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What Makes a Song Iconic?

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From The Weekly, posted 8.09.22. “Great means incredibly well crafted, easily memorable, with a universally relatable sentiment and a sense of authenticity—“from the heart” as they say. Iconic means touching a cultural nerve, standing the test of time and instantly recognizable by many people - that holds true even if it’s not widely considered great… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2021 London Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.11.21. Rising star Arlo Parks receives the BMI Impact Award; Renowned songwriter/producer Inflo honoured with the BMI Champion Award; “Before You Go” co-written by Tom Barnes is Song of the Year; Million-Air, Top Pop and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards also announced. Read more...


Secrets From The Shaman: An Exclusive Conversation with BMI Icon Donovan

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From News, posted 7.19.21. Donovan is a songwriter for the ages. Releasing his first single, “Catch the Wind,” in 1965, the aspiring, 18-year-old Scottish folk troubadour swiftly defined himself as a prolific writer, welding elements of traditional acoustic folk music with groundbreaking elements of pop, rock, jazz, classical and the burgeoning psychedelia of the Sixties.… Read more...


Change That Tune – The Art of Re-Arranging Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.20. A well-written song can lend itself to any number of stylistic reinterpretations, some even besting the original in the process Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: October 2020

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.20. International Songwriting Competition The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended the registration deadline to November 4, 2020. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your songs heard by industry execs and celebrity judges like Bebe Rexha, Cam, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Tanya Tucker, and many more. ISC… Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20. The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable, not… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: February 2020

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: January 2020

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.14.20. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: November/December 2019

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.21.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


Noel Gallagher and World’s Top Songwriters Honored at 2019 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.21.19. Camila Cabello wins Song of the Year with ‘Never Be The Same’; Raye wins BMI Impact Award; Niall Horan and Anne-Marie also recognized at London ceremony. Read more...


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