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Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a Mercedes… Read more...


Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17. Reba, Brooks & Dunn, and Jon Pardi pay tribute to the songwriting legend; Keith Urban receives BMI Champion Award; Ross Copperman, Sony/ATV among honorees Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 9.08.17. BMI writers are taking center stage this year with multiple nominations for Americana Music Awards. BMI songwriter Sturgill Simpson leads the pack with three nods, while Lori McKenna and Drive-By Truckers each earned two nominations. The ceremony, which takes place annually at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and is this year… Read more...


BMI Hosts Liz Rose Album Release Party

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From News, posted 5.18.17. Friends, family and fans of Liz Rose packed The Country May 17 in celebration of her new album, Swimming Alone. The decorated BMI singer-songwriter was joined on stage by BMI songwriter Lori McKenna for a special performance of selected tracks. Released May 12 to critical acclaim, the album is an honest,… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2017 ACMs

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From News, posted 4.03.17. It was all about Country last night in Las Vegas with big wins for BMI songwriters at the Academy of Country Music Awards. The star-studded 52nd annual ceremony was also chock full of mesmerizing performances by BMI superstars Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Cole… Read more...


Hit Writers Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson host BMI Showcase at Tin Pan South

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From News, posted 3.29.17. BMI award-winning songwriters Nicolle Galyon and Rodney Clawson helped bring in the crowd when they hosted BMI’s showcase at Tin Pan South March 28 at 3rd and Lindsley. The sold-out show also featured up-and-comers Claire Douglas, Brad Clawson, Emily Weisband and RaeLynn, as well as BMI Country Award-winning Songwriters of the… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.16.17. On April 2, in Las Vegas, the Academy of Country Music will air its 52nd awards ceremony on CBS, and BMI writers are situated to win big again this year! Leading the pack of BMI ACM nominees for 2017 are: Keith Urban with seven nods, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris each… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.14.17. It was another triumphant night for BMI writers at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as songwriter after songwriter took the stage to claim GRAMMY gold. A truly unstoppable force, Adele continued her reign as pop monarch, claiming five awards, including Record of the Year,… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16. After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the 2016… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.03.16. BMI affiliates racked up several big wins at the 50th annual CMA Awards, held last night in Nashville, with Carrie Underwood taking home her fourth trophy for Female Vocalist of the Year and Eric Church winning Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood. Single and Song of the Year honors also… Read more...


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