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Which Point of View Is Best For Your Song

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From The Weekly, posted 2.06.23. I’m often asked which point of view is the strongest for songs. Point of view, which is sometimes referred to as the narrative perspective, determines whether the singer is sharing his or her own story and feelings; telling someone else’s story and feelings; or acting as an impartial narrator. Let’s look… Read more...


BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2021 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.15.21. Jesse Frasure named Songwriter of the Year; “One of Them Girls” by Dallas Davidson and Ben Johnson receives Song of the Year; Sony Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music tie for Publisher of the Year; 50 most-performed Country songs of the previous year also celebrated Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.09.21. Once again, BMI songwriters took the vast majority of nods for this year’s CMA Awards. Leading the pack with five nominations is Eric Church, with many others also capturing multiple accolades, including Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Gabby Barrett, Thomas Rhett, Jay Joyce, Chris Young, Kane Brown, Kenny… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.21. BMI songwriters are once again poised for major wins at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air from the Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 18. Leading the pack for nods is Maren Morris with six and Miranda Lambert with five, including… Read more...


BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2020 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.20. Ross Copperman named Songwriter of the Year; “Whiskey Glasses” by Ben Burgess received Song of the Year; Warner-Chappell Music Publishing awarded Publisher of the Year The 50 Most-Performed Country Songs of the Previous Year Were Also Celebrated Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2020 London Awards Winners

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From News, posted 10.05.20. “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith and Normani named Song of the Year; Bernie Marsden, Caroline Ailin, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, EY, Gary Kemp, Kamille and Niall Horan among the Honourees; Million-Air, Top Pop and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards also announced. 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 Congratulates its 2020 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.02.20. The CMA nods are out with BMI affiliates taking center stage in nearly every category. Miranda Lambert leads the pack with an incredible seven nominations, including her fourth for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, who is up for two awards, was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, making it… Read more...


Eli Young Band Celebrates Fourth Career Top-Charter “Love Ain’t” at Number One Bash

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From News, posted 7.19.19. Multi-Platinum hitmakers Eli Young Band celebrated their fourth career No. 1, “Love Ain’t,” with a No. 1 bash at The Sutler in Nashville, TN, on July 15, hosted by ASCAP and BMI. Packing out the rustic saloon, friends, family, and key industry members joined songwriters Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, and Shane… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Take the Stage and the Trophies at 2019 ACM Awards

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From News, posted 4.08.19. BMI proudly congratulates our affiliates who took home the majority of Academy of Country Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. The star-filled evening also featured unforgettable performances by members of the BMI family who commanded the stage, including Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, Florida… Read more...


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