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When Clever is Too Clever in Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17. Before addressing what might constitute being “too clever” in lyrics, I’ll begin by defining what I mean by “clever” lyrics. For the purposes of this article I’m referring to songs with lyrics that are witty, tongue-in-cheek, humorous, or amusing. These are in contrast to those that fall into the category of… 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...


Country Camaraderie: BMI’s Jody Williams on the 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From The Weekly, posted 11.06.17. BMI will be celebrating its 65th annual Country Awards tomorrow night, with Nashville songwriting legend Bob DiPiero being named a BMI Icon for his unique and indelible influence on music. Additionally, chart-topping singer/songwriter Keith Urban will be recognized with BMI’s Champion Award for his work supporting the next generation of songwriters,… Read more...


Legendary Songwriter Bob DiPiero to be Named BMI Icon at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 9.28.17. Keith Urban to Receive BMI’s Champion Award; Top Country Songwriters, Publishers & Administrators Also to be Honored at November 7 Event Read more...


Eric Church, Maren Morris, Randy Houser and Jon Pardi Headline 2017 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 9.27.17. From November 29 thru December 2, the third annual BMI Maui Songwriters Festival will combine the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of country music’s best scribes. This one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up. Country… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. From surprise endings to modulations and double entendre, songs with twists can really pay-off. Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: February

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.08.16. Workshops, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


BMI Set to Rock Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 2.02.16. BMI is pleased to announce the initial lineup for the 21st Annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI. Set for May 4-8, 2016, the festival will feature top country hitmakers alongside up-and-coming talent in the most iconic venues of beautiful Key West. “This is a… Read more...


BMI Announces ‘Off the Record: Songs for Gilda’s Club’ Show at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville

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From News, posted 1.20.16. BMI is proud to partner with Nashville’s legendary Zanies Comedy Club to present “Off the Record: Songs for Gilda’s Club” on February 16, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at Zanies. Top hitmakers Bob DiPiero and Bobby Pinson have been invited to share their irreverent and laugh-out-loud tracks, many of which have been… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: November

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.15. Workshops, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


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