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Hitmaker Aaron Watson Celebrates 20 Years of Making — and Releasing — Music His Way

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. Aaron Watson learned about the power of music at a young age. His father, a Vietnam War veteran, sought comfort in music, and Aaron grew up listening to his dad’s records, gaining an early appreciation for songcraft and strong melodies. He started penning his own songs at a young age, and… Read more...


Harry Gregson-Williams and Other Top Songwriters Honored At 2018 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.01.18. Ed Sheeran wins ‘Song of the Year’ for the third consecutive year with ‘Shape of You’; Liam Payne, Tinie Tempah, Natasha Bedingfield and James Arthur also recognized at London ceremony. Read more...


Spotlight on Seminal BMI Songwriters in Illuminating New Book: ‘Anatomy of a Song’

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From News, posted 11.03.16. Behind every hit song is a captivating story. Perhaps no one knows this better than renowned writer and music historian Marc Myers, who, in his new book, Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop, uncovers the fascinating backstories behind many legendary… Read more...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16. “Thinking Out Loud” wins Song of the Year for Ed Sheeran Read more...


From Iceland to LA, BMI Composer Atli Örvarsson’s Music Soars

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From News, posted 9.12.16. The breadth of Atli Örvarsson’s music is as vast and captivating as the Northern Lights are over his home country of Iceland. As a composer, he provides the edge-of-your-seat scores to the immensely popular NBC TV series Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Chicago Med. He also wrote the 2016 HARPA Award-winning… Read more...


Catching Up With Kiyanu Kim

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From News, posted 3.21.16. With already a decade and a half under his belt of producing, mixing, performing and songwriting, Kiyanu Kim is a driven music creator. This guitar-slinging New Yorker is building a name for himself as a writer, collaborator and musician, and gradually accruing a reputation for relaxed collaboration and a style of… Read more...


10 Questions With John Lydon

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.25.13. “May the road rise and your enemies always be behind you.” Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Magnets & Ghosts

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From News, posted 2.15.13. Magnets & Ghosts, the brainchild of Collective Soul’s Dean Roland and songwriter/producer Ryan Potesta, is new age alt-rock at its finest. Ranging in influence from The Black Keys to Pink Floyd, the duo creates a captivating soundscape that explores emotional depths through lyrics and music. Mass, their 2011 full-length, features head-banging tracks (“Light… Read more...


10 Questions: The Scissormen’s Ted Drozdowski

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.28.12. To see Ted Drozdowski play slide guitar so easily like he does, one might think he was a tad bored, like a kid who really ought to have skipped a grade or a dog too long chained to a doghouse. In the dusky bars and blues clubs he frequents with his… Read more...


BMI @ SXSW: 9 Questions with THE KINGSTON SPRINGS

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From News, posted 3.15.11. The Kingston Springs will play BMI’s SXSW St. Patrick’s Day showcase on Thursday, March 17 at 10:30 p.m. at The Ghost Room. The band answered BMI’s rapid-fire round of questions about songwriting, heroes, and SXSW anticipation. What’s the name of the first song you ever wrote? “On the Otherside”… Read more...


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