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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...


Jumbo Loves to Play

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.09.11. References to the Northeastern Mexican city of Monterrey as “the Seattle of Mexico” have been around as long as the term “grunge.” It’s hard to talk about the Mexican rock scene or Latin alternative music without mentioning many of the American and British bands like Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails or The… Read more...


Patrick Williams, Back with a Big Band

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.10. As a boy growing up in the early 1940s, Patrick Williams would drift to sleep listening to lullabies of a bolder sort: the high-kicking jazz orchestra recordings of bandleaders like Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey and Jimmie Lunceford. “My parents would leave me in the crib with these big band records playing,”… Read more...


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