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How to Write Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. “Show—Don’t Tell” is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics—lyrics that incorporate visual imagery that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds—is often thought of as one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell out… Read more...


Legendary BMI Composer Charles Fox Honored at ASMAC’s Golden Score Awards

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From News, posted 12.06.17. On Sunday, December 3, at the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers Golden Score Awards, legendary GRAMMY and Emmy-winning BMI composer Charles Fox was honored alongside his “Love Boat” theme collaborator Paul Williams. The gala took place at the Hilton Hotel’s Sierra Ballroom in Universal City, CA. Fox, who is… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August 2014

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.26.14. Workshops, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


BMI Writer Charles Fox Presents The Songs of Our Lives to Benefit Students

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From News, posted 6.04.13. Distinguished BMI songwriter Charles Fox is collaborating with several of his notable songwriting friends for a very worthy cause. The 2013 Songs of Our Lives, Volume VI will be held on Monday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m., at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center,… Read more...


Charles Fox and Friends Present The Songs of Our Lives, Benefitting Fulfillment Fund

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From News, posted 6.02.11. Venerable BMI composer and songwriter Charles Fox is bringing a handful of his distinguished songwriting friends together for an equally distinguished cause: The Songs of Our Lives, Volume IV is slated for Monday, June 13 at the Wadsworth Theatre in Brentwood, CA, and will raise money and awareness for the LA-based… Read more...


David Arnold Receives Richard Kirk Award at BMI Film & TV Awards

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From News, posted 5.19.11. BMI staged its annual Film/TV Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. During the invitation-only gala, BMI celebrated the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television series, and highest-ranking cable network programs. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and… Read more...


Songwriters Hall of Fame Gallery Opens in Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum

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From News, posted 10.27.10. The New York City-based Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) is taking its history to the West Coast. On Tuesday, October 19, the organization unveiled the new Songwriters Hall of Fame Gallery at L.A.’s Grammy Museum. An interactive exhibit that digs in to the SHOF’s extensive virtual home, the Gallery elevates and… Read more...


Charles Fox, An Extraordinary Life in Music

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.14.10. In 1971, composer Charles Fox and co-writer Norman Gimbel created one of the most unforgettable tunes of the pop era, “Killing Me Softly with His Song.” The aching ballad became a top ten hit for both Roberta Flack and The Fugees. Fox could consider himself a successful composer even if he… Read more...


Rachel Portman Receives Richard Kirk Award at BMI Film & TV Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.20.10. Terence Blanchard Receives Classic Contribution Award at Ceremony May 19 in Los Angeles BMI staged its annual Film/TV Music Awards tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. During the black-tie, invitation-only gala, BMI saluted the composers of music featured in the past year’s top-grossing films, top-rated prime-time network television… Read more...


Charles Fox Plans Benefit for LaGuardia Performing Arts High School

From News, posted 11.20.09. Renowned BMI composer Charles Fox is presenting “The Song of Our Lives,” featuring Fox, Alan Menken, Steve Tyrell and other prominent songwriters and composers, for the benefit of New York’s Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. With songs performed by the songwriters who wrote them,… Read more...


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