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The Most Important Trait for Songwriters and Recording Artists - Persistence

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.20. During a recent workshop I was asked if I could identify the most important trait or skill for songwriters to possess. Was it an innate talent to craft a fresh, memorable melody? Was it the ability to craft a lyric that touched millions of hearts? Or was it something else? As… Read more...


Celebrating Cam’s “Burning House”: An Inside Look at BMI’s #1 Parties

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From News, posted 3.04.16. For 63 years, BMI has celebrated the music of BMI country legends like Dean Dillon, Bobby Braddock, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Mac Davis, and many others, and honored the writers of the top country songs played on radio and TV at the Company‚Äôs annual BMI Country Awards. But for… Read more...


Lineup Additions Fuel Anticipation of Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.01.12. Perennial Favorite Slated for May 2 – May 6, 2012 Read more...


Warner Bros. Celebrates the Song

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.28.10. Whether you enjoyed your history classes in school or not, chances are you’ve spent a little bit of time thinking about the past. Everyone likes a little historical exploration, whether it’s from the comfort of a couch, watching Indiana Jones whip his way to treasures of a long-forgotten era, or it’s… Read more...


Holly Gleason Celebrates Chart-Topping ‘Better as a Memory’

From News, posted 12.10.08. BMI hosted an assembly of Music Row’s elite Monday, November 24 for a celebration of one already esteemed writer’s triumphant transformation into song writer. Holly Gleason co-penned Kenny Chesney’s no. 1 hit “Better as a Memory” under the pseudonym Lady Goodman, prompting industry-wide speculation as to the true identity of the… Read more...


Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inducts Bob DiPiero, Flatt & Scruggs and Hank Williams, Jr.

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From News, posted 10.18.07. NSAI Also Presents Annual Awards Bob DiPiero, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and Hank Williams, Jr. were honored for their songwriting contributions and welcomed to the esteemed ranks of the Nashville Songwriters Hall Fame during the 38th Annual Hall of Fame Dinner… Read more...


Mission to ‘Change and Save Lives’ Front and Center at CITR XII

From News, posted 3.06.06. Country in the Rockies XII, the annual signature fund-raising event for the T.J. Martell Foundation's Nashville division brought music fans to Club Med in Crested Butte, Colo., for four days of mingling with artists and songwriters in one of the best winter sport settings in the Rocky… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Home Majority of This Year’s Grammys

From News, posted 2.08.06. Some of BMI's biggest songwriters and artists were among the top winners at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, held February 8 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Read more...


It’s Eight Grammy Nods for Mariah, Kanye and Legend

From News, posted 12.11.05. BMI superstars Mariah Carey, Kanye West and John Legend led the list of nominees for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods each when contenders were announced at a star-studded press conference held December 8 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Their three-way tie pushed the total… Read more...


Vince Gill, Roger Murrah, Jerry Reed Join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

From News, posted 10.17.05. Vince Gill, Jerry Reed and Roger Murrah are the newest additions to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. They were inducted Sunday, October 16 during annual ceremonies conducted by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Read more...


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