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The Key West Songwriters Festival is Right Around the Corner!

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From News, posted 5.05.14. It’s that time of year again for sun, sand and songwriters. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival kicks off Wednesday, May 7, and continues through Sunday, May 11. The lineup this year is stronger than ever with Sara Evans, Anders Osborne, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Earl… Read more...


BMI Announces Lineup for the 19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 2.25.14. The lineup for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival, which will be presented by BMI, will again feature many of music’s most beloved songwriters heading to the southernmost point of the U.S. for five days of one-of-a-kind showcases and concert events dotting venues across the… 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...


Kenny Chesney Leads List of 2012 ACM Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 1.30.12. BMI songwriters and artists overwhelmingly dominate the list of 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees, announced Thursday, January 26. BMI has historically represented the majority of country music’s leaders – from Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Porter Wagoner, to Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard – and a review… Read more...


BMI Country Family Captures Majority of 2011 CMA Nominations

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From News, posted 9.06.11. Nominees for the 45th annual CMA Awards were announced Tuesday, September 6, and the nods read like a roll call of BMI’s contemporary country vanguard. In fact, BMI songwriter/artists account for the overwhelming majority of the list. Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, the Band Perry, Zac Brown Band and Blake Shelton lead… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Matraca Berg’s ‘The Dreaming Fields’

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From News, posted 5.31.11. BMI hosted a VIP-filled reception to celebrate the release of Matraca Berg’s new album, The Dreaming Fields, on Tuesday, May 24. BMI’s writer/publisher lobby was transformed into an intimate listening space, where Berg bewitched an audience of peers and longtime supporters with a patently soulful set. The acclaimed CD marks the… Read more...


Get 15% Off Purchase of ‘Original Songwriter Demos’

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From News, posted 12.01.10. Warner Bros. is currently offering a 15% discount off the purchasing price of the two-volume The Original Songwriter Demos, released earlier this year. BMI songwriters and publishers may take advantage of the deal by buying the album through through OriginalSongwriterDemos.com. Enter the code SONGWRITER when prompted. A thoughtfully curated… 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...


Hall of Famers John Hiatt, Matraca Berg & Tom Shapiro Saluted by BMI

From News, posted 12.02.08. When BMI songwriting heavyweights swept the short list of 2008 inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the company realized the feat called for a special reception honoring the new Hall of Famers. Friday, October 31, inductees John Hiatt, Tom Shapiro, and Matraca Berg were joined by close friends and… Read more...


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