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BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2020 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.20. Ross Copperman named Songwriter of the Year; “Whiskey Glasses” by Ben Burgess received Song of the Year; Warner-Chappell Music Publishing awarded Publisher of the Year The 50 Most-Performed Country Songs of the Previous Year Were Also Celebrated Read more...


When it Comes to Song Titles, Don’t Hit the Nail Too Squarely on the Head

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From The Weekly, posted 6.03.20. Most of the writers who attend my songwriting workshops already know how to write perfectly crafted songs. My job is to help them write the kinds of songs that a music publisher, record label executive, record producer, or recording artist will feel compelled to choose over the competition. One of the… Read more...


Top Broadcasters and BMI Support Songwriters with Concert Benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief

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From News, posted 5.11.20. BMI presents “A Salute to the Songwriters,” with co-host Luke Bryan to air on more than 100 radio stations across the country May 16 at 7PM Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.28.20. The nods are out for the 55th annual ACM Awards with BMI songwriters poised to win big again this year. Leading the pack are Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett, who each received a resounding five nominations. Blake Shelton and Luke Combs were also awarded four and three nods, respectively, with Miranda… Read more...


BMI Doubles Down with Eric Church for Celebration Of No. 1 Songs “Round Here Buzz” & “Some Of It”

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From News, posted 9.26.19. Taking note from his critically-acclaimed Double Down tour, Eric Church chose to “double down” with BMI on September 24 at an aircraft hangar on the outskirts of Nashville for a No. 1 celebration recognizing both of his most recent chart-toppers. This time around, it was “Some Of It,” written by Church,… Read more...


Steve Cropper Receives BMI Icon Award at 2018 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.13.18. John Legend, Luke Combs, Maggie Rose, and Lucie Silvas with Mike Farris and Kenny Greenberg pay tribute; Jesse Frasure and Warner-Tamerlane Music Publishing among other honorees Read more...


Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17. Reba, Brooks & Dunn, and Jon Pardi pay tribute to the songwriting legend; Keith Urban receives BMI Champion Award; Ross Copperman, Sony/ATV among honorees Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 NaSHOF Inductees and NSAI Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.25.17. October 23 was a big night for BMI writers at the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions and NSAI Awards ceremony. Legendary BMI songwriters Jim McBride, Tim Nichols and Dwayne Blackwell were inducted into the prestigious NaSHOF, while country superstar Luke Bryan won NSAI’s Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In addition to… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.16.17. On April 2, in Las Vegas, the Academy of Country Music will air its 52nd awards ceremony on CBS, and BMI writers are situated to win big again this year! Leading the pack of BMI ACM nominees for 2017 are: Keith Urban with seven nods, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris each… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Eric Church and Jeff Hyde’s #1 Hit “Record Year”

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From News, posted 10.12.16. The lobby of BMI Nashville turned into the site of celebration for BMI songwriters Eric Church and Jeff Hyde October 11. The party honored the duo’s chart-topping hit “Record Year,” the second single from Eric’s Mr. Misunderstood, a CMA Album of the Year nominee and his fifth studio album. The hit… Read more...


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