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The Top 5 Melody Pitfalls—and How to Avoid Them

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.25.13. An exclusive tutorial from the renowned instructor of the BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshop Read more...


New York Songwriters Circle Now Accepting Submissions for Songwriting Contest

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From News, posted 10.07.09. The New York Songwriters Circle (NYSC) is currently accepting submissions for the organization’s 2009 Songwriting Contest. While each entry’s lyrics must be in English, NYSC encourages composers from all over the world, who create original tunes in every genre—and every musical gray area in between—to enter. 2008 2nd-place winner Gillian Grassie,… Read more...


BMI Composers Take Center Stage Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference

From News, posted 11.08.07. The Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference was held November 1-2 at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles, where BMI sponsored the opening keynote with composer Alan Menken, who wrote the score and music for the upcoming Disney Pictures film Enchanted, and moderator Richard Kraft of Kraft-Engel management. The… Read more...


Harris Scores ‘Hottest’ Movie Soundtrack

From News, posted 8.14.07. The Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), in conjunction with BMI, held coast-to-coast screenings of The Hottest State, held at the Directors Guild both in Los Angeles (July 31) and New York (August 7). The film written and directed by Ethan Hawke, features a soundtrack composed by Grammy-winning BMI singer/songwriter Jesse… Read more...


New York Songwriters Circle 2007 Contest Underway

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From News, posted 7.31.07. The New York Songwriters Circle, home to such artists and writers as Norah Jones, Vanessa Carlton, Lisa Loeb, Jesse Harris and many more, is now accepting submissions for its 2007 Songwriting Contest. Vanessa Carlton Lisa Loeb Jesse Harris Founded and directed by… Read more...


Mieka Pauley

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.04.06. Her voice ranges from haunting, delicate beauty to an explosion of shattering, soaring soul. Her lyrics bloom from a place of uncompromising honesty and raw emotion, wise beyond her years. Her roots are the blues, classic soul and R&B, rock, gospel and folk, and the result is a personal brand of… Read more...


Madeleine Peyroux

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.02.05. It's been eight years between Madeleine Peyroux's first and second albums, but the time hasn't slowed her momentum. She was hailed by Time magazine on her first 1996 release, Dreamland , for creating "the most exciting, involving vocal performance by a new singer this year." Since Careless Love was released… Read more...


Grammy in the Schools Panel Prepares Students for Careers in Music

From News, posted 3.22.05. Grammy in the Schools, a national outreach program that provides insight to students about careers that are available in music and direction on how to prepare for them, held its annual event at Pace University on March 22 with over 1000 New York area high school students… Read more...


Norah Jones to Headline Benefit Concert for Jason Crigler

From News, posted 1.19.05. BMI singer/songwriter Norah Jones will headline a benefit concert for ailing guitarist and friend Jason Crigler, who suffered a brain aneurysm last year. The line-up will feature Jones and her Handsome Band, along with fellow New York musicians and friends Dennis Brennan, Amy Correia and… Read more...


No Sophomore Slump for Norah Jones

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.04. Authentic, warm, understated and old-fashioned aren’t adjectives that are often attached to top-selling recording artists in the “whoever shouts the loudest wins” world of contemporary music. Big production values and even bigger marketing campaigns usually help fuel top-selling artists in the digital age. What makes Norah Jones… Read more...


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