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Restless to Rock: Marti Frederiksen Keeps Working & Writing

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From News, posted 4.29.20. Since even before getting started in music in the mid-80’s, Los Angeles native Marti Frederiksen has been driven by a love of making music and an innate restlessness. Specializing in straight-ahead rock, Frederiksen cut his teeth playing drums in bands, finding his creative voice and realizing an inner knack for how… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist David Hodges

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From News, posted 1.29.15. David Hodges (@hodgesmusic) is a multiplatinum songwriter-producer, multi-instrumentalist, BMI award recipient, GRAMMY winner and Golden Globe nominee. Hodges cut his teeth as one of the founding members of 18 million-selling Little Rock, Ark.-based legendary rock act, Evanescence. At the height of the band’s success, he left for Los Angeles to focus… Read more...


A Conversation With Chris Daughtry

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.20.13. The accomplished songwriter unveils a new side of himself on his latest album, ‘Baptized’ Read more...


Michael Bolton Honored During BMI’s 65th Annual NAB Dinner in Las Vegas

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From News, posted 4.10.13. The BMI Board of Directors celebrated the incredible career of Michael Bolton during its 65th Annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Dinner, held on Tuesday, April 9 in Las Vegas during the NAB convention. Bolton has sold more than 53 million albums and singles worldwide and continues to advocate for at-risk… Read more...


David Hodges’ Calling Card

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.07.11. Just who is David Hodges? That’s a loaded question with no simple answer. Since his emergence 8 years ago, Hodges has dinned so many musical hats that one needs a scorecard just to keep up. He’s a singer, songwriter and frontman whose on-hiatus band, the Age of Information, reconciles contemporary pop… Read more...


Tracie Verlinde Promoted to BMI Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations

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From News, posted 1.19.11. BMI has promoted Tracie Verlinde to Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles. The announcement was made by Barbara Cane, Vice President & General Manager, Writer/Publisher Relations, Los Angeles. Verlinde will continue to report to Cane, and will share oversight of the Los Angeles Writer/Publishers Relations department with her. She was previously… Read more...


Lifehouse’s Jason Wade Comes of Age

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.04.10. Conversationally, Jason Wade is a thoughtful, eloquent guy. At 29, he delivers his words with the kind of self-awareness that one might expect from someone nearing a third decade of life, having survived the perils of personal development in his teens and twenties, emerging on the other side as smart and… Read more...


Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year and More at 2009 CMA Awards

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From News, posted 11.12.09. The night after she took home her second consecutive BMI Song of the Year crystal, Taylor Swift swept the 43rd Annual CMA Awards, winning Entertainer, Female Vocalist, Album and Video of the Year honors. The youngest performer to ever earn the Entertainer of the Year crown, Swift is also the first… Read more...


Theory of a Deadman’s Hard-Earned Scars and Souvenirs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.05.09. “We always try to write music without any boundaries,” says Tyler Connolly, lead singer and guitarist for hard rockers Deadman. “And that’s partly because we don’t really have a ‘core demographic.’ We’ve got 40- and 50-year-olds at our shows alongside the 14- and 15-year-olds. What’s great about Theory is that we… Read more...


Ryan Star is Rising, on His Own Terms

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.03.09. It was 2005 and singer/songwriter Ryan Star was an artist on the verge. Stage, the band he co-founded at age 14, was signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records and touring with major acts. But while Star’s career looked promising, an insistent inner voice haunted him. “I needed more from life and music,”… Read more...


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