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BMI Brings Over 70 Songwriters to Southwest Florida for Island Hopper Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 10.18.19. BMI recently partnered with the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and iHeartMedia to present the sixth annual Island Hopper Songwriters Festival. The ten-day festival spanned across Captiva Island, Fort Myers Beach and downtown Fort Myers, promoting music creators and songwriters, while also bringing in extra revenue to the local bars,… Read more...


BMI Wraps 2019 Summer Rooftop on the Row Series with Gone West and Mitchell Tenpenny

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From News, posted 8.28.19. Despite storms looming on the horizon, the final evening of Rooftop on the Row for the 2019 summer season was packed with guests eager to hear from rising Country music acts Gone West and Mitchell Tenpenny. Long-time friends and co-writers Colbie Caillat, Justin Young, Jason Reeves, and Nelly Joy kicked off… Read more...


10 Tips for Switching Gears When a Song Isn’t Working

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From The Weekly, posted 5.07.19. A songwriter recently posed an intriguing question: what can we do when we have a strong idea for a song, but realize that the song we’re writing is not turning out nearly as well as we hoped? How do we change direction? How can we switch gears when we have grown… Read more...


Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a Mercedes… Read more...


Mark Batson, Faith Evans, Tory Lanez & RedOne Discuss Their Hits at BMI’S ‘HOW I WROTE THAT SONG’®

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From News, posted 1.29.18. On Saturday, January 27, BMI presented its annual pre-GRAMMY event How I Wrote That Song® (HIWTS), in partnership with the Apollo Theater, at the legendary performance hall. The audience was treated to an enlightening panel discussion that featured multi-platinum and GRAMMY award-winning music producer Mark Batson, GRAMMY award-winning R&B royalty Faith… Read more...


The How and Why of Building Bridges in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.23.17. At a songwriting conference I attended, GRAMMY winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat shared some comments that her father, record producer and engineer Ken Caillat (Fleetwood Mac, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys) had made regarding bridges in songs. He had stated that bridges are crucial elements because they are typically the final new… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of ‘How I Wrote That Song’

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From News, posted 2.03.17. Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Alex Da Kid, Dallas Davidson and Lauren Christy reveal the stories behind their biggest hits Read more...


BMI Supports Songs of Hope Benefit’s Worthy Cause

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From News, posted 9.12.16. Tickets Still Available With Discount for BMI Affiliates Read more...


BMI Honors Taylor Swift and Legendary Songwriting Duo Mann & Weil at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.11.16. Taylor Swift named Songwriter of the Year; ‘Uptown Funk’ awarded Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Publishing presented with Publisher of the Year Read more...


City of Hope Offers BMI Members 30% Off Tickets to ‘Songs of Hope X’

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From News, posted 5.20.14. A leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, City of Hope this year is marking its 10th anniversary of ‘Songs of Hope X.’ This special benefit and silent auction will be presented by City of Hope’s Music and Entertainment Industry on June 4, 2014, from… Read more...


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