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5 Tips for Songwriting Success in Today’s Music Industry

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.18.19. I taught my first songwriting class at Los Angeles’ Pierce College in 1991. Back then, if my car radio were tuned to a pop station, it was likely I would hear chart-topping artists such as Michael Jackson, Wilson Phillips, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton, Poison, and Roxette. During that same era, if… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: OK MAYDAY

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From News, posted 1.25.19. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, brothers David and Kelly Bollmann, Stephen Lee, and Matthew Osborn joined forces to create their band, OK MAYDAY. The quartet has created a balance of Super Bowl Halftime Show-worthy pop, synth-sparked indie, and shoegazing guitar rock, working with the likes of Keri Hilson, producer Paul… Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson Named BMI Icon at The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.31.18. “I Feel It Coming” Named Song of the Year; Metro Boomin Earned Songwriter of the Year & Producer of the Year and Universal Music Publishing Received Publisher of the Year Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Joe Jackson, Patriarch of the Jackson Family

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From News, posted 6.27.18. BMI is saddened to have learned of the passing of Joe Jackson on Wednesday, June 27, at age 89. Profoundly instrumental to the legacy of some of BMI’s most prominent and celebrated affiliates, Jackson launched his family’s musical journey in 1964 with the formation of the Jackson 5, featuring his sons… Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson to be Named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 6.26.18. Evening celebrates the previous year’s top R&B/Hip-Hop songwriters, producers, music publishers and administrators on Thursday, August 30 in Atlanta, Georgia Read more...


BMI Brings Out Multi-Platinum HitMakers for ‘Producer Talk Panel’

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From News, posted 8.19.16. BMI’s LA office hosted a ‘BMI Producer Talk’ panel on Wednesday, August 17, for an enthusiastic crowd. Moderated by radio host and media personality, Abby De La Rosa, the panel featured hit-making producers Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Warren “Oak” Felder of Pop & Oak (Alicia Keys, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj), Dwayne… Read more...


Hit Writer Noel Zancanella Talks About the “Good Life”

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From News, posted 8.05.16. From OneRepublic to Taylor Swift, this BMI Songwriter of the Year is humbly counting his blessings. Read more...


BMI Writers Take More Than 54% of 2015 BETs

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From News, posted 7.01.15. The 15th annual BET Awards, which celebrate stars from music, television, radio, film and sports, was held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown LA on Sunday, June 28, with BMI superstars taking home more than 54% of the music category awards. In addition, BMI songwriter Janet Jackson was presented with the… Read more...


Writing and Placing Songs Internationally

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.28.14. The renowned instructor of the BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshop on the keys to global success Read more...


BMI Songwriters Shine at Songwriters Hall of Fame ‘Chart Toppers: Ladies Night’ Event

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From News, posted 10.25.13. Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly supported the “Chart Toppers: Ladies Night” event on October 22 at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles. It was the most recent installment of the annual “Songwriter/Producers-in-the-Round” event series from the Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF), in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum. The night featured a stellar… Read more...


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