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Harry Gregson-Williams and Other Top Songwriters Honored At 2018 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.01.18. Ed Sheeran wins ‘Song of the Year’ for the third consecutive year with ‘Shape of You’; Liam Payne, Tinie Tempah, Natasha Bedingfield and James Arthur also recognized at London ceremony. Read more...


How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18. When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the formula,… Read more...


Jay Kay and Top Songwriters Honored at 2017 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.09.17. Ed Sheeran Wins Song of The Year for the Second Year With “Love Yourself”; Foals, Bipolar Sunshine and Naughty Boy Also Recognized at London Ceremony Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Troubadour Leonard Cohen

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From News, posted 11.11.16. BMI is saddened by the passing of one of the world’s most eminent songwriters, Leonard Cohen. For nearly five decades, Cohen’s music cut through the lines of traditional genres and was recorded more than 2,000 times by such diverse and renowned artists as Judy Collins, who recorded the timeless “Suzanne,” one… Read more...


Like Father, Like Son: A Conversation With Hit Songwriters Steve and Andrew Dorff

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. When it comes to songwriting, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree for Steve and Andrew Dorff Read more...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16. “Thinking Out Loud” wins Song of the Year for Ed Sheeran Read more...


Graham Gouldman and Top Songwriters Honored at 2015 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.19.15. ‘Stay With Me’ wins Song of the Year for Sam Smith; Ed Sheeran, John Newman and Hozier also recognized Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Susy Sun

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From News, posted 9.16.15. With influences ranging from Chopin to Regina Spektor to Elton John, Susy Sun makes indie chic pop with a classical piano influence. But her music is as pretty as it is deep. An introspective soul and the only artist among her five siblings, Susy is constantly exploring questions of… Read more...


Nile Rodgers Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.29.15. John Legend, DJ Mustard and Universal Music Publishing Group Also Among Honorees at Ceremony in Beverly Hills Read more...


BMI Writer Astrella Launches Musical Ts

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From News, posted 3.24.15. BMI songwriter and fashion designer Astrella has come up with a unique way to sell fashion and music to fans. Astrella, daughter of BMI Icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer Donovan, has developed a unique line of Musical Ts. Each features iconic album artwork that allows the buyer to download the… Read more...


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