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Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. From surprise endings to modulations and double entendre, songs with twists can really pay-off. Read more...


10 Questions With Lee Brice

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.28.14. The country star talks going beyond writing from the heart, plus creative process Read more...


The Key West Songwriters Festival is Right Around the Corner!

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From News, posted 5.05.14. It’s that time of year again for sun, sand and songwriters. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival kicks off Wednesday, May 7, and continues through Sunday, May 11. The lineup this year is stronger than ever with Sara Evans, Anders Osborne, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Earl… Read more...


BMI Announces the 18th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival May 1-5

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From News, posted 2.11.13. Proceeds will benefit SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center Read more...


Lineup Additions Fuel Anticipation of Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.01.12. Perennial Favorite Slated for May 2 – May 6, 2012 Read more...


Bobby Braddock, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV & More Honored at 2011 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.11. BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards. BMI staged the event in its Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast one… Read more...


New Performers Announced for Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.29.11. Presented by BMI, Perennial Favorite Slated for April 27-May 1 The Better Angels Music Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI, is exploding, surpassing even the biggest dreams of its founders and longtime supporters. The 2011 lineup is unprecedentedly deeper: genre-hopping singer/songwriters Raul Malo, Marshall Chapman, and Robert Earl Keen; serial… Read more...


Miranda Lambert Leads List of 2011 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.03.11. BMI songwriters, artists, and producers earned 72% of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations, announced earlier this week. With seven nominations, BMI torchbearer Miranda Lambert leads the list of nominees. The reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist will vie for that title again, as well as Song and Single… Read more...


Doug Johnson: Changing Somebody’s World

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.27.11. Walk the narrow sidewalks along Nashville’s famed Music Row on just about any day of the week and you’ll see them, wide-eyed and star struck. Young writers, with little or no experience under their belts arrive with dreams of making it big. While their hopes are high, many of them will… Read more...


Hal Ketchum Celebrates Release of ‘Father Time’

From News, posted 9.26.08. Esteemed troubadour Hal Ketchum celebrated the release of his new album, Father Time, Monday, September 15 amidst industry peers and fans in BMI’s Nashville Writer/Publisher lobby. Ketchum recorded the ambitious labor of love live to two-track over two stacked days in the studio. Released on his longtime label home Curb Records,… Read more...


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