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How to Write Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. “Show—Don’t Tell” is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics—lyrics that incorporate visual imagery that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds—is often thought of as one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell out… 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...


BMI Co-sponsors ‘Peer Bliss’ Event in Support of Rock Legend Donovan

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From News, posted 11.06.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. proudly co-sponsored peermusic’s “Peer Bliss” mixer to support Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and BMI Icon Donovan, who treated the industry crowd to an intimate performance at peermusic’s Burbank, Calif., office on October 22, 2014. A multifaceted talent renowned for his stylistic range, Donovan started his career… Read more...


BMI Legends Honored At SHOF Induction Gala

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From News, posted 7.30.14. Beneath the glimmering chandeliers of the New York Marriot Marquis hotel ballroom, the evening of June 13 was one dedicated to celebrating some of the finest songwriting legends of our time. Music icons Ray Davies, Donovan, Graham Gouldman and Mark James were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame; Dan Reynolds… Read more...


John Lydon Named BMI Icon at 2013 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.15.13. Broadcast Music, Inc. presented the BMI Icon Award to music legend John Lydon for his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers” at the 2013 BMI London Awards held October 15, 2013, at London’s Dorchester Hotel. Previous BMI Icon honorees include Queen, Ray Davies, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison, Donovan,… Read more...


BMI Presents “Music & Film” Roundtable and Snowball Showcase at Sundance

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From News, posted 12.21.12. BMI’s 15th annual Composer/Director Roundtable and 11th annual Snowball showcase will take place Wednesday, January 23, during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Entitled “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” the roundtable will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. at the Sundance House. The conversation… Read more...


Dave Stewart Contributes to David Lynch Foundation, Walk a Mile Campaign

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From News, posted 7.23.12. Prolific BMI songwriter, artist and humanitarian Dave Stewart has contributed the tender, thought-provoking song “Man to Man (Woman to Woman)” to the Music That Changes the World compilation, currently being re-launched by Transcendental Music to benefit the David Lynch Foundation. The robust collection features other BMI stars… Read more...


BMI Bids Farewell to Outstanding Sundance 2012

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From News, posted 1.28.12. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival was once again filled with premieres of awe-inspiring work by BMI composers, along with signature BMI events that have become annual favorites. The highly anticipated BMI composer/director roundtable, “Music & Film: The Creative Process,” took place on Wednesday, January 24. Focusing on the relationship between composer… Read more...


BMI Presents Annual Composer/Director Roundtable at Sundance 2012

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From News, posted 1.12.12. 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Donovan to Headline 10th Annual BMI Snowball Read more...


Queen, the Script, Andrew Frampton, Fraser T. Smith & more honored at 2011 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.04.11. BMI celebrated Europe and Asia’s premier songwriters, composers and music publishers tonight during its annual BMI London Awards. Guests filled London’s Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane to toast the past year’s most-performed songs on U.S. radio and television. Songwriters and composers honored at the event are members of European and Asian performing… Read more...


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