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Percussion Primer – Tips for Adding Hooky Rhythms to Your Music Tracks

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.20. Some pointers for making percussion parts more potent Read more...


Caroline Beasley Elected Chairman of BMI Board of Directors

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From News, posted 10.22.20. BMI Board Extends President & CEO Mike O’Neill’s Contract; Six Directors Re-elected to the Board Read more...


Renowned UK Songwriter/Producer Inflo Continues Winning Streak

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From News, posted 9.25.20. BMI is very proud to congratulate UK songwriter/producer Inflo who co-wrote the acclaimed project that took the prestigious Mercury Prize 2020 for Album of the Year - Kiwanuka. Earlier this month, Inflo received the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Best Album for co-writing Little Simz’s Grey Area. These recent wins build… Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20. The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable, not… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Ivor Novello Award Winners

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From News, posted 9.02.20. The winners of this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, in conjunction with Apple Music, have been announced, with BMI songwriters taking a large share of the trophies. The prestigious awards represent a pinnacle of achievement, recognized by peers within the UK music creator community. Congratulations to all! Here’s the list of BMI… Read more...


How Songwriting Makes You A Better Innovator

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.20. After over 30 years of writing songs, I’ve come to the realization that while songwriting, in and of itself, is a wonderful thing, the benefits extend far beyond the boundaries of music. Among the many areas that learning to write songs can develop are a set of seven skills uniquely designed… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its AIM Award Winners

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From News, posted 8.13.20. Earlier this week, the Association of Independent Music announced online, their 2020 award recipients with BMI-affiliated songwriters taking center stage in several categories. This year’s awards mark the twenty-first year of AIM, whose awards champion industry-leading creativity, innovation, and performance shown by independent artists, labels and outstanding individuals. Congratulations to all!… Read more...


BMI London Hosts Speed Dating for Songwriters® - Zoom Edition

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From News, posted 7.28.20. In keeping with the times, BMI’s “Speed Dating for Songwriters®” has been revamped into a new online format using Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature. With the aim of continuing to foster creative collaboration among some of the most promising songwriters, producers, and artists, participants through BMI’s London office, which hosted the format,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Its Ivor Novello Nominees for 2020

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From News, posted 7.21.20. Following the announcement of their Rising Star nominees earlier this month, the Ivors Academy announced their full list of nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, and BMI is very pleased to congratulate its many prominent affiliates recognized among them. Representing the most impactful accomplishments in songwriting and composing, the prestigious… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Ivor Novello Rising Star Award Nominees

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From News, posted 7.07.20. The prestigious Ivor Novello Awards represent a pinnacle of achievement which is recognized by peers within the UK music creator community, and beyond. Recently the Ivors Academy announced the nominees for the Rising Star Awards with Apple Music and many BMI-affiliated songwriters are taking top spots, including 4 out of 5… Read more...


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