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Are Your Songs Hitting the Right Target?

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.26.23. When I critique songs at my workshops, I always begin by asking the writers to share their intention for their song. For example, a song might be intended solely for self-expression or catharsis. Another song might be written by a performing songwriter to include on their own recording project, while another… Read more...


Jelly Roll Celebrates First Country Radio #1

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From News, posted 1.23.23. On Wednesday night, friends, family, and the Nashville music community celebrated the success of “Son of a Sinner,” the first number one hit from Nashville native, Jelly Roll (Jason DeFord). The event, hosted by BMI at our Music Row offices, honored Jelly Roll and his co-writers, Ernest K. Smith and David… Read more...


BMI Presents at the Bluebird Cafe Wraps 2022 Season with War and Treaty

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From News, posted 12.07.22. BMI wrapped up its 2022 season BMI Presents at the Bluebird Cafe shows with the iconic husband and wife duo, War and Treaty. The pair, Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter, have been musical partners for several years, writing about and honoring our soldiers and their dedication to protect our country.… Read more...


Enjoy a Double Issue of Music World!

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From News, posted 11.30.22. In this issue: Jason Blume Shares How to Stretch Yourself Melodically Dave Simons Explains the Benefits of Using a Condenser Mic BMI Honors Toby Keith at the 2022 BMI Country Awards BMI Presents “El Camp: Los Compositoras Edition” with Amazon and Erika Vidrio… Read more...


A Mic for All Sessions

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.30.22. While dynamic mics and the under-appreciated ribbon mic have their place in any studio, here’s a case for why a good affordable condenser may be the one microphone you should own above all others. Read more...


How to Stretch Yourself Melodically

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.30.22. When I critique songs in my BMI Songwriting Workshops, I often hear melodies with a range (the interval between its lowest and the highest notes) limited to one octave or less. When I ask the writers to share their intentions for these songs, they sometimes respond, “My goal is to have… Read more...


BMI Remembers Pioneering Rock N’ Roll Legend Jerry Lee Lewis

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From News, posted 10.28.22. BMI was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of the incomparable Jerry Lee Lewis, who died Friday at the age of 87 in his home in Desoto County, Mississippi. Nicknamed “The Killer,” Lewis was a genuine rock n’ roll pioneer who established himself very early on in his career, starting… Read more...


From Stage to Studio

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.22. Ideas for enhancing a live recording back in the studio, from tending to vocal or instrument errors to fattening drums and more Read more...


BMI and iHeartMedia Fort Myers to Present Songwriters for Southwest Florida

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From News, posted 10.20.22. BMI and and iHeartMedia Fort Myers are proud to present Songwriters for Southwest Florida, an Island Hopper Songwriter Fest relief concert benefiting hospitality workers in Lee County after the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The event will be held at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville on November 2 at 7:00 pm.… Read more...


BMI Wraps 2022 Season of Rooftop on the Row with Nashville’s Best Up-And-Coming Female Talent

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From News, posted 10.19.22. BMI wrapped up the 2022 season of their Rooftop on the Row series last night with a trio of ladies who brought the heat to the cold roof. Apple Music’s Country Riser member Julia Cole kicked off the evening with her songs “Side Piece” and “Best Worst Ex.” Cole surprised the… Read more...


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