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BMI Bulletin Board: May

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


Tips for Recording a Compelling Demo

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. Many of the world’s best-sounding records required only a handful of recording tracks—and such minimalism can still work wonders for today’s demo makers Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 Tony Nominees

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From News, posted 5.01.18. The 2018 Tony nods are out and several BMI affiliates are poised to win big. The prestigious awards will be presented Sunday, June 10, at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Catch it live at 8:00 Eastern/7:00 Central on CBS. Here are the BMI nominees. Congratulations and good luck to all!… Read more...


Naturally Speaking: In Conversation With Naturally 7

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From The Weekly, posted 5.01.18. To call Naturally 7 simply a vocal group is something of an understatement. To try to sum up their music as harmony-laden or acapella also falls significantly short of really capturing what they do. To accurately describe the sound and aesthetic Naturally 7 has perfected over the last 19 years, the… Read more...


BMI Supports its Songwriters & Producers at Song Arts Academy’s New Songwriters Workshop Intensive

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From News, posted 4.30.18. BMI is proud to support its members at Song Arts Academy’s new Workshop Intensive starting Monday, June 4. SAA is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU and New School Songwriting faculty member Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the SAA “Advanced Song Craft Method™” include: Rachel Platten, Bebe… Read more...


Sara Sithi-Amnuai Receives BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship

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From News, posted 4.19.18. In addition to honoring renowned jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen and guitar legend Pat Metheny as BMI’s newest Jazz Masters, the BMI Foundation proudly awarded Sara Sithi-Amnuai this year’s BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship. The $5,000 award was presented to Sithi-Amnuai at the BMI-sponsored annual dinner… Read more...


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 Bulletin Board: April

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


Create Better Songs by Painting With Sound

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.16.18. Think of your recording the way an artist works with paint—that is, using different types of instruments, as well as effects or even mic techniques, to create contrasting shades of sound that help get the listener’s attention Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: March

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.14.18. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


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