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Sandye Taylor Joins BMI as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

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From News, posted 2.24.21. BMI today announced that Sandye Taylor is joining the company as Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer.  She will report to BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and will be a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.  Taylor’s first day at BMI will be March 8th. Taylor will be… Read more...


5 Tips to Rebound, Reset, and Reinvigorate Your Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.19.21. For most of us, 2020 will rank as one of the most tumultuous years of our lifetime. The restrictions, losses, and fears caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the emotions stirred up in the political and social arenas, touched virtually everyone—and creative people were hit extra hard. Songwriters, musicians, singers,… Read more...


BMI and Rick Baitz Conclude Another Successful Year of ‘Composing for the Screen’

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From News, posted 11.02.20. Sponsored by BMI and directed by composer Rick Baitz, this year’s “Composing for the Screen,” which was held online, featured composers Fabian Almazan, Katie Jenkins, Ryan Majoris, Noah Marconi, Alicia Jo Rabins, Hal Rosenfeld, Aurélie Webb, Adele Woodson and Kerwin Young. The prestigious high-level workshop, now in its 13th season, explored… 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...


Classical Music Finds a Way to Showcase New Works

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From News, posted 9.01.20. Across the country beginning in early March, classical concerts were being postponed, then canceled. Since then, though concert halls remain dark, the creation and performance of music has continued, thanks to numerous classical music organizations that have stepped up during these unprecedented times to ensure that classical composers have platforms on… 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 Supports New Song Arts Academy Online Summer Songwriting Workshop Starting August 10

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From News, posted 7.07.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s summer online songwriting workshop starting Monday, August 10. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC/Valencia consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™ include… Read more...


BMI/NYU Scoring for Advertising Workshop an Online Success

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From News, posted 7.07.20. BMI composers Mark Suozzo and Eric Hachikian are lending their expertise to students interested in scoring for advertising this week. The BMI/NYU crash-course provides valuable insights on staying calm under the clock, as well as tips on how to write creative, effective music in only a few hours. The workshop, which… Read more...


BMI/NYU TV Workshop Concludes Another Successful Year - Online

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From News, posted 7.01.20. The BMI/NYU 12-day TV workshop concluded another successful year, this time online. Led this year by BMI composers Sean Callery (24, Homeland), Blake Neely (Arrow, Riverdale) Peter Nashel (Book Club, I.Tonya, Iconoclasts), Lyle Workman (Good Boys, Superbad) and Chad Fischer (Scandal, Garden State), along with NYU’s Ron Sadoff and Mark Suozzo… Read more...


Celebrating Black Music Month: BMI Executive Spotlight

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From News, posted 6.30.20. .thumbnail p {line-height: 1;}.text-right{text-align:right;} #content hr{width: 25%; border-top: 2px solid #ddd; margin: 20px auto; box-shadow: 0 1px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.055);} Black Music Month may be ending, but the influence and artistry of Black songwriters, composers and producers has no limit. From R&B to country, pop, hip-hop, jazz, and your… Read more...


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