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BMI Bulletin Board: February

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


Breakthrough Hits and Signature Songs: What Can They Teach Us?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.19. Although it was more than sixteen years ago, I still recall chatting with a twenty-something guy who stood in front of me in line as we waited to attend the taping of the David Letterman Show. The guy was excited because his brother Adam would be performing on the show, along… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: January

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


BMI Writers Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall & John Prine to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 1.15.19. BMI is exceptionally proud of its affiliates being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2019. As announced on Saturday, January 12, the Hall will soon welcome in BMI songwriters Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall and recent BMI Troubadour Award recipient John Prine. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of the… Read more...


Composer/Conductor Cliff Eidelman’s Music is Full of Color and Craft

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From News, posted 1.14.19. Cliff Eidelman broke into film scoring at the age of 22 when a performance recording of one of the concert music commissions he composed at Santa Monica City College reached director Monica Teuber. Teuber was so impressed that she asked him to write some music based on the reading of a… Read more...


BMI Brings Second Annual Sabores Latinos Showcase to New York City

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From News, posted 1.07.19. BMI kicked off the new year with the second annual Sabores Latinos showcase at the Rockwood Music Hall on January 3 in New York. The Caribbean-influenced band Strings N Skins opened the evening with their dynamic and explosive blend of violin riffs and djembe beats. They were followed by the energetic… Read more...


SCL Honors BMI Composers Terence Blanchard and Harry Gregson-Williams With Ambassador Awards

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From News, posted 12.22.18. The Society of Composers & Lyricists honored notable composers Terence Blanchard and Harry Gregson-Williams with the organization’s prestigious Ambassador Award during two annual holiday parties given in NY on December 11, and in Los Angeles on December 19. In New York, five-time GRAMMY-winner Blanchard received the award with renowned director Spike… Read more...


BMI Brings the “Sabores Latinos” Showcase to New York City

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From News, posted 12.20.18. BMI is very proud to be presenting the Sabores Latinos Showcase at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City’s Lower East Side on Thursday, January 3. A free evening of music open to the general public, this intimate showcase is designed to evangelize new and emerging talent from BMI’s Latin… Read more...


Billboard Honors BMI’s Alison Smith, Cyndi Lauper, SZA & Kacey Musgraves at 2018 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.07.18. Billboard held its annual Women in Music event on Thursday, December 6, at Pier 36 in New York City, celebrating several talented BMI songwriters and BMI Executive Vice President, Distribution, Publisher Relations & Administration Services, Alison Smith, along with others whose impact on the music industry is indisputable. Longtime BMI singer/songwriter… Read more...


What Skills Do You Need to Be a Successful Songwriter?

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. An aspiring songwriter recently asked me several intriguing questions: “What abilities do I need to write songs? Do I need to be able to read and write music? Play keyboards or guitar? Sing in tune?” He followed up by asking what additional skills he would need in order to record demos… Read more...


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