Close

Career News

BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting October 7

Photo

From News, posted 9.18.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new workshop intensive, starting on Monday, October 7. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™ include… Read more...


5 Ways to Be a Better Collaborator

Photo

From MusicWorld, posted 9.12.19. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” (African Proverb) Not every great song is the result of collaboration, but a look at recent hits by artists such as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Keith Urban, Imagine Dragons, Luis Fonsi, P!nk, Adam Levine, Kenny… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: September 2019

Photo

From MusicWorld, posted 9.11.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


How Do Composers Develop Their Own Voice?

Photo

From The Weekly, posted 9.10.19. In honor of Classical Music Month, The Weekly tapped into Deirdre Chadwick, who leads BMI’s Classical team, for her thoughts on how composers develop their own voice. Here’s what she said:  Deirdre Chadwick, Creative, New York: I think if you posed the question to 100 composers, you could easily… Read more...


3 Steps to Stop Procrastinating in Your Songwriting Career

Photo

From The Weekly, posted 9.03.19. We’ve all been there. We know what we should be doing for our music careers, but we just can’t seem to find the time to get to it. It’s so much easier to do almost anything but the necessary work to move forward as a songwriter. Well, in the end, this… Read more...


The Dos and Don’ts of Working With Session Musicians

Photo

From The Weekly, posted 8.27.19. One of my greatest joys as a producer and engineer over the years has been bearing witness to the musical genius that is the session musician. The same people you’ve been hearing on recordings your whole lives are the men and women who make their living coming into the studio and… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s Fall 2019 Workshop Starting September 9

Photo

From News, posted 8.15.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s Fall Workshop Intensive starting on Monday, September 9. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™ include… Read more...


5 Things to Do in the First 30 Seconds of Your Song

Photo

From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.19. During a recent song critique, I turned off the recording after listening to the first verse and chorus. The writer protested, “But you’ve got to keep listening. It all comes together in the bridge and then the last chorus explodes!” That might have been the case, but the chances are miniscule… Read more...


What Makes a Great Jazz Piece?

Photo

From The Weekly, posted 8.13.19. With all the different genres of music in the world, you might think the way to approach creating music for a specific genre would be unique. Not necessarily so, especially when it comes to production. Read on for good advice for readying your music for decision-makers, no matter what the genre. Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August

Photo

From MusicWorld, posted 8.13.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


older updates...