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BMI Bulletin Board: March

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.19.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


What’s Your Top Tip for Aspiring Songwriters to Become Successful?

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From The Weekly, posted 3.05.19. Every songwriter wants to know what they should be doing to advance their careers. So, we asked two members of BMI’s Creative team for their top tip. Here’s what they said: Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy Workshop Starting April 1

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From News, posted 2.28.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new workshop intensive starting on Monday, April 1. 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...


BMI Bulletin Board: February 2019

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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...


How to Use the “List Technique” in Your Song

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From The Weekly, posted 2.19.19. What do the songs in the list below have in common? “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (traditional) “Achy Breaky Heart” (recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus, written by Don Von Tress) Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith” (written by Sting) Carrie Underwood’s “Cry… Read more...


What a Difference a Mix Makes

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From The Weekly, posted 2.12.19. If you’ve got something really hot on the multitracker, spending some extra time during the mixdown phase can make it that much better Read more...


What Do You Listen For When You Hear a Songwriter’s Music For The First Time?

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From The Weekly, posted 1.29.19. Ever wonder what people in the industry are listening for when they hear your music? BMI’s Creative team weighs in on the answer to that question from their own experience of working with songwriters and composers every day. Here are their thoughts: Catherine Brewton, VP, BMI Creative, Atlanta: When I… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Hit?

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19. When I worked in the A & R Department at a major record label, and later, as production coordinator for albums by hit artists, in many cases, my ears were the first barrier that had to be crossed when a song was submitted for those acts. Almost all the songs I… 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...


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