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What Technical Skills Do Film, TV and Visual Media Composers Need to Be Successful in Today’s Industry

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From The Weekly, posted 11.12.19. It’s always a good idea for songwriters and composers to know what’s expected of them in the studio, and when working with others. This time around, “On the Record” is focusing on the skills that will help aspiring film/TV and visual media composers. Read on… Doreen Ringer-Ross, Vice President – Creative… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board October 2019

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the current role BMI plays in the complex world of the music industry. You’ll spend the hour with two BMI Employees… Read more...


10 Ways to Push the Creative Envelope With Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.19. Sometimes, playing it safe is the most dangerous thing we can do. This is especially applicable when our goal is to write songs that rise above the competition; songs that become artists’ signature songs; and songs that impact audiences and propel artists to a next level. We need to find ways… Read more...


How Can I Get Publishers Interested in My Music?

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From The Weekly, posted 10.22.19. Just about every songwriter wants to know how to start working with a publisher. Here, Charlie Feldman, from BMI’s Creative team in NY, weighs in with his best advice, which is to put yourself out there! “For a songwriter to generate interest from a publisher, I would recommend that if they… Read more...


Producers, Songwriters, and Recording Artists: What Each Can Contribute

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From The Weekly, posted 10.08.19. I recently attended a panel discussion at the Hawaii Songwriting Festival where songwriters, recording artists, and producers shared the elements they hope each other will bring in order to produce the most effective recordings. Here are some of the skills and talents that were discussed. Producers Sounds One of the most… Read more...


5 Tips for Coping When Your Songs Are Rejected

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From The Weekly, posted 10.01.19. I read a post on Facebook by a songwriter who had decided to give up pursuing his dream of writing a hit because he had not gotten a song recorded after three years of trying. He felt beaten down and no longer trusted his abilities. My guess is that almost every… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting October 7

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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

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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

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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?

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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...


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