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BMI Supports the Fall 2020 Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting September 21

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From News, posted 9.03.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s fall 2020 workshop intensive starting Monday, September 21. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by Billy Seidman, author of The Elements of Song Craft, a newly released Amazon bestseller for music composition. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced… 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...


Song Arts Academy’s Billy Seidman on “The Elements of Song Craft”

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From News, posted 8.17.20. NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman has been consumed with the craft of writing lasting, impactful songs since he was in his early teens. Swept up and inspired, like countless others, from first hearing The Beatles, Seidman picked up a guitar and immersed himself… Read more...


How to Avoid and Resolve Conflicts Between Songwriting Collaborators

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From The Weekly, posted 8.04.20. I’ve heard it said that most of us need to kiss a lot of proverbial frogs before finding collaborators with whom we share that elusive, inexplicable chemistry that can result in exceptional songs. I have collaborated with hundreds of writers on three different continents. Most of those writing sessions resulted in… Read more...


How to Make a Socially Distanced Music Performance Video

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.26.20. With touring on hold and recording sessions rescheduled, musicians are staying connected by playing together online Read more...


When Recording Your Songs, Fix Your Mix Position!

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From The Weekly, posted 7.14.20. Tools, tips and tweaks for ensuring the sound you hear while mixing is as accurate as possible 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...


The 5 Skills You Need to Be a Successful Music Publisher

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.25.20. Early on in my songwriting journey my goal was to have my songs represented by a music publisher—someone with the connections to get my masterpieces to the top artists of the day. I attended industry functions, networked, and took workshops where publishers screened songs, and … I received rejections from every… Read more...


How (and Why) to Rewrite Your Melodies

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From The Weekly, posted 6.23.20. Imagine that you have entered a competition. The grand prize will be awarded to the songwriter who writes the most memorable, freshest melody—the melody that will jump out of the pile and convince a panel of music industry pros that they are listening to a future smash hit. The deadline is… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy Online Songwriting Workshop Starting June 29

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From News, posted 6.04.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s next online songwriting workshop starting Monday, June 29. 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...


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