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BMI Celebrates its 2020 London Awards Winners

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From News, posted 10.05.20. “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith and Normani named Song of the Year; Bernie Marsden, Caroline Ailin, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, EY, Gary Kemp, Kamille and Niall Horan among the Honourees; Million-Air, Top Pop and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards also announced. Read more...


For Real: Emmy-Winning Actor Jharrel Jerome Debuts Hip-Hop Track

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From News, posted 9.25.20. As an actor, Jharrel Jerome was already going places. A Bronx-born graduate of New York City’s revered Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, Jerome kickstarted his professional career in acting upon landing a crucial supporting role in director Barry Jenkins’ 2016 indie drama Moonlight, which went on to win the Oscar for… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its R&B/Hip-Hop Awards Honoring the Genre’s Best Songwriters, Producers and Music Publishers

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From News, posted 9.14.20. J. Cole, Khalid, Nick Mira, Post Malone and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Among Major Award Honorees BMI’s 2020 Social Star and the Songwriters of the Top 35 Songs of the Previous Year Were Also Announced Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 BET Nominees

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From News, posted 6.16.20. Nominations for this year’s BET awards were announced yesterday with many BMI songwriters taking center stage in the music categories. The 20th anniversary of the event will air live on CBS and other Viacom networks, Sunday, June 28 at 8PM EST. Congratulations to all the nominees! Here’s the list of BMI… Read more...


When it Comes to Song Titles, Don’t Hit the Nail Too Squarely on the Head

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From The Weekly, posted 6.03.20. Most of the writers who attend my songwriting workshops already know how to write perfectly crafted songs. My job is to help them write the kinds of songs that a music publisher, record label executive, record producer, or recording artist will feel compelled to choose over the competition. One of the… Read more...


5 Tips for Making Your Lyrics Stand Out

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.20. At my songwriting workshops I stress the importance of including lyric and melodic elements in our songs that will compel listeners and decision-makers to choose our material over the tough competition. Let’s look at some ways to write lyrics that command attention. 1. Find a Fresh Angle It’s unlikely that we’re… Read more...


Healing & Renewal: A Conversation with Kathryn Bostic

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From News, posted 4.14.20. As a seasoned composer for multiple media, an accomplished singer/songwriter and a performer, Kathryn Bostic has cultivated a rich and varied career as a versatile musician that is punctuated by her drive to create and share. She has earned numerous awards and fellowships for her work, including the Sundance Time Warner… Read more...


BMI Writers Continue Their Trend With Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.10.12. Live from Nashville and televised on CBS, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Award nominations were announced at a star-studded concert Wednesday evening, December 5th.  This is the first time that the nominations have been announced in Music City, confirming the town’s validity as a vibrant music center for all genres of music.… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: PushMethod

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From News, posted 4.17.12. PushMethod’s music is sprayed with colors from Tavis Sage Eaton, who has shared the stage with Wu Tang Clan, Nas, Rae Kwon, Fabulous, and Fat Joe. They’re fused with the vibrancy of Michael Dustin “Dusty” Youree, whose inspiration stems from not only the international theater tours of Pipin, Alice in Wonderland,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Meleni Smith

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From News, posted 4.17.12. Born in Flint, Michigan, raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Meleni Smith began singing at the age of six. Brought up by a Jamaican mother, Meleni never knew exactly where she fit in this world but knew that music would help her find how she fits in it. She recently signed a publishing… Read more...


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