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Restless to Rock: Marti Frederiksen Keeps Working & Writing

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From News, posted 4.29.20. Since even before getting started in music in the mid-80’s, Los Angeles native Marti Frederiksen has been driven by a love of making music and an innate restlessness. Specializing in straight-ahead rock, Frederiksen cut his teeth playing drums in bands, finding his creative voice and realizing an inner knack for how… 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 to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18. When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the formula,… Read more...


The Key West Songwriters Festival is Right Around the Corner!

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From News, posted 5.05.14. It’s that time of year again for sun, sand and songwriters. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival kicks off Wednesday, May 7, and continues through Sunday, May 11. The lineup this year is stronger than ever with Sara Evans, Anders Osborne, Kacey Musgraves, Robert Earl… Read more...


Crested Butte Songwriters Festival Gears up for Another Great Year

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From News, posted 11.12.12. The Writers Behind Nashville’s Biggest Hits Come Together for Two Days of Songs and Stories to Benefit Breast Cancer Research Presented by Texas Roadhouse, Coors, BMI, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort WHAT From January 16-20, 2013 at the Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s elevation-hotel-and-spa in Colorado, The Crested Butte Songwriters Festival will… Read more...


Carole King Named BMI Icon at 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.16.12. Ester Dean, Benny Blanco and Pitbull share Songwriter of the Year crown; “Firework” named Song of the Year; Universal Music Publishing Group earns Publisher of the Year Read more...


Crested Butte Songwriters Festival Brings Hit-Makers Together to Beat Breast Cancer

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From News, posted 11.28.11. Presented by Texas Roadhouse, Coors, BMI, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort, new festival debuts January 13-14 in the heart of Colorado’s premier ski destination Read more...


Bobby Braddock, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Sony/ATV & More Honored at 2011 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.11. BMI celebrated the songwriters and publishers behind country music’s most-performed songs of the past year during the 59th annual BMI Country Awards. BMI staged the event in its Nashville offices, located in the heart of Music Row, where behind-the-scenes hit-makers and center stage superstars came together to toast one… Read more...


BMI Pop Awards 2010

From News, posted 5.19.10. Songwriter of the Year RedOne “Fire Burning” “Just Dance” “LoveGame” “Poker Face” Song of the Year “LOVE STORY” Taylor Swift Sony/ATV Tree Taylor Swift Music Taylor Swift Publisher of the Year WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP. “Circus” “Dead… Read more...


BMI London Awards

From News, posted 10.06.09. 2009 Big Winners BMI Icon Donovan The Robert S. Musel Award POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE Natasha Bedingfield (PRS) Danielle Brisebois EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (PRS) Natasha Bedingfield College Song POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE Natasha Bedingfield (PRS) Danielle Brisebois EMI Music… Read more...


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