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BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2020 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.20. Ross Copperman named Songwriter of the Year; “Whiskey Glasses” by Ben Burgess received Song of the Year; Warner-Chappell Music Publishing awarded Publisher of the Year The 50 Most-Performed Country Songs of the Previous Year Were Also Celebrated Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20. The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable, not… Read more...


BMI Brings Another Great Lineup to the Fourth Annual Maui Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 12.06.18. On November 29th - December 1st, BMI hosted the fourth annual Maui Songwriters Festival. Combining the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of music’s best songwriters, this one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up. Country music… Read more...


Steve Cropper Receives BMI Icon Award at 2018 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.13.18. John Legend, Luke Combs, Maggie Rose, and Lucie Silvas with Mike Farris and Kenny Greenberg pay tribute; Jesse Frasure and Warner-Tamerlane Music Publishing among other honorees 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...


BMI Congratulates its CMA Triple Play Award Winners

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From News, posted 2.27.18. On Tuesday, February 20, the Nashville music community gathered at Marathon Music Works to honor this year’s CMA Triple Play Award winners. The Triple Play Awards honor country music songwriters who have penned three #1 songs within a twelve-month period based on the Country Aircheck, Billboard Country Airplay, and Billboard Hot… Read more...


Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17. Reba, Brooks & Dunn, and Jon Pardi pay tribute to the songwriting legend; Keith Urban receives BMI Champion Award; Ross Copperman, Sony/ATV among honorees Read more...


Mac Davis Recognized as BMI Icon at 2015 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.04.15. Brett Eldredge, Rodney Clawson, Sony/ATV among honorees at the annual event in Nashville Read more...


BMI Celebrates its Triple Play Award-Winning Songwriters at CMA Luncheon

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From News, posted 2.04.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. celebrated some of its top songwriters February 3, 2015, at the Country Music Association’s Songwriters Luncheon, which included the presentation of the Triple Play Awards, given to songwriters who pen at least three chart-topping hits in a 12-month period. Seven of the fourteen songwriters honored are BMI writers;… Read more...


Photo of the Month: October 2013

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.25.13. Read more...


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