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BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.21. BMI songwriters are once again poised for major wins at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air from the Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 18. Leading the pack for nods is Maren Morris with six and Miranda Lambert with five, including… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 Americana Honors & Awards Winners

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From News, posted 12.15.20. The Americana Music Association has revealed the winners of their 19th annual Americana Honors & Awards celebration with BMI songwriters taking the lion’s share of prestigious accolades. Here are the BMI winners. Many congratulations to all! Album of the Year: The Highwomen, The Highwomen, produced by Dave Cobb Artist of… Read more...


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...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.02.20. The CMA nods are out with BMI affiliates taking center stage in nearly every category. Miranda Lambert leads the pack with an incredible seven nominations, including her fourth for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, who is up for two awards, was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, making it… 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...


Top Broadcasters and BMI Support Songwriters with Concert Benefiting MusiCares COVID-19 Relief

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From News, posted 5.11.20. BMI presents “A Salute to the Songwriters,” with co-host Luke Bryan to air on more than 100 radio stations across the country May 16 at 7PM Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 1.27.20. During a star-studded celebration of the most popular and impactful music from the past year, many BMI affiliates were singled out for their achievements at the Recording Academy’s 62nd GRAMMY Awards, held last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Among the multiple-award winners came Lizzo, who, after opening the… Read more...


Jody Williams to Leave BMI at End of Year

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From News, posted 9.04.19. Veteran Creative Executive to Return to Music Publishing in 2020 Read more...


5 Things to Do in the First 30 Seconds of Your Song

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.19. During a recent song critique, I turned off the recording after listening to the first verse and chorus. The writer protested, “But you’ve got to keep listening. It all comes together in the bridge and then the last chorus explodes!” That might have been the case, but the chances are miniscule… Read more...


How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18. The more you have, the better your chances of having a hit Read more...


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