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Breakthrough Hits and Signature Songs: What Can They Teach Us?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.19. Although it was more than sixteen years ago, I still recall chatting with a twenty-something guy who stood in front of me in line as we waited to attend the taping of the David Letterman Show. The guy was excited because his brother Adam would be performing on the show, along… Read more...


Talking With: Devin Dawson

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18. The grittiness of rock, the emotion of soul, and the songwriting and lyrical content of country. Read more...


What You Can Learn From Cover Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.23.16. While some cover versions are near clones of the original, many remakes have been anything but—and, perhaps not surprisingly, have often had the longest shelf life. Read more...


Tom T. Hall to be Honored as BMI Icon at 60th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 8.27.12. BMI will celebrate the incredible songwriting career of Tom T. Hall by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 60th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The BMI Icon award is given to songwriters… 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...


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

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From News, posted 3.22.12. Event Honoring 2011’s Top Pop Songwriters to be Held May 15 in Los Angeles 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...


Bobby Braddock to be Honored as Icon at 59th BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.03.11. BMI will honor Bobby Braddock as a BMI songwriting Icon during its 59th annual Country Awards. The private ceremony is slated for Tuesday, November 8 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville. The Icon award is given to BMI songwriters who have had a “unique and indelible influence on generations of… Read more...


David Foster Named BMI Icon at 59th Annual BMI Pop Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.18.11. Lady Gaga, Jason Derülo & JR Rotem share Songwriter of the Year crown; Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” named Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Songs LLC earns Publisher of the Year Read more...


David Foster to be Named BMI Icon at 59th Annual BMI Pop Music Awards

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From News, posted 3.28.11. Event Honoring 2010’s Top Pop Songwriters to be Held May 17 in Los Angeles David Foster will be celebrated as a BMI Icon at the 59th annual BMI Pop Music Awards, slated for Tuesday, May 17 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by BMI President & CEO Del… Read more...


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