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SXSW Indie Spotlight: Logan Ledger

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From News, posted 2.27.19. An avid roots musician, Logan Ledger was already immersed in music from other eras when he first picked up a guitar at age 12. Though a child of the 90’s in San Francisco, Ledger’s grandmother introduced him to the sounds of Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and the timeless doo-wop records of… Read more...


How to Use the “List Technique” in Your Song

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From The Weekly, posted 2.19.19. What do the songs in the list below have in common? “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (traditional) “Achy Breaky Heart” (recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus, written by Don Von Tress) Sting’s “If I Ever Lose My Faith” (written by Sting) Carrie Underwood’s “Cry… Read more...


Hit BMI Songwriter Brings Stories and Songs to Michigan Restaurant Association Retreat

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From News, posted 8.16.18. BMI partnered with the Michigan Restaurant Association (07/30) to provide the musical entertainment at their annual summer board retreat held at the Inn at Bay Harbor in Bay Harbor, MI. Hit BMI songwriter Kent Blazy performed for the group of Michigan hotel, bar and restaurant owners, playing songs he has written… Read more...


BMI Partners with Ohio Restaurant Association Chair to Bring Songwriters to White Castle Meeting

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From News, posted 6.27.18. BMI partnered with the outgoing Board Chair of the Ohio Restaurant Association to create a special day for his colleagues at White Castle during their annual company meeting held recently (6/21/18) in Nashville. Lending their expertise were award-winning BMI songwriters Greg Bates and George Ducas, who enthusiastically led a songwriting exercise… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Brings Stories and Songs to Colorado Bar & Restaurant Expo

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From News, posted 5.01.18. BMI partnered with the Tavern League of Colorado recently (4/29) to provide the musical entertainment at the trade association’s annual Bar & Restaurant Expo. The event, which was held at the Cowboy Lounge in Denver, is designed to connect vendors and sponsors with the decision makers from locally owned bars, clubs… Read more...


John Frizzell Tackles an Animated Version of Three Chords and the Truth in “Tales From the Tour Bus”

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From News, posted 4.03.18. Every country music fan knows that there are more than a few tales about country stars that sound almost too unbelievable to be true. These stories work extremely well with the film genre of animated documentary, which is exactly what it sounds like: an animated version of the truth. What better… 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...


When Clever is Too Clever in Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17. Before addressing what might constitute being “too clever” in lyrics, I’ll begin by defining what I mean by “clever” lyrics. For the purposes of this article I’m referring to songs with lyrics that are witty, tongue-in-cheek, humorous, or amusing. These are in contrast to those that fall into the category of… Read more...


BMI Mourns the Loss of Songwriting Legend Curly Putman

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From News, posted 11.03.16. BMI is saddened at the passing of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and multiple BMI award-winner Curly Putman, who died Sunday at the age of 85. Putman’s vast catalog of songs undeniably helped shape country music history and include, among others, “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “Green, Green Grass of Home.” He also… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. From surprise endings to modulations and double entendre, songs with twists can really pay-off. Read more...


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