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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...


Rewind With BMI’s 2016 Songs of the Year

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From News, posted 12.27.16. Every year BMI celebrates the immense talent of our affiliates over the course of eight different awards shows. The coveted Song of the Year award, which is given to the track that received the most performances within that genre, salutes the songwriter’s ability to dominate the airwaves. Here’s a chance to… Read more...


Sting and Top Songwriters Honored at 2016 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.16. “Thinking Out Loud” wins Song of the Year for Ed Sheeran Read more...


BMI Honors Toni Braxton With President’s Award at 2016 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 9.02.16. Chris Brown awarded Songwriter of the Year; “See You Again” named Song of the Year; Universal Music Publishing Group presented with Publisher of the Year Read more...


BMI Honors Taylor Swift and Legendary Songwriting Duo Mann & Weil at the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.11.16. Taylor Swift named Songwriter of the Year; ‘Uptown Funk’ awarded Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Publishing presented with Publisher of the Year Read more...


BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’ Features GRAMMY Winners, Nominees and Multiplatinum Talent

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From News, posted 2.07.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. held its annual pre-GRAMMY event, “How I Wrote That Song,” on February 7, 2015, at 1Oak in West Hollywood. The list of illustrious panelists included GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop magnate Rick Ross, GRAMMY-nominated scribe Ester Dean, GRAMMY-winning songwriter-producer David Hodges, multiplatinum GRAMMY-nominated producer Mannie Fresh and country music’s number-one-hit wordsmith… Read more...


How I Wrote That Song Spotlight: Panelist Ester Dean

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From News, posted 1.29.15. Ester Dean (@EsterDean) is a singer-songwriter and actress, proclaimed “The song machine, with a Betty Boop voice,” by The New Yorker. She’s a multidimensional, charismatic young woman, who has worked with the top artists and producers of our time. Dean has created some of the most infectious songs in the past… Read more...


How to Write and Pitch for Different Genres and Music Centers

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.25.14. Great songs are at the heart of every style of music. But the process of writing and demoing those songs—as well as business practices—varies by genre, and is approached differently in various music centers. This article will examine those differences. How the Songs Are Written In pop,… Read more...


John Lydon Named BMI Icon at 2013 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.15.13. Broadcast Music, Inc. presented the BMI Icon Award to music legend John Lydon for his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers” at the 2013 BMI London Awards held October 15, 2013, at London’s Dorchester Hotel. Previous BMI Icon honorees include Queen, Ray Davies, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison, Donovan,… Read more...


Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne, EMI Music Publishing & More Honored at BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 9.08.12. Ester Dean, Kane Beatz, Nicki Minaj and Pop Wansel also take top honors Read more...


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