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BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2021 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.15.21. Jesse Frasure named Songwriter of the Year; “One of Them Girls” by Dallas Davidson and Ben Johnson receives Song of the Year; Sony Music Publishing and Warner Chappell Music tie for Publisher of the Year; 50 most-performed Country songs of the previous year also celebrated 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 Partners with Radio Group to Present Songwriters Festival in St. Petersburg, Florida

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From News, posted 11.04.19. The 1st annual Downtown St. Petersburg Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI and Cox Media Group, was a huge success in attracting thousands of music lovers to the west coast Florida community. The inaugural festival, which took place November 1-3, featured 35 BMI songwriters performing in more than 100 shows at a… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: May

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. Read more...


BMI and Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf Bring Nashville Songwriters to Memphis for Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 4.05.19. BMI partnered recently (03/29) with Entercom’s 94.1 The Wolf to present the 4th annual songwriters festival at The Halloran Centre for Performing Arts and Education in Memphis, TN. Headlining the event were award-winning BMI singer-songwriters Ryan Hurd, Parker Welling and Brandon Kinney. Ryan Hurd has written songs that have been recorded… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 2.21.19. The Academy of Country Music has again this year honored BMI affiliates with the majority of ACM award nominations. The highly anticipated show will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, from 8:00-11:00PM ET/(delayed PT) on CBS. A well-deserved congratulations to all! Here’s the list… 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 Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. “Show—Don’t Tell” is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics—lyrics that incorporate visual imagery that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds—is often thought of as one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell out… Read more...


BMI Hosts Annual Tin Pan South Show with Rhett Akins and Friends

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From News, posted 4.06.18. On Tuesday night, BMI packed out iconic Nashville venue 3rd + Lindsley for their annual Tin Pan South show. Curated by two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year Rhett Akins and 2017 BMI Icon Bob DiPiero, the show kicked off with a surprise performance from Akins and son Thomas Rhett. With the… Read more...


BMI and YouTube Host First Speed Dating for Songwriters™ Event in Nashville

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From News, posted 10.23.17. Eight weeks ago, 12 songwriters (four topliners, four artists and four track producers) met for a unique opportunity to mingle and collaborate, as BMI and YouTube came together to bring BMI’s Speed Dating for Songwriters™ to Nashville after great success in New York and Los Angeles. Each songwriter spent exactly seven… Read more...


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