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BMI Congratulates its 2020 Dove Award Winners

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From News, posted 11.05.20. The announcement of the 51st Annual Dove Award winners over the weekend included an overwhelming number of BMI songwriters. Below is the complete list. Many, many congratulations to all of our winners! Artist of the Year for KING & COUNTRY**; (Label) Curb / Word Entertainment Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20. The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable, not… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Fall 2020

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From News, posted 9.16.20. We are thrilled to release the latest edition of the BMI Indie Spotlight! As always, this edition is overflowing with talent, and we hope that these nine artists will help you ease into Autumn with their fresh and exciting new music. We have the unique sounds of Sebastian Paul, the Aussie… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Willa Amai

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From News, posted 9.16.20. At nine years old, Willa Amai began her journey writing songs about heartbreaks she had yet to experience, losses she had never felt, and social injustices that she didn’t even know existed. Eclectically inspired by artists like Regina Spektor and the creators behind the poetry books her parents read to her,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates CMHoF Inductees Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon

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From News, posted 8.12.20. BMI is proud to announce that our legendary songwriters, Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Dean Dillon, make up this year’s class of inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, bringing the total number of honorees to 142. Dean Dillon, who was named a BMI Icon in 2013, earns his… Read more...


Get to Know “Righteous Gemstones” Composer Joseph Stephens

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From News, posted 5.08.20. While other kids were out doing what kids do, multi-instrumentalist composer/songwriter Joseph Stephens began experimenting and creating music with 4-track-tape machines, delay pedals, guitars, radios, and anything else he could get his hands on. Then in college, he wrote songs and scored student films, and the payoff came, because since then… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Class of 2019 National Recording Registry Inductees

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From News, posted 3.25.20. This morning, the Library of Congress announced the newest works to be listed in the prestigious National Recording Registry, with several BMI songwriters and composers receiving the honors. The inductions will become part of an elite group of recordings destined for special preservation and scholarship attention due to their “cultural, historic… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Worldwide Phenomenon?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20. Warning: Listening to the songs referenced in this article is likely to result in an inability to get them out of your brain. It is an incredible accomplishment for a song to reach the top of one of the Billboard charts. Occasionally, songs connect with listeners sufficiently to retain… 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...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.14.19. It was a big night at this year’s CMA awards in Nashville with BMI songwriters taking the majority of the prestigious honors. In addition to the awards, which included double trophies to big winners Luke Combs and Kacey Musgraves, the evening was filled with unforgettable performances. Starting with the show’s kick… Read more...


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