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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...


BMI Singer-Songwriter Saint Claire Performs at Washington Hospitality Association VIP Reception

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From News, posted 11.19.18. Hospitality professionals from across the state came together to celebrate and share best practices within the industry at the Washington Hospitality Association (WHA) annual conference, held recently (11/13) at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. This year, the WHA included a VIP reception with BMI singer-songwriter Sainte Claire as the featured entertainment.… Read more...


How to Write Songs That Are Both Personal and Universal

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18. Most of us who are in the business of creating songs are aware of the importance of writing lyrics that have universal appeal, lyrics that connect with millions of hearts. We have also heard about the importance of writing songs that emanate from our hearts, from personal experience. On the surface,… Read more...


Tips for Supporting Your Song Title

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18. Are your lyrics leading listeners to a “wow” moment? 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 Congratulates its 2015 American Music Award Winners

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From News, posted 11.23.15. Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater was buzzing last night with fan-voted American Music Award wins for many BMI affiliates. Leading the pack with multiple trophies was Taylor Swift, who swept three awards, Song of the Year for “Blank Space,” Favorite Album – Pop/Rock for 1989, and Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary; Nicki… Read more...


Indie Bands Bring Big Sounds to SXSW

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From News, posted 3.11.15. The annual BMI showcase at SXSW in Austin, Texas, is a highly anticipated event, having launched the careers of some of the hottest acts, from Imagine Dragons to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Wild Cub. This year’s show features some of the top bands from around the nation, showcasing their talents… Read more...


2014 Rewind: Songs of the Year From BMI Awards Shows

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From News, posted 12.30.14. The penchant for penning certified hits comes to fruition at BMI Awards shows, as the Song of the Year award, given to the track that received the most performances within that genre, celebrates a songwriter’s ability to enthrall music fans. Take a look back, listen to the 2014 Songs of the… Read more...


BMI Affiliates on Track to Win BET Awards

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From News, posted 5.28.14. The 2014 BET Awards are right around the corner and BMI affiliates are set for big wins. Slated for June 29 in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre and nationally broadcast on BET, the show honors the best of the past year’s R&B, Hip-Hop and Pop music, as well as movies, sports personalities… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Win Big at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

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From News, posted 5.21.14. Full of performances by top-tier artists, a hologram appearance by Michael Jackson and awards honoring the best of the last year in music, the 2014 Billboard Music Awards this past Sunday were a great night for music and for BMI affiliates. Ranging from electronic and Christian wins to a sweep of… Read more...


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