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Worlds Collide with Dean Dillon and Sundance Head

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. How the venerable songwriter and “The Voice” winner came together to create “Stained Glass and Neon” Read more...


Tips for Writing Songs About Anything…But Love

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. At my BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshops, I screen and critique songs from each attendee. When I find songs that I believe are competitive with those being written by today’s top hitmakers, I forward them to ten music publishers who have agreed to listen. After the last BMI Workshop, I forwarded two… Read more...


BMI Kicks Off Third Annual Rooftop On The Row Series with HARDY and Filmore

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From News, posted 4.25.19. On Tuesday night, April 23, BMI kicked off its third season of Rooftop on the Row, the popular Music Row Summer Concert series. Hosted by BMI with the support of sponsors George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON, Music Row’s tastemakers and industry professionals were treated to… Read more...


Lost in Space Composer Chris Lennertz Shows Off His Songwriter Skills in Animated Musical UglyDolls

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From News, posted 4.18.19. The vocal credits on the songs written by award-winning BMI composer Christopher Lennertz, along with Glenn Slater, for the new animated musical UglyDolls reads like a who’s who in music today. From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and Janelle Monáe, to Bebe Rexha, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, and more, the highly-anticipated… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Take the Stage and the Trophies at 2019 ACM Awards

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From News, posted 4.08.19. BMI proudly congratulates our affiliates who took home the majority of Academy of Country Music Awards last night in Las Vegas. The star-filled evening also featured unforgettable performances by members of the BMI family who commanded the stage, including Keith Urban, Brooks and Dunn, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, Florida… 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...


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...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18. BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In the… Read more...


Are Your Songs Too “Rangy” for Today’s Singers?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.19.18. At the beginning of my career, I had a song go on hold for a female country music star whose singles regularly went to #1. The head of her record label said my song was a “must-cut” situation, and I was faced with a daunting decision: should I buy a Mercedes… Read more...


BMI Supports the Fifth Annual Island Hopper Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 9.11.18. LOCASH and Midland headlining festival featuring more than 75 singer-songwriters performing across Southwest Florida Read more...


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