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5 Things to Do in the First 30 Seconds of Your Song

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.19. During a recent song critique, I turned off the recording after listening to the first verse and chorus. The writer protested, “But you’ve got to keep listening. It all comes together in the bridge and then the last chorus explodes!” That might have been the case, but the chances are miniscule… Read more...


BMI Announces Star-Studded Lineup for 24th Annual Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 3.25.19. BMI is pleased to announce the lineup for the 24th annual Key West Songwriters Festival, presented by BMI. Set for May 8-12, 2019, the Key West Songwriters Festival will feature legendary hitmakers alongside burgeoning talent in venues across the island. For the seventh year in a row, BMI and Sony Music… Read more...


Nashville Newcomer Morgan Evans Takes Off

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18. The Australian native preps for his highly-anticipated Warner debut this summer Read more...


BMI Songwriters Deliver Blazing Sets at 2018 Key West Festival

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From News, posted 5.23.18. Music and beach-loving fans had the chance to check out more than 100 BMI songwriters playing free shows at venues across the beautiful island of Key West during the Key West Songwriters Festival. The annual event continually allows attendees to discover new artists and writers, as well as experience some of… Read more...


Does Your Song Need a New Demo?

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.20.17. I have hundreds of songs sitting on shelves collecting dust—instead of royalties. Many of them were written decades ago and they were in sync, lyrically and melodically, to the eras in which they were composed. But as Larry Beaird, top session guitarist and owner of Beaird Music Group, stated, “Times change… Read more...


BMI Announces Star-Studded Lineup for 2017 Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 4.12.17. Main Stage Duval Street Concert to Feature Sony Music Nashville artists Maren Morris, Old Dominion & Cam Read more...


Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President’s Award at the 2016 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.02.16. Keith Urban, Eric Church and Dean Dillon pay tribute to the songwriting legend Ross Copperman, Sony/ATV among honorees Congressman Doug Collins receives BMI Champion Award Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16. From surprise endings to modulations and double entendre, songs with twists can really pay-off. Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: November

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.13.15. Workshops, conference and contest opportunities for songwriters and composers Read more...


BMI’s Inaugural Maui Songwriters Festival Mixes Music and Paradise

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From News, posted 11.04.15. The first-ever BMI Maui Songwriters Festival, set for December 8-13, 2015, on the spectacular Hawaiian island, will combine local vibes with international acclaim in a one-of-a-kind celebration of sand, surf and music. The all-star lineup includes GRAMMY-winning songwriter and artist Kacey Musgraves; Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame giants Read more...


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