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10 Ways to Push the Creative Envelope With Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.19. Sometimes, playing it safe is the most dangerous thing we can do. This is especially applicable when our goal is to write songs that rise above the competition; songs that become artists’ signature songs; and songs that impact audiences and propel artists to a next level. We need to find ways… Read more...


Noel Gallagher and World’s Top Songwriters Honored at 2019 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.21.19. Camila Cabello wins Song of the Year with ‘Never Be The Same’; Raye wins BMI Impact Award; Niall Horan and Anne-Marie also recognized at London ceremony. 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...


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...


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...


Harry Gregson-Williams and Other Top Songwriters Honored At 2018 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 10.01.18. Ed Sheeran wins ‘Song of the Year’ for the third consecutive year with ‘Shape of You’; Liam Payne, Tinie Tempah, Natasha Bedingfield and James Arthur also recognized at London ceremony. Read more...


BMI to Honor Film Composer Harry Gregson-Williams as a BMI Icon at The 2018 BMI London Awards

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From News, posted 9.11.18. One of Hollywood’s Most Sought-After and Prolific Composers to Receive Prestigious Award at Ceremony Celebrating the Best Songwriters, Composers and Publishers of The Previous Year. Read more...


Tips for Recording a Compelling Demo

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. Many of the world’s best-sounding records required only a handful of recording tracks—and such minimalism can still work wonders for today’s demo makers Read more...


International Hitmaker Mark Ronson to be Honored With the BMI Champion Award at 2018 BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 4.02.18. Evening Celebrates the Top Pop Songwriters, Music Publishers and Administrators on Tuesday, May 8, in Beverly Hills Read more...


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