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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...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18. Justin Tranter named Songwriter of the Year; “Shape of You” awarded Song of the Year; Sony/ATV Music Publishing Presented with Publisher of the Year Read more...


How to Write Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. “Show—Don’t Tell” is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics—lyrics that incorporate visual imagery that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds—is often thought of as one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell out… Read more...


Talking With: Devin Dawson

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.09.18. The grittiness of rock, the emotion of soul, and the songwriting and lyrical content of country. Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2018 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.28.17. BMI is very proud to congratulate our many talented affiliates on their prestigious GRAMMY nominations, which were announced this morning by the Recording Academy. The 60th GRAMMY Awards, to be held in Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28, 2018, will salute a wide array of BMI… Read more...


When Clever is Too Clever in Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17. Before addressing what might constitute being “too clever” in lyrics, I’ll begin by defining what I mean by “clever” lyrics. For the purposes of this article I’m referring to songs with lyrics that are witty, tongue-in-cheek, humorous, or amusing. These are in contrast to those that fall into the category of… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 CMA Award Winners

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From News, posted 11.09.17. Last night, at the CMA Awards in Nashville, the country music community came together in a powerful show of unity to honor not only the top country singers and songwriters, including those who passed away in the last year, but also the victims of the tragic shooting last month in Las… Read more...


Bob DiPiero Receives BMI Icon Award at 2017 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.08.17. Reba, Brooks & Dunn, and Jon Pardi pay tribute to the songwriting legend; Keith Urban receives BMI Champion Award; Ross Copperman, Sony/ATV among honorees Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 NaSHOF Inductees and NSAI Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.25.17. October 23 was a big night for BMI writers at the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions and NSAI Awards ceremony. Legendary BMI songwriters Jim McBride, Tim Nichols and Dwayne Blackwell were inducted into the prestigious NaSHOF, while country superstar Luke Bryan won NSAI’s Artist/Songwriter of the Year. In addition to… Read more...


The Song or the Studio: Which Comes First?

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.13.17. There are those who won’t even think of entering the studio until they have a completed work in hand; others turn on the red light in hopes of capturing song seeds as they spontaneously germinate. Which approach is best? Read more...


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