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Three MORE Ways Follow-Through Pays Off

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From The Weekly, posted 12.01.20. A career in songwriting is not for the faint of heart or the easily discouraged. In fact, it almost feels like the music business is designed to thin the proverbial herd with its delightful mixture of unpredictability and disappointment. I do believe, however, that it’s up to us as songwriters to… Read more...


BMI Presents Dolly Parton With 7 “Million-Air” Certificates

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From News, posted 8.13.20. “I Will Always Love You” Receives 10 Million-Air Awards Read more...


Overcoming Obstacles on the Road to Songwriting Success

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From The Weekly, posted 3.10.20. I have a suspicion that almost all creative people come pre-loaded with self-doubt. It seems to be part of the artistic mentality and is reinforced by the messages we receive that tell us the chances of achieving our dreams are about the same as hitting the lottery twice in the same… Read more...


Beats, Grind & Chemistry: The Secrets to StreetRunner’s Success

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From The Weekly, posted 3.10.20. From his roots as a DJ in Miami to his status today as a major fixture on the hip-hop scene, three-time-GRAMMY-winning producer StreetRunner, aka Nicholas Warwar, established himself in 2004 by way of “Take Me Home,” the mammoth hit single by Terror Squad. Since then, StreetRunner’s only been running onward and… Read more...


Charlie Feldman Announces Retirement From BMI After 31 Years

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From News, posted 11.21.19. Charlie Feldman, BMI’s Vice President of Creative in New York, announced today that he will retire from the company at the end of the year. A 31-year veteran of BMI, Feldman will continue to consult for the company in the new year. Mike O’Neill, President and CEO of BMI, said, “I… 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...


BMI Composers Honored With Prestigious World Soundtrack Awards

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From News, posted 10.21.19. Several BMI composers were honored in Ghent on October 18, with wins in a variety of categories for World Soundtrack Awards, including Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film. In addition to taking the Oscar earlier this year, “Shallow” from A Star is Born, written by BMI songwriters Lady Gaga,… Read more...


“American Idol” Alum Makes Appearance at Colorado Restaurant Association Awards Dinner

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From News, posted 10.21.19. BMI songwriter Paul McDonald, who was a top 10 finalist on Season 10 of American Idol, was the featured entertainment at the 2019 Colorado Restaurant Association Lifetime Achievement Awards, held recently (10/15) at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. The Huntsville, Alabama native performed a number of songs from his recent album… Read more...


BMI Songwriter Anna Schulze Wows Minnesota Broadcasters

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From News, posted 10.21.19. BMI traveled to Duluth, MN recently (10/9), with plenty of talent in hand! The annual Minnesota Broadcasters Association’s membership meeting was the reason, and BMI songwriter Anna Schulze was that talent. Schulze performed for the association with a set that included “Don’t You Fade Away,” from her most recent release Pickford… Read more...


Dwight Yoakam to be Honored with BMI President’s Award at 2019 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 10.10.19. Top Country songwriters & publishers to be honored at November 12th event; “Rocky Top” to be presented inaugural Evergreen Award Read more...


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