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Ruston Kelly: A Supernova is Born

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.19. The Nashville-based artist is on the rise after the release of his critically-acclaimed debut Dying Star 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...


Create Better Songs by Painting With Sound

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.16.18. Think of your recording the way an artist works with paint—that is, using different types of instruments, as well as effects or even mic techniques, to create contrasting shades of sound that help get the listener’s attention Read more...


Indie Spotlight: The Wrecks

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From News, posted 2.26.18. The origin story of The Wrecks, a pop-rock band from Thousand Oaks, California, began a few years ago with some secret overnight recording sessions. The band, who has been inspired by The Pixies, The Strokes and Weezer, didn’t have the funds to rent their own recording space, but a friend was… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: AJR

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From News, posted 12.06.17. An indie-pop band of brothers with an Ivy League pedigree, AJR stands for Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, a Columbia University alum, junior and freshman, they’re packing rooms across the country with their contagious energy and irresistible songs. They got their start a decade ago busking in the streets of New… 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...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16. After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the 2016… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Bully

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From News, posted 9.16.15. Alicia Bognanno is not afraid to be called insecure, intense or even insane. The singer-songwriter’s openness is her greatest weapon in Bully, the buzzy band that’s taking familiar ‘90s alt-rock (Dinosaur Jr, Pavement, Weezer) and turning it into smart, sharp-edged indie rock. The name Bully itself may not bring… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Grace Kelly

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From News, posted 4.21.15. Grace Kelly’s success as a solo artist has been gestating for almost a decade, when she started out playing bass in a punk rock band and singing hip-hop hooks in her native Atlanta. A precocious songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, her talent garnered support from established musicians such as GRAMMY-nominated J. Que Smith… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Dear Boy

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From News, posted 6.07.13. Dear Boy’s four members - Ben Grey (vox/guitar), Keith Cooper (drums), Austin Hayman (guitar) and Nils Bue (bass) - were all born in Los Angeles but raised in South London. It’s in Vauxhall, London, that they recorded their eponymous debut EP, due later this summer. Singer Ben Gray recalls: “The place… Read more...


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