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BMI Congratulates its Composers and Songwriters Who Made the 2022 Oscar Shortlist

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From News, posted 1.14.22. BMI proudly congratulates our composers and songwriters who have been shortlisted for this year’s Best Original Song and Best Original Score Academy Award nominations. Below are the talented BMI affiliates who are being considered. Academy members will vote to determine the final 2022 Oscar nominees, which will be announced February 8.… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 2021 Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.21. Maren Morris, Laura Veltz, Halsey and Sony Music Publishing Receive Top Honors Songwriters, Publishers and Administrators of the Top 50 Songs Also Celebrated Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Award Winners

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From News, posted 4.19.21. The votes are in and BMI’s talented songwriters once again took the majority of wins at last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which was streamed from three iconic Nashville venues, the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Café. Although the event adhered to social distancing practices with limited… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 ACM Nominees

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From News, posted 3.01.21. BMI songwriters are once again poised for major wins at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air from the Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 18. Leading the pack for nods is Maren Morris with six and Miranda Lambert with five, including… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Winners

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From News, posted 11.12.20. Last night was a spectacular night in Nashville as the CMA held an inspiring socially distanced award ceremony with BMI songwriters again taking the majority of the coveted awards. Leading the pack was Maren Morris with three wins and Luke Combs with two, while Eric Church also filled the evening with… Read more...


BMI Salutes its Top Songwriters for the 2020 BMI Country Awards

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From News, posted 11.09.20. Ross Copperman named Songwriter of the Year; “Whiskey Glasses” by Ben Burgess received Song of the Year; Warner-Chappell Music Publishing awarded Publisher of the Year The 50 Most-Performed Country Songs of the Previous Year Were Also Celebrated Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2020 CMA Nominees

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From News, posted 9.02.20. The CMA nods are out with BMI affiliates taking center stage in nearly every category. Miranda Lambert leads the pack with an incredible seven nominations, including her fourth for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, who is up for two awards, was also nominated for Entertainer of the Year, making it… Read more...


5 Tips for Making Your Lyrics Stand Out

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.20. At my songwriting workshops I stress the importance of including lyric and melodic elements in our songs that will compel listeners and decision-makers to choose our material over the tough competition. Let’s look at some ways to write lyrics that command attention. 1. Find a Fresh Angle It’s unlikely that we’re… Read more...


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...


BMI Unveils New Publisher Takeover Series

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From News, posted 6.24.19. Big Machine Music Publishing showcases Eric Paslay and Callista Clark at BMI Read more...


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