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Songwriting Legends Carole Bayer Sager and Mike Stoller To Be Honored as BMI Icons at 70th Annual BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 4.12.22. Evening Also Celebrates the Top Pop Songwriters and Music Publishers on Tuesday, May 10 in Beverly Hills Read more...


Duets and Featured Artists: The Hot Trend in Recordings

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22. It would be hard to look at a list of current hit songs without noticing a trend: the growing use of featured artists. A featured artist is one who makes a guest appearance on another artist’s recording to create a collaboration. What’s the difference between a duet and a song with… Read more...


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 Congratulates its Hollywood Music in Media Award Winners and Nominees

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From News, posted 11.18.21. BMI proudly congratulates all its Hollywood Music in Media Award winners and nominees. Honoring original music (song and score) in all visual media from around the globe including film, TV, video games, trailers, commercial advertisements, documentaries, and special programs, the HMMA nominations have historically been representative of the nominees of key… Read more...


BMI Composers Enhance Diverse Storytelling at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

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From News, posted 5.06.21. BMI is exceptionally proud of its many talented composers who have their music featured in projects at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary starting Wednesday, June 9, and running until Sunday, June 20, the 2021 festival mixes both live events and an immersive virtual experience. We are excited… Read more...


Using Chords and Modulations as Musical Hooks in Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 9.24.20. The chords we choose to accompany our melodies not only contribute to the flavor of our songs, they can provide some of those magical musical moments that make our songs hooky, exceptional, and unforgettable. To keep our listeners’ attention we need to include hooks, elements that are catchy and memorable, not… Read more...


How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18. When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the formula,… 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 Songwriters and Composers Shine With 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

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From News, posted 12.16.15. Whether eight-time nominee Alexandre Desplat or new to the world of film music Sam Smith, BMI is honored to represent the music of an impressive six 2016 Golden Globe nominees. The annual ceremony, which is the signature event of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFP), will mark the start of awards… Read more...


Meet the BMI Composers Who Have Had a Breakout Year

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From News, posted 10.14.13. It’s been a fantastic year for Broadcast Music, Inc. composers. Just look at Mychael Danna, who is on a 2013 award-winning streak, having just celebrated his most recent win at the Creative Arts Emmys. He’s not alone. In fact, there are so many talented BMI composers working in film… Read more...


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