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The Most Important Trait for Songwriters and Recording Artists - Persistence

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.20. During a recent workshop I was asked if I could identify the most important trait or skill for songwriters to possess. Was it an innate talent to craft a fresh, memorable melody? Was it the ability to craft a lyric that touched millions of hearts? Or was it something else? As… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Worldwide Phenomenon?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20. Warning: Listening to the songs referenced in this article is likely to result in an inability to get them out of your brain. It is an incredible accomplishment for a song to reach the top of one of the Billboard charts. Occasionally, songs connect with listeners sufficiently to retain… Read more...


Worlds Collide with Dean Dillon and Sundance Head

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. How the venerable songwriter and “The Voice” winner came together to create “Stained Glass and Neon” Read more...


BMI Writers Receive Multiple GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.15.15. 2015 proved to be another explosive year for BMI songwriters. In advance of the 58th Annual GRAMMY awards, BMI is very proud to congratulate all of our many affiliates who have earned impressive nominations for their musical contributions across a wide range of genres, including Taylor Swift and Maroon 5 for… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Wild Belle

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From News, posted 6.12.15. Chicago-based duo Elliot Bergman and Natalie Bergman, collectively known as Wild Belle, make atmospheric dance-pop with equal parts organic and electronic elements. If this sounds complex that’s because it is, but then again, Wild Belle isn’t your average band. Elliot and Natalie are siblings who speak the same musical language, a… Read more...


BMI Marks the Passing of Songwriter Rose Marie McCoy

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From News, posted 1.30.15. Broadcast Music, Inc. mourns the loss of Rose Marie McCoy, a prolific jazz and R&B songwriter, who passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, in Urbana, Illinois. She was 92. McCoy was one of the first female African-American writers to break into the music business. Born in Oneida, Arkansas, McCoy moved… Read more...


12 Days of BMI Holiday Songs

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From News, posted 12.14.13. Here at Broadcast Music, Inc., we love the holiday season, because we have an excuse to play some of our favorite festive tunes by BMI songwriters - from classics like Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” to Mariah Carey’s greatest gift to the world, “All I Want For Christmas Is… Read more...


Capture the Spirit of America With These Award-Winning Songs

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From News, posted 7.01.13. July 4, 1776, does seem like a long time ago, doesn’t it? Then again, celebrating our great nation - and the values it was built upon - never goes out of style. And what are grand displays of fireworks, parades and barbecues on Independence Day without great music? To help you… Read more...


Banda El Recodo To Be Named Icon at BMI Latin Awards

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From News, posted 2.01.13. Banda El Recodo will receive the BMI Icon Award at the 20th annual BMI Latin Awards on March 21 at the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas. The private ceremony, hosted by BMI President & CEO Del Bryant and Delia Orjuela, BMI Vice President, Latin Music, will also celebrate the Latin Song,… Read more...


Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne, EMI Music Publishing & More Honored at BMI Urban Awards

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From News, posted 9.08.12. Ester Dean, Kane Beatz, Nicki Minaj and Pop Wansel also take top honors Read more...


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