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BMI Supports New Music at peermusic’s peerBreak

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From News, posted 2.07.18. BMI’s Barbie Quinn and Chris Dampier recently attended peermusic’s peerBreak to celebrate the New Year and the renowned company’s addition of new music to their publishing roster. The event, held Thursday, February 1 in LA, was very well attended by music industry colleagues, with great conversation and great music. Read more...


BMI Recognizes Bayjun Beat Music for Usher’s “No Limit”

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From News, posted 10.05.17. Unable to attend BMI’s 2017 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta this past September, Bayjun Beat Music’s Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken received a visit from BMI’s Charlie Feldman this week at their studio in Bronxville, NY, and accepted their award recognizing the success of “No Limit.” Beyond this accolade, Sturken and Rogers… Read more...


MusicMark Invites Publishers to Use New Registration Platform

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From News, posted 10.06.14. ASCAP, BMI and SOCAN have expanded our MusicMark collaboration. MusicMark is a platform designed to simplify the music registration process, and create an authoritative picture of the music represented by the three companies. Publishers who currently register music through Electronic Batch Registration can e-mail musicmark@musicmark.com to get started. There are… Read more...


BMI’s Anne Cecere Elected Youngest–Ever President of the California Copyright Conference

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From News, posted 9.13.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. is proud to announce that Anne Cecere, Director, Film & TV Relations, has been elected President of the California Copyright Conference (CCC), for the 2014–2015 term, beginning in September 2014. Cecere takes the helm as the youngest president in the CCC’s 61-year history, taking over from her predecessor,… Read more...


Three Things to Do Before Your First Publisher Meeting

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From Songwriter 101, posted 7.27.12. For songwriters early on in their careers, getting a face to face meeting with a publisher can represent the first major step towards connecting with the music industry.  Not knowing how to prepare for a meeting like this can create genuine anxiety.  To help you avoid this, I’m going to suggest… Read more...


The Pros & Cons of Signing a Publishing Deal

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From Songwriter 101, posted 5.25.10. For most songwriters in the early stages of their careers, the idea of being hired as a staff songwriter for a publishing company is close to the Holy Grail. It represents that coveted prize of industry recognition and validation of your talent along with a gateway to cuts, movie placements and… Read more...


Getting Your Foot in the Door: How to Hook Up with a Music Publisher

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From Songwriter 101, posted 9.13.04. What’s the best way of getting your song heard by a publisher? Richard Blackstone: The tried and true systems are still in place - it’s all about contacts. It’s hard to succeed with the “cold call” method, where you submit a song via an envelope or some other media. Lawyers… Read more...


© C in a Circle - Signing Away Your Copyright: Joining Forces With A Publisher

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From Songwriter 101, posted 7.05.04. When you write a song, you want to get it heard by someone in the industry who may like it and be willing to try and get it recorded by an artist. If you happen to be an artist yourself, you could record your own song.  If you have a network… Read more...


Foreign Sub-Publishing Income

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From Songwriter 101, posted 5.26.04. In addition to the secondary income streams from sales of sheet music and synchronization explained elsewhere, there are also monies to be earned internationally, should your song cross over beyond U.S. borders. While the major multi-national publishers (EMI, Warner-Chappell, Universal, BMG, etc.) maintain offices in most of the leading territories, most… Read more...


Music Publishing Basics: An Overview

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From Songwriter 101, posted 5.05.04. Ideally, a music publisher will help place your song with a recording artist, license third parties for the use of your song, and ultimately collect and distribute money to you. In exchange for these services (called “administration rights”), the publisher normally receives 50% of all such income, with the other 50%… Read more...


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