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From News, posted 1.28.20. Several member-facing systems will be unavailable while undergoing scheduled maintenance Tuesday, January 28th, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight p.m., Central Time. Affected platforms include BMI Mobile for iOS & Android, BMI Online Services website for members and Online Affiliation. We apologize for any inconvenience as we strive to continuously improve our… Read more...

What Are The Three Most Important Attributes a Songwriter Needs to be Successful?


From The Weekly, posted 1.28.20. Many times songwriters struggle with everything they think they need to do to advance their careers and they miss working on some of the very basic traits that most successful songwriters invariably seem to have. We asked Leslie Roberts, Creative – Nashville and Brandon Haas, Creative – NY to weigh in… Read more...

Vinyl 101: How to Make a Traditional Two-Sided Vinyl 45 Single


From MusicWorld, posted 1.15.20. Given that we can all upload and distribute our music to any number of digital platforms quickly and cheaply, why even bother with a physical record anymore? Though it may seem antiquated, there are still plenty of music fans who want a tangible product (other than a cold compact disc, that… Read more...

5 Ways to Get “Lucky” With Your Songs


From News, posted 1.14.20. Early on in my songwriting journey, my father used to ask me, “What’s the chance of your songs becoming a hit? A million to one?” I explained that while it’s true that not everyone who dreams of topping the charts will achieve his or her goal, songwriting success is not… Read more...

Setting Attainable Songwriting Goals


From The Weekly, posted 1.07.20. I still vividly recall the days after I had moved to Los Angeles when I was working temp jobs and dreaming of songwriting success. I was certain I would sign a staff-writing deal and have a hit song on the charts within one year. That would be my ticket out of… Read more...

Reaching the “Clicking Point”: 10 Tips from Morgan Page


From News, posted 1.02.20. As a GRAMMY-nominated DJ, producer and songwriter who has toured around the world, Morgan Page has experienced quite a bit and learned a few tricks of the trade. During his momentous two-decade career, Page has written songs with a diverse list of notables including Tegan & Sara, Greg Laswell, and Andy… Read more...

Best of ‘MusicWorld’ 2019


From News, posted 12.30.19. MusicWorld rocked with unbeatable tips in 2019. Here are our top 10! Not a subscriber to MusicWorld? Sign up now!5 Things to Do in the First 30 Seconds of Your Song During a recent song critique, I turned off the recording after listening to the first… Read more...

Best of ‘The Weekly’ 2019


From News, posted 12.17.19. Here are the year’s hottest tips to help you in your career. Enjoy, from The Weekly team! Not a subscriber to The Weekly? Here’s how to get your copy!5 Tips for Strengthening Your Song’s Melodic Hooks Melodic hooks can be the heartbeat of a song. These… Read more...

Three Goals to Keep in Mind For Aspiring Songwriters in The New Year


From The Weekly, posted 12.10.19. As aspiring songwriters look toward the New Year, many make goals they’d like to hit in their careers before next year rolls around. In this On the Record, we asked Jody Williams, Vice President, Creative, Nashville, to weigh in with his advice on what to strive for. Here it is: … Read more...

4 Career “Don’ts” Songwriters Should Keep in Mind


From The Weekly, posted 12.03.19. Look, I get it. I’m a songwriter and I know exactly how passionate we are about our music and our careers. That said, there is a lot of value in taking a deep breath from time to time and remembering that a little patience and humility go a long way when… Read more...

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