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BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s Fall 2019 Workshop Starting September 9

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From News, posted 8.15.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s Fall Workshop Intensive starting on Monday, September 9. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™ include… Read more...


BMI to Honor John Hiatt With Troubadour Award

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From News, posted 8.06.19. BMI is pleased to announce that it will honor revered singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, with the Troubadour Award at a private dinner held at BMI’s Nashville office on Monday, September 9. The Troubadour Award, given only twice previously, celebrates writers who craft for the sake of the song and set the pace… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts/BerkleeNYC “Making Awesome Tracks III” Seminar on September 7 & 8

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From News, posted 8.02.19. BMI is proud to support its affiliates participating at Song Arts Academy’s & BerkleeNYC’s new two-day pop music production seminar, Making Awesome Tracks III, led by producers Jon Buscema, Pablo San Martin, and Billy Seidman. Learn contemporary studio production techniques (including Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton, Massive, Omnisphere, Battery, Serum and Sylenth… Read more...


BMI Presents an All-Star Lineup at the Fifth Annual Maui Songwriters Festival on December 5 - 7

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From News, posted 7.25.19. BMI is once again bringing the international acclaim of Nashville’s best songwriters to the fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival, happening December 5 – 7, 2019. Combining the incomparable landscape of Maui, the island’s local flavor, and the best of country music, this festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting… Read more...


BMI Presents 3rd Rooftop on the Row of 2019 With Aaron Watson and Faren Rachels

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From News, posted 7.19.19. On Tuesday evening, June 25, BMI once again hosted its popular Rooftop on the Row series at the Company’s Nashville office. The third show of this year’s summer series featured up-and-comer Faren Rachels and Texas-native Aaron Watson. To kick off the evening, Rachels delivered her brand of rowdy country to a… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its Songwriters at 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.18.19. BMI is very proud of its affiliates honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 50th Annual Induction & Award Gala, held June 13 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. BMI songwriters inducted into the prestigious institution this year included Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, and recent BMI Troubadour Award… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Summer 2019 Workshop Starting July 1

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From News, posted 6.03.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s summer workshop intensive starting on Monday, July 1. The workshop is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the workshop’s Advanced Song Craft Method™ include… Read more...


Multiple GRAMMY Winner Brandi Carlile Signs With BMI

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From News, posted 5.30.19. BMI is incredibly pleased to announce that multiple award-winning singer-songwriter and producer Brandi Carlile and her long-time collaborators, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, have signed a long-term deal with BMI to represent her critically-acclaimed catalog of music worldwide. Carlile and the Hanseroths join BMI’s growing roster of more than 900,000 songwriters, composers… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Bring the Heat to 2019 Key West Songwriters Festival

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From News, posted 5.16.19. The Key West Songwriters Festival, now in its 24th year, was once again an experience to remember for everyone who attended. Year after year, BMI brings Nashville’s best talent to the island for five days of music by established songwriters, as well as up-and-comers. The rowdy week of performances kicked off… Read more...


Ruston Kelly: A Supernova is Born

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.21.19. When Ruston Kelly’s debut full-length, Dying Star, came out on Rounder Records in September, he was immediately pegged as an artist to watch, drawing comparisons to the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Townes Van Zandt. Lauded for his vulnerable, fearless songwriting – and a masterful melodic sensibility, no doubt shaped by… Read more...


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