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BMI Supports New Online Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting April 20

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From News, posted 4.01.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s next online workshop intensive, starting Monday, April 20. 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 Supports New ONLINE Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting March 23

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From News, posted 3.02.20. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new special online workshop intensive starting Monday, March 23. This intensive 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”™… 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 Hosts “Show and Tell” in Los Angeles

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From News, posted 6.18.19. BMI recently hosted its Show & Tell event at The Den on Sunset in West Hollywood. This HD Radio-sponsored evening of music gave emerging songwriters the opportunity to showcase original songs to a full house of their peers, industry executives and music fans. BMI’s David Streit organized this event to give… 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...


BMI Congratulates Its 2019 GRAMMY Winners

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From News, posted 2.11.19. Music’s biggest night returned to Los Angeles’ Staple Center, last night, for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, and true to form, a robust showing of BMI affiliates went home with the gold.  Childish Gambino’s incendiary single “This is America” made history by being the first rap song to win both the… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Songwriting Workshop Starting October 23

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From News, posted 9.19.18. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy’s last Workshop Intensive of 2018, starting Tuesday, October 23. SAA 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 SAA “Advanced… Read more...


BMI’s Acoustic Lounge Puts The Spotlight on the Songwriter

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From News, posted 9.18.18. BMI held its September Acoustic Lounge showcase at Hotel Café in Los Angeles on September 11, featuring stirring performances of original music by a new crop of singer/songwriters including Chris Arena, Haddon Cord, ILKA, and Leyo. BMI’s Acoustic Lounge is a free monthly series that gives emerging songwriters an opportunity to… Read more...


BMI Honors John Prine With Troubadour Award

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From News, posted 9.11.18. Last night, BMI proudly honored legendary singer-songwriter John Prine with its Troubadour Award at the Company’s Nashville headquarters. The private dinner celebrated the career of Prine, with additional musical homage paid by country and folk heavy hitters that included Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Brandy Clark, and… Read more...


BMI Supports its Songwriters & Producers at Song Arts Academy’s New Songwriters Workshop Intensive

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From News, posted 4.30.18. BMI is proud to support its members at Song Arts Academy’s new Workshop Intensive starting Monday, June 4. SAA is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU and New School Songwriting faculty member Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the SAA “Advanced Song Craft Method™” include: Rachel Platten, Bebe… Read more...


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Upcoming Singer-Songwriter events

May 29 2020 BMI Jam Sessions: Victoria Skie
Jun 3 2020 BMI Jam Sessions: Thomas Kotcheff
Jun 5 2020 BMI Jam Sessions: Bobby V
Jul 1 2020 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX
Jul 16 2020 BMI 101 Workshop: Los Angeles
Jul 30 2020 BMI 101 Workshop: New York
Jul 30 2020 Lollapalooza: Chicago
Jul 31 2020 Lollapalooza: Chicago
Aug 1 2020 Lollapalooza: Chicago
Aug 2 2020 Lollapalooza: Chicago

Recent Singer-Songwriter events

May 27 2020 BMI Jam Sessions: Bob DiPiero
May 25 2020 BMI Jam Sessions: Dylan Fuentes
Apr 13 2020 Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: ONLINE
Apr 6 2020 Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: ONLINE
Mar 30 2020 Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: ONLINE
Mar 26 2020 CANCELLED: BMI 101 Workshop: Los Angeles
Mar 26 2020 CANCELLED - BMI 101 Workshop: New York
Mar 23 2020 Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: ONLINE
Mar 10 2020 California Copyright Conference: Sherman Oaks, CA
Mar 4 2020 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX