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What to Say and Do When You Meet a Publisher for the First Time

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.22. Back in the days when songwriting success was a distant dream, each time I met with a music publisher, I was a nervous wreck leading up to that meeting. I hoped the publisher would instantly recognize that my songs were destined to be GRAMMY-winning hits, and I would be offered a… Read more...


5 Ways to Make Your Songs More Memorable

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.22. Marketing and advertising studies show that we are better able to remember ads we are exposed to multiple times. When we see or hear something once, we are likely to forget it. But with repeated exposure it is more apt to stick in our brains. This also applies to melodies. In… Read more...


BMI’S “Sonidos” Lights Up SXSW 2022

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From News, posted 3.18.22. Last night, BMI showcased the best in Latin music at its signature Sonidos stage during the 2022 SXSW Music Conference and Festival. The showcase took place at The Venue ATX and featured a diverse roster of fresh artists from around the Caribbean and Latin America. The night was filled with electrifying… Read more...


BMI’s Howdy Texas Returns to Austin with Day Party at the Saxon Pub

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From News, posted 3.17.22. BMI kicked off a week of events at the 2022 SXSW Music Conference and Festival yesterday with its signature BMI Howdy Texas event. The day party took place at the Saxon Pub, the location of the monthly songwriter series presented by the performing rights organization (PRO). The event featured 6 full… Read more...


Song Recycling Strategies

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22. While good writers may vary in their approach to the craft, over the years one theme seems to stand out as universal—that the most enduring songs tend to come quickly and are often finished in a single sitting. For those of us who regularly fish the waters of creativity hoping to… Read more...


Duets and Featured Artists: The Hot Trend in Recordings

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22. It would be hard to look at a list of current hit songs without noticing a trend: the growing use of featured artists. A featured artist is one who makes a guest appearance on another artist’s recording to create a collaboration. What’s the difference between a duet and a song with… Read more...


Breathing Life into Your Recordings

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.21. Working completely “in the box”—i.e., using a laptop or other software-base system—certainly has its merits, particularly if your space lacks adequate isolation and you’d rather keep your sounds to yourself. There’s only one problem—your recordings are likely to lack the kind of dimension you often hear on older records that used… Read more...


Top Tips From 2021 That Can Put You on the Road to Songwriting Success in 2022

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.21. The end of a year—and the beginning of a new one—is a perfect time to reassess our goals and recommit to them. I hope that revisiting the excerpts that follow will help you all attain a successful 2022. Excerpt from “Bring Me Something New—What Song Publishers Really Mean” … Read more...


BMI Returns to Zilker Park for 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival

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From News, posted 9.15.21. BMI is pleased to announce its return to the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 1-3 and 8-10, 2021. The multi-weekend Texas festival is back and BMI’s can’t-miss, genre-diverse lineup is set to feature a range of rising pop, rock, country, Latin, Americana, hip-hop and R&B stars. … Read more...


Country Artist Wade Bowen Helps Celebrate the Centennial of Texas Radio at TAB’s Annual Convention

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From News, posted 8.09.21. BMI partnered recently (8/3) with the Texas Association of Broadcasters at their annual convention by bringing in BMI singer-songwriter Wade Bowen, who performed during their Centennial Celebration. The event, held at JW Marriott Austin, recognized 100 years of radio broadcasting in the Lone Star State. Bowen entertained the crowd, performing his… Read more...


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May 2 2022 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX
Apr 4 2022 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX
Mar 20 2022 SXSW 2022: Austin, TX
Mar 19 2022 SXSW 2022: Austin, TX
Mar 18 2022 BMI Acoustic Brunch @ SXSW: Austin, TX
Mar 18 2022 SXSW 2022: Austin, TX
Mar 17 2022 BMI presents SONIDOS @ SXSW
Mar 17 2022 SXSW 2022: Austin, TX
Mar 16 2022 BMI Howdy Texas: Austin, TX
Mar 16 2022 SXSW 2022: Austin, TX