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What Are The Pitfalls to Avoid When Recording And Submitting a Demo?

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From News, posted 6.19.18. BMI’s ‘On the Record’ is back again this month with another thought-provoking answer to one of our most frequently asked questions. The BMI Creative Team weighed in. Mitch Martin, Creative, Atlanta: The first thing to avoid is overselling. The more secure and confident you come across when presenting your work,… Read more...


How to Write Songs That Are Both Personal and Universal

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18. Most of us who are in the business of creating songs are aware of the importance of writing lyrics that have universal appeal, lyrics that connect with millions of hearts. We have also heard about the importance of writing songs that emanate from our hearts, from personal experience. On the surface,… Read more...


Production Music Conference Open for Registration With BMI Discount

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From News, posted 6.13.18. If you’re a composer, songwriter, artist or producer who is interested in learning more about production music, the Production Music Conference, which will be held at the Lowes Hotel in Hollywood, September 26-28, may be just what you need to kick-start your career. The BMI-sponsored event is back for its fifth… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: June

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.13.18. WORKSHOPS BMI/ Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough” When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 2 - 3 PM Where: BMI’s Nashville office (10 Music Square East, Nashville 37203) How: Register online here Get an insider’s perspective on the process of making… Read more...


What’s Holding Your Song Back?

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From The Weekly, posted 6.12.18. There are times our songs come to us easily. They feel good as we’re writing them, people respond when we perform them and the demos practically jump out of the speakers. There are other times, however, when things just don’t seem to quite come together. To help you troubleshoot what may… Read more...


What a Recording Engineer Can and Should Bring to the Session

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From The Weekly, posted 6.05.18. Engineers, strictly speaking, are responsible for the “nuts and bolts” of the recording process. In our current technological environment, this means not only a familiarity with ageless studio techniques such as microphone placement, but also a deep understanding of the latest innovations in their chosen digital audio workstation (DAW) software and… Read more...


‘Composing for the Screen 2018’ Film Scoring Mentorship Program Applications Open!

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From News, posted 5.24.18. Sponsored by BMI and directed by composer Rick Baitz, this New York City-based program selects a small number of emerging film composers and provides a series of workshops, followed by continued consultation and development. This is a unique opportunity for nine emerging film composers to participate in a high-level… Read more...


Networking Tips for Songwriters From a Music Industry Expert

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From The Weekly, posted 5.22.18. We’ve all heard that networking is a critical tool for those wanting to get ahead in the music business. But what exactly does it mean—and how do you do it effectively? I posed this question to networking expert Dan Kimpel who authored Networking in the Music Business and Networking Strategies for… Read more...


What Are The Key Elements of a Successful Musical Theatre Piece?

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From The Weekly, posted 5.15.18. Each month, different members of BMI’s Creative team give their feedback on burning questions asked by our songwriters and composers. This time, we asked Patrick Cook, BMI’s Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz: The most important element in a musical is that everyone is writing the same… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: May

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Making Your Rough Recordings Anything But “Rough” When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 2 - 3 PM Where: BMI’s Nashville office (10 Music Square East, Nashville 37203) How: Register online here Get an insider’s perspective on the process of making rough… Read more...


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