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Peter Boyer’s Music Helps Find the Gateway to America in PBS Special

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18. In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, PBS will hold the nationwide premiere of Great Performances – Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony, on June 29th. Ellis Island features noted composer Peter Boyer’s original orchestral score built around seven firsthand stories of immigrants drawn from the Ellis Island Oral… Read more...


Nashville Newcomer Morgan Evans Takes Off

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.15.18. Nashville is a fabled destination for many aspiring singer-songwriters, and those who’ve made the trek will tell you that it’s rarely an easy road to get there. But if there’s a prize for the most frequent flyer miles earned on the path to Music City, it might go to Morgan Evans.… 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...


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...


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...


Tips for Recording a Compelling Demo

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. Nowadays even the most basic software package offers home users virtually infinite tracking space, making the temptation to over-record stronger than ever. Bear in mind, however, that some of the most compelling productions through the years have been those that favored space and dynamics, rather than uber-overdubbing. To that end, we… Read more...


Talking Evolution With Curtis Harding

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.18. Curtis Harding once described his music as ‘slop n’ soul’ – a name that’s as unusual as it is entirely fitting. Harding, whose intoxicating albums Soul Power (2014) and Face Your Fear (2017) blend soul, rock, blues, funk, punk and more, is himself a pastiche of wildly diverse influences: as a… Read more...


Terri Lyne Carrington: From Child Prodigy to Trailblazing Jazz Drummer

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. Three-time GRAMMY winning musician, songwriter and producer Terri Lyne Carrington has always had an incredible passion for music. As a child, her budding talent placed her alongside some of the biggest jazz musicians in the world at an age when most girls are playing with dolls. Her father, Mat Carrington, was… Read more...


Talking Emmys With Kevin Kliesch, Vivek Maddala and Tony Morales

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. Kevin Kliesch, Vivek Maddala and Tony Morales have more in common than just being composers that BMI is proud to represent. They’re all nominated for Creative Arts Emmys in the same category this year: Kliesch for Sofia The First and Tangled: The Series; Maddala for The Tom & Jerry Show; and… Read more...


How to Write Non-Visual Lyrics That Engage Listeners

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.12.18. “Show—Don’t Tell” is one of the basic tenets taught in almost every songwriting class. Writing cinematic lyrics—lyrics that incorporate visual imagery that listeners can envision like a movie in their minds—is often thought of as one of the most effective ways to connect with audiences. Cinematic lyrics do not spell out… Read more...


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