Recent Songwriter News

Songwriters Hall of Fame & GRAMMY Museum to Host Chart-Topping Songwriter/Producer Panel 


From News, posted 10.03.17. As an organization dedicated to celebrating the rich and storied legacy of countless established songwriters, the Songwriters Hall of Fame is also an institution that seeks to shine a light on new talent distinguishing itself in the songwriting continuum and paving the way for future generations. It is with this spirit… Read more...

BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy Songwriting Workshop Intensive Starting Oct. 30 - Apply Now


From News, posted 10.03.17. BMI is proud to support its songwriter members at Song Arts Academy, a unique learning destination for songwriters taught by NYU and New School faculty member Billy Sideman. The advanced workshop starts Monday, Oct. 30, and runs for five consecutive Monday evenings: 10/30, 11/06, 13, 20, & 27, from 7:00 pm… Read more...

BMI Co-Hosts Successful Songwriting Camp in LA


From News, posted 9.19.17. BMI, Legend Music Group, Nichion Inc., and Sovereign Music recently joined forces to create an exciting opportunity for numerous songwriters to spend quality time creating potential hit songs. The three-day song camp took place from September 12 through the 14 at Legend Music Group studio in Los Angeles, Ca. The program… Read more...

BMI & YouTube Partner for Speed Dating for Songwriters


From News, posted 4.19.17. BMI first introduced the Speed Dating for Songwriters program to foster both creative collaboration and a greater sense of community among some of our most promising NYC-based songwriters, producers, and artists whose paths may not have otherwise crossed. It’s a unique initiative that has forged several bonds, friendships and fruitful working… Read more...

BMI and Society of Composers & Lyricists at The Art and Business of Songwriting Panel


From News, posted 9.30.14. The intersection of art and commerce was highlighted at a panel discussion presented by Broadcast Music, Inc. and the Society of Composers & Lyricists on The Art and Business of Songwriting on September 15, 2014, at The Village, West Hollywood, California. Panelists included Paramount Pictures’ Director, Music Clearance, Mary Jo Braun,… Read more...

BMI Composers Rickey Minor and William Ross Featured at SCL’s Musical Direction Seminar


From News, posted 8.15.14. BMI composers and music directors Rickey Minor and William Ross were featured at the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) Musical Direction seminar on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles. Minor is the musical director for American Idol and has been a music director for… Read more...

BMI Presents ‘Don’t Knock the Rock’ Roundtable


From News, posted 8.12.14. BMI presented its annual “Don’t Knock the Rock” roundtable on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Cinefamily theater in Los Angeles, to discuss music in film, TV and new media. Expert panelists included BMI Vice President, Film/TV Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, directors Allison Anders (Grace of My Heart, Strutter, Gas Food Lodging), James… Read more...

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Apr 3 2023 BMI Acoustic Lounge: Los Angeles
Apr 27 2023 BMI 101 - April 2023: ONLINE
May 3 2023 Key West Songwriters Festival: Key West, FL
May 4 2023 Key West Songwriters Festival: Key West, FL
May 5 2023 Key West Songwriters Festival: Key West, FL
May 6 2023 Key West Songwriters Festival: Key West, FL
May 7 2023 Key West Songwriters Festival: Key West, FL
May 8 2023 BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: ONLINE
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Recent Songwriter events

Mar 30 2023 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards: Atlanta, GA
Mar 30 2023 BMI 101 - March 2023: ONLINE
Mar 28 2023 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Mar 21 2023 BMI Latin Awards: Beverly Hills, CA
Mar 17 2023 BMI Brunch @ SXSW: Austin, TX
Mar 16 2023 BMI Songwriters Circle at Luck Reunion: Austin, TX
Mar 15 2023 BMI presents SONIDOS @ SXSW
Mar 15 2023 Yeti Music Showcase @ SXSW: Austin, TX
Mar 14 2023 BMI Howdy Texas: Austin, TX