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How Can I Get Publishers Interested in My Music?


From The Weekly, posted 10.22.19. Just about every songwriter wants to know how to start working with a publisher. Here, Charlie Feldman, from BMI’s Creative team in NY, weighs in with his best advice, which is to put yourself out there! “For a songwriter to generate interest from a publisher, I would recommend that if they… Read more...

Young Professionals Mix and Mingle at BMI’s Next Big Wave


From News, posted 10.10.19. On Monday (10/7) BMI and Pinnacle Bank hosted Music Row’s youngest professionals for an evening of networking in BMI’s Nashville office. The second of three sessions in the Next Big Wave series, attendees of this installation were rising industry tastemakers. The evening provided an opportunity for the budding creatives to connect… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Learn Top Tips at YouTube Workshop


From News, posted 10.09.19. Last Wednesday, YouTube hosted BMI songwriters for YouTube For Music: Songwriter Channel Workshop. In this interactive “laptops-up” workshop, thirteen songwriters were given hands-on instruction from YouTube’s music team for building their very own songwriter channels from scratch. During the two-hour session, the songwriters were taught best practices, optimization strategies, and other… Read more...

BMI Doubles Down with Eric Church for Celebration Of No. 1 Songs “Round Here Buzz” & “Some Of It”


From News, posted 9.26.19. Taking note from his critically-acclaimed Double Down tour, Eric Church chose to “double down” with BMI on September 24 at an aircraft hangar on the outskirts of Nashville for a No. 1 celebration recognizing both of his most recent chart-toppers. This time around, it was “Some Of It,” written by Church,… Read more...

BMI Hosts Official AmericanaFest Kick Off Party


From News, posted 9.19.19. AmericanaFest kicked off its festival festivities for the third year in a row on BMI’s rooftop in Nashville on Tuesday, September 10. BMI’s Rooftop on the Row show of the summer featured up-and-coming bluegrass prodigy Billy Strings and country rocker Brent Cobb. The event was presented in partnership with sponsors George… Read more...

BMI Names Shirin Foroutan Vice President, Creative, Europe


From News, posted 9.11.19. BMI is pleased to announce that Shirin Foroutan has been named Vice President, Creative, Europe. Foroutan will be based out of BMI’s London office and report to Alex Flores, Senior Vice President, Creative, effective immediately. In this role, Foroutan will work closely with BMI’s London office to expand its creative efforts… Read more...

Jody Williams to Leave BMI at End of Year


From News, posted 9.04.19. Jody Williams, BMI’s Vice President of Creative in Nashville since 2006, announced today that he will leave the company at the end of this year. Williams will continue to serve as a consultant for BMI throughout 2020 and plans to also return to the world of music publishing, forming a new… Read more...

BMI Hosts Rooftop on The Row with Maddie & Tae and Troy Cartwright


From News, posted 7.26.19. On July 23, BMI presented another installment of its summer concert series, Rooftop On The Row, with rising Country music stars Maddie & Tae and Troy Cartwright. Warner Music Nashville recording artist Troy Cartwright kicked off the night with a set that included his latest track “Love Like We Used To”… Read more...

BMI Hosts Unsigned Writers in Next Big Wave Series


From News, posted 7.18.19. On July 9th, BMI and Pinnacle Bank welcomed Nashville’s newest hitmakers for an evening of networking in BMI’s Nashville office. The first of three installations in BMI’s Next Big Wave series, attendees of 2019’s first session were BMI country and pop songwriters looking to secure their first publishing deal. The evening… Read more...

BMI Welcomes Salsa Legend Willie Colón


From News, posted 7.15.19. BMI is extremely proud to welcome beloved salsa legend Willie Colón to the BMI family. Hailing from the South Bronx, Colón has blazed a trail over the course of half a century in the music industry, not only as a singer/songwriter, but also as a trombonist, composer, arranger and producer. His… Read more...

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Nov 12 2019 BMI Country Awards: Nashville
Nov 13 2019 53rd Annual CMA Awards: Nashville
Nov 13 2019 BMI and Rebeleon Entertainment Present Los Producers: Las Vegas
Nov 14 2019 AIMP Panel: Beverly Hills, CA
Nov 14 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: Los Angeles
Nov 18 2019 BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Nashville
Nov 18 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Nov 21 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: New York
Dec 4 2019 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX
Dec 5 2019 BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI

Recent Creative events

Nov 6 2019 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX
Nov 4 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles
Oct 30 2019 BMI Presents Young Guns @ The Sutler Saloon: Nashville, TN
Oct 29 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
Oct 29 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville
Oct 24 2019 Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame: Miami, FL
Oct 24 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: New York
Oct 21 2019 BMI presents…“8 off 8th”: Nashville, TN
Oct 21 2019 BMI London Awards: London
Oct 17 2019 Latin American Music Awards: Hollywood, CA