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Shannon Sanders Joins BMI’s Nashville Creative Team as Executive Director


From News, posted 12.10.20. BMI announced today that veteran music industry executive Shannon Sanders will join the Nashville Creative team as an Executive Director. Sanders will be responsible for signing and developing top talent in the Nashville community and supporting BMI’s family of songwriters and publishers. He will report directly to BMI’s Vice President of… Read more...

What Can Songwriters Do to Stay Motivated & Creative at This Time?


From The Weekly, posted 3.24.20. BMI’s ‘On the Record’ reached out to Clay Bradley, Vice President of Creative in Nashville to answer one of the more pressing questions facing songwriters this instant. What can songwriters do to stay motivated and creative in the current interim? What can they do to help maintain their careers? Here’s how… Read more...

BMI Names Clay Bradley Vice President of Creative in Nashville


From News, posted 2.26.20. BMI announced today that veteran Music Row executive Clay Bradley will return to the company as its Vice President of Creative in Nashville. He will be responsible for leading the Creative team in BMI’s Nashville office and report directly to BMI’s Senior Vice President of Creative, Alex Flores. Bradley will begin… Read more...

What Are The Three Most Important Attributes a Songwriter Needs to be Successful?


From The Weekly, posted 1.28.20. Many times songwriters struggle with everything they think they need to do to advance their careers and they miss working on some of the very basic traits that most successful songwriters invariably seem to have. We asked Leslie Roberts, Creative – Nashville and Brandon Haas, Creative – NY to weigh in… Read more...

Three Goals to Keep in Mind For Aspiring Songwriters in The New Year


From The Weekly, posted 12.10.19. As aspiring songwriters look toward the New Year, many make goals they’d like to hit in their careers before next year rolls around. In this On the Record, we asked Jody Williams, Vice President, Creative, Nashville, to weigh in with his advice on what to strive for. Here it is: … Read more...

Charlie Feldman Announces Retirement From BMI After 31 Years


From News, posted 11.21.19. Charlie Feldman, BMI’s Vice President of Creative in New York, announced today that he will retire from the company at the end of the year. A 31-year veteran of BMI, Feldman will continue to consult for the company in the new year. Mike O’Neill, President and CEO of BMI, said, “I… Read more...

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...

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