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How Can Songwriters be Influenced by Music They Hear And Still be Unique?


From The Weekly, posted 5.21.19. Every songwriter wants to develop their own voice, but not everybody knows how to go about doing it. Here are some tips from BMI’s Creative team about finding, and knowing what to do, with inspiration. David Streit, BMI Creative, Los Angeles When starting out, I believe sometimes it makes sense to… Read more...

BMI’s Barbara Cane to be Honored with Lifetime Service Award from NMPA


From News, posted 5.08.19. BMI is very proud to congratulate its own VP of Worldwide Creative, Barbara Cane, on being recognized by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) with the Lifetime Service Award, to be presented at the NMPA’s annual meeting next month at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Cane joins an elite… Read more...

BMI Kicks Off Third Annual Rooftop On The Row Series with HARDY and Filmore


From News, posted 4.25.19. On Tuesday night, BMI kicked off its third season of Rooftop on the Row, the popular Music Row Summer Concert series. Hosted by BMI with the support of sponsors George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON, Music Row’s tastemakers and industry professionals were treated to performances from… Read more...

BMI Sponsors Groundbreaking Mixing Program at USC with Renowned Sound Engineer Dennis Sands


From News, posted 3.29.19. As part of The University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Picture & Television, a remarkable program overseen by Professor of Practice at USC Thornton School of Music, Dan Carlin that gives its students an edge in our competitive industry by providing the greater ability to communicate with audio professionals, BMI… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Opening of Austin Office with Texas Governor Greg Abbott


From News, posted 3.13.19. Texas governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to formally welcome BMI to the Lone Star State. BMI recently announced the opening of its new creative office in Austin, marking our first office in Texas and first company expansion in over twenty years. The Governor was joined at the press… Read more...

BMI Takes Over Whiskey Jam


From News, posted 3.06.19. On Monday, March 4, BMI joined forces with Whiskey Jam’s Ward Guenther to host a special BMI edition of the ever-popular Country Music Showcase series held in Winner’s Bar & Grill. For the second year in a row, BMI’s curated lineup drew a massive crowd, forcing a line of eager fans… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 CMA Triple Play Award Winners


From News, posted 3.05.19. On Tuesday, February 19, the CMA honored the ten storytellers who penned three Number One songs in a twelve-month period with their annual Triple Play Awards. BMI is proud to represent the following six 2019 Triple Play Award recipients: Jesse Frasure – 2018 BMI Country Songwriter of the… Read more...

What Do You Listen For When You Hear a Songwriter’s Music For The First Time?


From The Weekly, posted 1.29.19. Ever wonder what people in the industry are listening for when they hear your music? BMI’s Creative team weighs in on the answer to that question from their own experience of working with songwriters and composers every day. Here are their thoughts: Catherine Brewton, VP, BMI Creative, Atlanta: When I… Read more...

BMI and Gerencia 360 Publishing Join Forces For Their First Songwriting Camp


From News, posted 12.07.18. BMI and Gerencia 360 Publishing recently partnered to create their first songwriting camp at Pulse Recordings in Burbank on November 29 and 30. Over the two-day song camp, several BMI writers were given the opportunity to hone their skills and collaborate with Gerencia 360 artists Adriel Favela, Giovanny Ayala and Jonatan… Read more...

BMI Brings Another Great Lineup to the Fourth Annual Maui Songwriters Festival


From News, posted 12.06.18. On November 29th - December 1st, BMI hosted the fourth annual Maui Songwriters Festival. Combining the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of music’s best songwriters, this one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up. Country music… Read more...

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May 23 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: Los Angeles
May 30 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville
May 30 2019 BMI 101 Workshop: New York
May 30 2019 BMI Know Them Now Experience: Atlanta
Jun 3 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles
Jun 4 2019 THE FIX: FRUKT’s Live Music Showcase: London, UK
Jun 6 2019 CMA Fest 2019: Nashville, TN
Jun 7 2019 CMA Fest 2019: Nashville, TN
Jun 8 2019 CMA Fest 2019: Nashville, TN
Jun 9 2019 CMA Fest 2019: Nashville, TN

Recent Creative events

May 21 2019 BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York
May 19 2019 BMI Stage @ The Hangout Festival 2018: Gulf Shores, AL
May 19 2019 The Hangout Music Festival: Gulf Shores, AL
May 18 2019 BMI Stage @ The Hangout Festival 2018: Gulf Shores, AL
May 18 2019 The Hangout Music Festival: Gulf Shores, AL
May 17 2019 BMI Stage @ The Hangout Festival 2018: Gulf Shores, AL
May 17 2019 The Hangout Music Festival: Gulf Shores, AL
May 16 2019 SongWriterCamp: Palm Springs, CA
May 16 2019 The Hangout Music Festival: Gulf Shores, AL
May 15 2019 BMI’s Rooftop on the Row: Nashville, TN