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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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...


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