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‘Peter Rabbit’ Composer Dominic Lewis Talks About Writing for Children…and Adults

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From News, posted 2.23.18. Dominic Lewis has delighted millions of children with scores for Kung Fu Panda 2, Disney XD’s DuckTales and, most recently, Peter Rabbit, but for the British-born, 33-year-old graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, his work is anything but child’s play. Lewis takes composing very seriously – a passion inexorably linked… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Maren Morris and Co-Writers of Her First #1, “I Could Use A Love Song”

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From News, posted 2.22.18. Last night, GRAMMY Award-winning BMI songwriter Maren Morris gathered with family and friends to celebrate her first number one song,” I Could Use A Love Song.” The private party was hosted by ASCAP and BMI, and was held at the Crying Wolf in East Nashville. Written by Morris, BMI songwriter Laura… Read more...


BMI Congratulates BAFTA Winner Alexandre Desplat

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From News, posted 2.20.18. The Shape of Water composer Alexandre Desplat won the prestigious BAFTA for his music to the popular film over the weekend. The British Academy Film and TV Award is yet another trophy for Desplat, who took home the 2018 Golden Globe and is also nominated for this year’s Oscar for Best… Read more...


What’s the Relationship Between Music and Lyrics?

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From The Weekly, posted 2.19.18. BMI’s Creative teams have watched songwriters progress from the start of their careers through their many successes. Now these industry leaders are sharing their experience in The Weekly to help even more writers navigate the industry. This week’s focus is: How do you see the relationship between melody and lyrics? Is… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Thomas Rhett’s No. 1s “Craving You” and “Unforgettable”

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From News, posted 2.16.18. ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett commemorated his eighth and ninth career No. 1 hits yesterday as he gathered with friends and family to celebrate his latest chart-toppers. The party, hosted by BMI and ASCAP, was held at Von Elrod’s in Nashville and honored the platinum-selling “Craving You” and… Read more...


Even the Groundhog Likes This Month’s MusicWorld!

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From News, posted 2.15.18. Six more weeks of winter doesn’t seem so bad with February’s issue of MusicWorld at hand! Enjoy in this issue: Jason Blume’s Tips for Supporting Your Song Title Talking Olaf, Books and Other Musical Theatre Inspirations With Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel Catching Up With “Black Panther”… Read more...


Catching Up With “Black Panther” Composer Ludwig Göransson

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From News, posted 2.15.18. Ludwig Göransson is having a very good 2018. Just weeks into the year, he saw “Redbone,” one of the unforgettable tracks he co-wrote and produced for Donald Glover’s Awaken My Love, win a Best Traditional R&B Performance trophy. And in February, the composer-producer, already beloved for his scores for Ryan Coogler’s… Read more...


Tips for Supporting Your Song Title

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18. Supporting our titles is one of the most effective tools we can employ to craft strong lyrics. In many songs, the title is the heart of the lyric, encapsulating the meaning and the essence of the song into a word or phrase. In songs that include choruses, the title is almost… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: February

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18. WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: April 17, 2018, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square East, Nashville, TN) Who: Aspiring songwriters… Read more...


Talking Olaf, Books and Other Musical Theatre Inspirations With Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18. Great songwriting duos – think Lennon/McCartney, Goffin/King, Bacharach/David, or Leiber/Stoller – are extremely rare. Anyone who’s tried to write a song with another person can attest that chemistry is one thing you can’t force – you just hope to be fortunate enough to find it. But for musical theater writing team… Read more...


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