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BMI’s Atlanta Office Rings in the Holidays with Top Talent

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From News, posted 12.13.21. Last week, some of the best and brightest music creators turned out for BMI Atlanta’s annual holiday party. In attendance were singer V. Bozeman, singer/songwriter Dallas Davidson, producer Sonny Digital, celebrated Gospel singer/songwriter Kirk Franklin, producer Keyz, singer/songwriter Travis Malloy, hip-hop luminary TI and several others. The festivities included a… Read more...


Breathing Life into Your Recordings

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.21. Working completely “in the box”—i.e., using a laptop or other software-base system—certainly has its merits, particularly if your space lacks adequate isolation and you’d rather keep your sounds to yourself. There’s only one problem—your recordings are likely to lack the kind of dimension you often hear on older records that… Read more...


Top Tips From 2021 That Can Put You on the Road to Songwriting Success in 2022

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.21. The end of a year—and the beginning of a new one—is a perfect time to reassess our goals and recommit to them. I hope that revisiting the excerpts that follow will help you all attain a successful 2022. Excerpt from “Bring Me Something New—What Song Publishers Really Mean”… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Lil Nas X in Atlanta

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From News, posted 10.22.21. On Wednesday night, BMI held an intimate dinner to celebrate the songwriting achievements of BMI affiliate and recording artist, Lil Nas X. During the evening, the rapper was presented with two BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for his mega-hit “Old Town Road (Remix)” and the infectious single “Panini,” a BMI Pop Award… Read more...


BMI Grows Revenue and Distributions to Record Levels During Unprecedented Year

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From News, posted 9.08.21. BMI has grown its revenue and distributions to record-setting levels, closing out a full fiscal year marked by ongoing challenges around the Covid-19 pandemic.  The company announced it has distributed and administered a record $1.335 billion to its songwriters, composers and publishers, its highest distribution ever, up $102 million or… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Babyface’s Song Camp with Star-Studded Mixer

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From News, posted 7.21.21. The stars came out in Atlanta, on July 7, as the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop team hosted the Babyface Writing Camp Mixer to support Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds’ Discovery Song Camp. This year’s iteration of the event featured two notable BMI affiliates hosting, the chart-topping Atlanta-based duo, Ayo N Keyz, who are the… Read more...


Making Mixes That Matter – How to Create Distinctive Master Recordings of Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.25.21. Whether it’s switching microphones or switching off reverb, one thing I try to do is avoid using the same recording mechanics from song to song. This is particularly true of mixing—if the tendency is to have nearly identical ingredients in the same spot on every track, your album is likely… Read more...


How to Improve Your Editing Skills…And Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.21.21. In the earliest days of recording, there was essentially one way to ensure you left the studio with a good product—you came in and performed flawlessly. If there was even a minor miscue along the way, you and everyone else on the session would need to start all over again.… Read more...


Are Your Songs Too Repetitious – or Not Repetitious Enough?

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.21.21. If we were collaborating on a song and I suggested that one particular line of lyric – and the melody that accompanies it – be repeated eighteen times, would you think that would be entirely too repetitive to be successful? How about if, in the same song, I insisted that… Read more...


BMI Hosts Intercontinental Rap/R&B Edition of Speed Dating for Songwriters®

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From News, posted 4.28.21. Last week, BMI’s Creative teams from London, Austin, Atlanta and Nashville curated a special Rap/R&B cross-office edition of “Speed Dating for Songwriters®.” Using Zoom’s Breakout Rooms feature, the unique event allowed some of the most promising songwriters, producers, and artists in the U.S. and U.K. to creatively collaborate with each… Read more...


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