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5 Tips for Making Your Lyrics Stand Out

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.20. At my songwriting workshops I stress the importance of including lyric and melodic elements in our songs that will compel listeners and decision-makers to choose our material over the tough competition. Let’s look at some ways to write lyrics that command attention. 1. Find a Fresh Angle It’s unlikely that… Read more...


Tips for Livestreaming Your Music from Home

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.23.20. As songwriters and recording artists, we are moved to share our emotions—our love, hope, joy, pain, and fear—through songs. This is how we express ourselves, entertain our fans, and allow our listeners to feel the comfort of knowing that others share their feelings. Despite artists’ tours and major music events… Read more...


A Message From BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill Regarding Royalty Payments

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From News, posted 4.08.20. On April 7, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill sent an email to BMI affiliates reassuring them that their distributions will be on time and outlining the company’s steps to minimize the financial impact of COVID-19 on their future royalties. Read the full letter below. Dear BMI Songwriters, Composers… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Class of 2019 National Recording Registry Inductees

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From News, posted 3.25.20. This morning, the Library of Congress announced the newest works to be listed in the prestigious National Recording Registry, with several BMI songwriters and composers receiving the honors. The inductions will become part of an elite group of recordings destined for special preservation and scholarship attention due to their “cultural,… Read more...


Recording Tips for Building a Better Bass Track

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.18.20. In my experience, electric bass has always been one of the most confounding instruments to record. For one thing it’s seldom a set-it-and-forget-it operation—levels that worked great on one session may be less effective the next time, particularly when working with different dynamics or instrumentation. In other words, it’s helpful… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: February 2020

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20. WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the current role BMI plays in the complex world of the music industry. You’ll spend the hour with two BMI Employees outlining the history of BMI, how to utilize… Read more...


What Makes a Song a Worldwide Phenomenon?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20. Warning: Listening to the songs referenced in this article is likely to result in an inability to get them out of your brain. It is an incredible accomplishment for a song to reach the top of one of the Billboard charts. Occasionally, songs connect with listeners sufficiently to… Read more...


BMI Rings In the Holidays With Atlanta’s Best and Brightest

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From News, posted 12.20.19. Last week, Atlanta’s best and brightest turned out in full force for the annual BMI Atlanta holiday party. The festitivites were sponsored by Hennessy, who provided signature cocktails for the private dinner, held at culinary gem Cape Deutch, featuring a selection of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.… Read more...


Perry Sook of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. Appointed to BMI Board of Directors

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From News, posted 11.19.19. BMI today announced the appointment of Perry Sook, Chairman, President and CEO, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. to the BMI Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2020. “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Perry Sook to the BMI Board of Directors,” stated Michael J. Fiorile, Chairman, BMI Board of Directors and Chairman,… Read more...


BMI Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

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From News, posted 10.10.19. The BMI Foundation announced that it is now accepting online applications for its 2020 scholarship season, open to students attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer five distinct songwriting and composing scholarship competitions, judged by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz… Read more...


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