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BMI Congratulates Hyundai Mercury Prize Winner Arlo Parks

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From News, posted 9.10.21. BMI proudly congratulates Arlo Parks, who has won this year’s prestigious Hyundai Mercury Prize for her debut album, Collapsed in Sunbeams. The award recognizes artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres by selecting the “Album of the Year” from the United Kingdom and Ireland. While presenting the 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 Congratulates its 2021 AIM Award Winners

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From News, posted 8.27.21. BMI congratulates all the talented songwriters who took the coveted crowns at this year’s Association of Independent Music Awards, which was livestreamed earlier this week. The AIM Awards champion industry-leading creativity, innovation, and performance shown by independent artists, labels and outstanding individuals. Congratulations to all the BMI-affiliated winners below! UK… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Ivor Novello Nominees

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From News, posted 8.10.21. The Ivors Academy announced their full list of nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, and BMI is very pleased to congratulate its many prominent affiliates recognized among them. Representing the most impactful accomplishments in songwriting and composing, the prestigious Ivor Novello awards are presented to music creators by their… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its World Soundtrack Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 8.10.21. Several talented BMI composers and songwriters are poised to win the coveted TV Composer of the Year, Film Composer of the Year, or Best Original Song Award at the 2021 World Soundtrack Awards. The ceremony and concert, which close out Film Fest Ghent, will be held on October 23, 2021.… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Willow Kayne on Her Nomination for Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music

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From News, posted 7.27.21. BMI proudly congratulates Willow Kayne,* who has been nominated for this year’s Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music.  Celebrating young British and Irish talent who demonstrate exceptional potential and ambition, the Rising Star Award was introduced last year – the first new category to be added to the… Read more...


What’s Hot—and What’s Not In Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.23.21. I was recently asked how the tools and techniques I teach today differ from those I have taught in the past. Have I noticed any recent changes in successful songs and in the processes of writing them? I looked back over the thirty years that I have been teaching songwriting,… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize Nominees

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From News, posted 7.22.21. BMI congratulates all our members who have received a nomination for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2021. The award recognizes artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres by selecting the ‘Albums of the Year’ from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The nominations include the talented Arlo Parks. Raised in… Read more...


“Dynamite” Explodes With 1 Billion Streams on Spotify

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From News, posted 7.22.21. BMI award-winning songwriters Jessica Agombar and David Stewart’s song “Dynamite,” recorded by superstar act BTS, has blown up the charts, surpassing 1 billion streams on Spotify since its release in August, 2020 – an amazing feat that typically takes years to accomplish. As the Korean band’s first English single, “Dynamite”… 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...


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