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How to Improve Your Editing Skills…And Your Songs


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?


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 Congratulates its 2021 BRIT Award Winners


From News, posted 5.12.21. The votes are in for this year‘s BRIT Awards, celebrating the best in British and international music. BMI affiliates who captured the coveted trophies include Breakthrough Artist of the Year award winner Arlo Parks, and Rising Star winner, Griff, who was presented her award by the 2020 winner, BMI songwriter… Read more...

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


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...

Which Recording Mixes Do You Need to Increase Your Odds of Getting a Song Cut?


From MusicWorld, posted 4.22.21. Audio mixing can be defined as the process of combining individual tracks from a multitrack recording into a finished product. It includes determining the volume and adding effects such as reverb, delay, compression, and equalization to each track. In stereo and surround sound recordings, mixing also includes placing each track… Read more...

BMI Congratulates BAFTA Winner Atticus Ross


From News, posted 4.12.21. In addition to his Golden Globe win and Oscar nod this year, BMI composer Atticus Ross has garnered yet another Original Score award for his work on the film Soul. This time it’s from the British Academy of Film & Television Arts, which also awarded Soul the top animated film.… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 BRIT Award Nominees


From News, posted 4.01.21. The nominations for this year’s prestigious BRIT Awards are out with several BMI affiliates poised to take centre stage. Many of them, including Arlo Parks, Celeste, and Joel Corry received multiple nods. The ceremony to honour the winners will be Tuesday 11 May and will be broadcast live on ITV.… Read more...

Alfred C. Liggins, III of Urban One, Inc. and Craig Robinson of NBCUniversal Appointed to BMI Board of Directors


From News, posted 3.30.21. BMI today announced the appointments of Alfred C. Liggins, III, Chief Executive Officer of Urban One, Inc. (formerly known as Radio One) & Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TV One, LLC and Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal, to the BMI Board of Directors.… Read more...

BMI Congratulates BRITs Rising Star Award Winner Griff


From News, posted 3.19.21. Pop singer-songwriter Griff now joins a long list of BMI family members who have won the coveted BRITs Rising Star Award. She was chosen among nominees that included Pa Salieu and Rina Sawayama. BMI singer-songwriters who were previously named Rising Star Award winners include Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, James Bay… Read more...

BMI’s Speed Dating for Songwriters is the Perfect Match for SXSW


From News, posted 3.19.21. As part of BMI’s longstanding partnership with SXSW (now running over 30 years), BMI hosted a special edition of Speed Dating for Songwriters® for three consecutive days during the legendary SXSW festival, held online this year. Each digital networking event, the of aim of which is to develop new relationships… Read more...

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