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10 Tips for Bridging the Gap Between Amateur and Professional Songwriting


From MusicWorld, posted 7.17.19. Above and beyond the inspiration that often serves as the seed for all songwriters, there are lots of significant things to consider when it comes to refining your songwriting craft. Here are a few tips and things to keep in mind if you’re wondering how to make the leap from… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: July ‘19


From MusicWorld, posted 7.17.19. 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...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Nominees


From News, posted 7.16.19. The nominations for this year’s Creative Arts Emmys have the names of BMI composers and songwriters written all over them. The prestigious awards will be given out in ceremonies on September 14 & 15 at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live. Congratulations to all with a special call out to… Read more...

BMI Composers Bates and Newman to Turn Up the Volume With Live Concerts at Comic-Con


From News, posted 7.12.19. July 18 and 19 will be prime time for this year’s Comic-Con, when the music of BMI composers Tyler Bates and David Newman will take over the stages for live concerts during the already immensely popular long-weekend event, that this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Bates will start off… Read more...

BMI Announces Participants of 2019 Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers


From News, posted 7.10.19. BMI has announced the selected participants for its 22nd annual Conducting Workshop for Visual Media Composers, led by BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman. Beginning August 13, the elite group will spend two weeks sharpening their conducting skills to music written by BMI film composing legends… Read more...

BMI/NYU TV Scoring Workshop Mentors Aspiring Composers


From News, posted 6.28.19. BMI and NYU again this year partnered in June on presenting a 12-day television scoring workshop for emerging composers. Participants received hands-on experience from award-winning BMI composers that included John Kaefer (Shark Tank, America’s Got Talent), David Schwartz (Arrested Development, Trading Places), Sean Callery (Bones, 24), Mandy Hoffman (I Love… Read more...

BMI and peermusic Host Showcase for Colombian Singer/Songwriter Jona Camacho


From News, posted 6.21.19. BMI recently hosted a private showcase in its Los Angeles office in collaboration with peermusic for Colombian singer/songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist Jona Camacho, to celebrate the U.S. release of his EP Plástico. This latest work features five original tracks all written and produced by Camacho in his own studio in Bogota,… Read more...

BMI’s Acoustic Lounge Hosts Lucky Daye and Audio Push


From News, posted 6.21.19. On Tuesday, June 18, BMI hosted an Acoustic Lounge featuring R&B singer/songwriter Lucky Daye and the hip-hop duo Audio Push, at Live House in Los Angeles. The stripped-down showcase was sponsored by Fender and treated fans and industry VIPs to the melodic and up-tempo tunes by the rising stars. Audio… Read more...

BMI Supports Composer Kris Bowers at Screening and Concert


From News, posted 6.21.19. BMI composer Kris Bowers treated the audience to a performance of part of his score for When They See Us at a recent Emmy consideration screening of the first episode of the Netflix series in LA. The gathering also provided film goers with a Q&A discussion about the collaborative process… Read more...

Tips for Writing Songs About Anything…But Love


From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. At my BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshops, I screen and critique songs from each attendee. When I find songs that I believe are competitive with those being written by today’s top hitmakers, I forward them to ten music publishers who have agreed to listen. After the last BMI Workshop, I forwarded… Read more...

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