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Tips for Using Reverb and Compression Effects on Your Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. Almost from the start, two of the most frequently used effects in recording have been reverberation and compression. And with good reason—perhaps more than any other sound enhancer, each one has the ability to transform a bare-bones demo into a pro-leaning product. There’s a flip side, however. Some of these… Read more...

In Songwriting or Film Music, for John Murphy it’s Still All About the Hook


From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. There isn’t any aspect of writing music that John Murphy hasn’t experienced. From scoring films like 28 Days Later and Kick-Ass, to capturing prospective movie-goers with trailers to Captain America and Avatar, to writing music in ad campaigns for Nike, Google and Apple, he’s been a one-stop shop for directors.… Read more...

From Carl Jung to Lady Gaga, Jazz Guitarist Alex Sill’s Music Speaks His Mind


From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. Plenty of players and listeners have talked about music as a kind of interior cinema, but for 26-year-old guitarist and composer Alex Sill this extraordinary symbiosis between music and the mind has led to answers in his new debut album, Experiences: Real and Imaginary. As a masterful panoramic nine-track collection… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: May


From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. 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...

How Can Songwriters be Influenced by Music They Hear And Still be Unique?


From The Weekly, posted 5.21.19. Every songwriter wants to develop their own voice, but not everybody knows how to go about doing it. Here are some tips from BMI’s Creative team about finding, and knowing what to do, with inspiration. David Streit, BMI Creative, Los Angeles When starting out, I believe sometimes it makes sense… Read more...

Terence Blanchard Honored as a BMI Icon at BMI’s 2019 Film, TV & Visual Media Awards


From News, posted 5.16.19. BMI proudly held its 35th annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards last night to celebrate the top performing composers in film, TV and visual media of the past year. The highest honors of the evening went to film composer and multiple award-winning jazz musician, Terence Blanchard, who was named… Read more...

BMI’s Barbara Cane to be Honored with Lifetime Service Award from NMPA


From News, posted 5.08.19. BMI is very proud to congratulate its own VP of Worldwide Creative, Barbara Cane, on being recognized by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) with the Lifetime Service Award, to be presented at the NMPA’s annual meeting next month at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Cane joins an… Read more...

BMI Composer Adam Schoenberg’s “Orchard in Fog” is Clearly Enjoyed By Audiences


From News, posted 5.06.19. As one of the most performed living classical composers, Adam Schoenberg is no stranger to approving audiences, and this certainly held true over the weekend in Los Angeles. His concerto for violin and orchestra, Orchard in Fog, was clearly evidence of the BMI composer’s deserved stature. Written specifically for renowned… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its Daytime Emmy Award Winners


From News, posted 5.06.19. The 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony honored several BMI composers and songwriters with big wins at the Pasadena Civic Center in California over the weekend. Congratulations to all on jobs well done! Here are the BMI winners: Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama… Read more...

Nathan Barr Reveals His Part in Composers Reimagining Classic Silent Films


From News, posted 4.24.19. On May 3 and 4, BMI will sponsor three unique events for movie-goers when several film, TV and visual media composers will unveil their new scores to classic silent films in “Silent Films Live 2.” The live-to-picture events will take place at Bandrika Studios in Los Angeles, a space custom-built… Read more...

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