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BMI Presents 3rd Rooftop on the Row of 2019 With Aaron Watson and Faren Rachels


From News, posted 7.19.19. On Tuesday evening, June 25, BMI once again hosted its popular Rooftop on the Row series at the Company’s Nashville office. The third show of this year’s summer series featured up-and-comer Faren Rachels and Texas-native Aaron Watson. To kick off the evening, Rachels delivered her brand of rowdy country to… Read more...

Eli Young Band Celebrates Fourth Career Top-Charter “Love Ain’t” at Number One Bash


From News, posted 7.19.19. Multi-Platinum hitmakers Eli Young Band celebrated their fourth career No. 1, “Love Ain’t,” with a No. 1 bash at The Sutler in Nashville, TN, on July 15, hosted by ASCAP and BMI. Packing out the rustic saloon, friends, family, and key industry members joined songwriters Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, and… Read more...

Riley Green Celebrates First No. 1 With “There Was This Girl”


From News, posted 7.19.19. On July 16, rising singer/songwriter Riley Green celebrated his first No. 1 with “There Was This Girl,” alongside BMI co-writer Erik Dylan. Hosted by BMI at Nashville’s The Sutler, the No. 1 bash was filled with family, friends, BMLG Records’ team and key Country partners. The event was a special… Read more...

BMI Hosts Unsigned Writers in Next Big Wave Series


From News, posted 7.18.19. On July 9th, BMI and Pinnacle Bank welcomed Nashville’s newest hitmakers for an evening of networking in BMI’s Nashville office. The first of three installations in BMI’s Next Big Wave series, attendees of 2019’s first session were BMI country and pop songwriters looking to secure their first publishing deal. The… Read more...

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 Unveils New Publisher Takeover Series


From News, posted 6.24.19. BMI and PNC Bank kicked off a new publisher-focused writer series on June 19, at BMI’s Nashville office. The first installment of four Publisher Takeovers scheduled for the summer, Big Machine Music Publishing brought Eric Paslay and Callista Clark to the recently updated BMI Creative Patio for BMI’s new publisher-focused… Read more...

Worlds Collide with Dean Dillon and Sundance Head


From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. They came from two very different worlds: Dean Dillon, from east Tennessee, and Jason “Sundance” Head – from Porter, Texas. Dean hitchhiked to Nashville in the early ‘70s and knocked on every door on Music Row to get people to listen to his songs. He recorded multiple studio albums and… Read more...

Hitmaker Aaron Watson Celebrates 20 Years of Making — and Releasing — Music His Way


From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. Aaron Watson learned about the power of music at a young age. His father, a Vietnam War veteran, sought comfort in music, and Aaron grew up listening to his dad’s records, gaining an early appreciation for songcraft and strong melodies. He started penning his own songs at a young age,… 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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