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BMI Songwriter Payton Smith Entertains Louisiana Restaurant Association


From News, posted 11.30.21. BMI songwriter Payton Smith performed at the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) board dinner, held recently (11-8) at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, LA. Smith, who hails from Houma, LA, was well-received by his fellow Louisianians. Kicking off his set with a medley of country songs that have influenced him,… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2020 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees


From News, posted 11.22.21. Yesterday, three of BMI’s lauded songwriters took to the stage to accept their prestigious induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. BMI Icons, Hank Williams Jr., and Dean Dillon, along with multiple award-winning songwriter and artist Marty Stuart, became the legendary Hall’s newest members, exemplifying their immense impact on… Read more...

Breathing Life into Your Recordings


From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.21. Working completely “in the box”—i.e., using a laptop or other software-base system—certainly has its merits, particularly if your space lacks adequate isolation and you’d rather keep your sounds to yourself. There’s only one problem—your recordings are likely to lack the kind of dimension you often hear on older records that… Read more...

Top Tips From 2021 That Can Put You on the Road to Songwriting Success in 2022


From MusicWorld, posted 11.19.21. The end of a year—and the beginning of a new one—is a perfect time to reassess our goals and recommit to them. I hope that revisiting the excerpts that follow will help you all attain a successful 2022. Excerpt from “Bring Me Something New—What Song Publishers Really Mean”… Read more...

Award-Winning BMI Songwriter Brings a Little Country to Restaurant Association Gathering


From News, posted 11.18.21. Restaurant association executives attending the 2021 Council of State Restaurant Associations Fall Meeting, held recently in Clearwater Beach, Florida, were treated to a humorous and high energy performance by award-winning BMI songwriter Bridgette Tatum. The Nashville-based artist co-wrote “She’s Country” for Jason Aldean, which was the most played song on… Read more...

Kentucky Brewers Treated to Performance from BMI Songwriter Marc Scibilia


From News, posted 11.10.21. The Kentucky Guild of Brewers (KGB) annual conference, held recently at the Muhammed Ali Center in Louisville, was highlighted by a performance from BMI songwriter Marc Scibilia, who spent a few minutes with brewers from across the Bluegrass state playing an unplugged set of songs from his rich catalogue of… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its NaSHOF Inductees


From News, posted 11.02.21. Last night, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame honored BMI songwriters Kent Blazy (“If Tommorow Never Comes,” “Ain’t Goin’ Down”), Rhett Akins (“Dirt on My Boots,” “Honey Bee”), John Scott Sherrill (Nothin’ But the Wheel,” “The Church on Cumberland Road) and Toby Keith (Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” ‘Beer for My… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 Dove Award Winners


From News, posted 10.25.21. The 2021 Dove Awards ceremony, which was broadcast Friday night, honored several talented BMI songwriters with key awards. You can catch highlights from the show at Congratulations to all! Here’s the list of BMI winners: Song of the Year “The Blessing” (Writers) Chris Brown, Cody… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Joins Panel at Ohio Arts Professionals Conference


From News, posted 10.21.21. Award-winning BMI songwriter Jason White helped educate artists, agents, and venue executives on the intricacies of copyright law as it pertains to music licensing and public performances during the Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN) annual conference held recently in Cleveland. The Ohio native joined the panel organized by BMI to… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Sam Grow Performs for Maryland Retailers


From News, posted 10.15.21. The Maryland Retailers Association held their annual awards show virtually again this year and it featured a performance by BMI Nashville songwriter Sam Grow. The Southern Maryland native has been named by Billboard as a “Country Act to Watch,” and his 2020 single “Song About You” garnered more than 50… Read more...

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