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BMI Brings Another Great Lineup to the Fourth Annual Maui Songwriters Festival


From News, posted 12.06.18. On November 29th - December 1st, BMI hosted the fourth annual Maui Songwriters Festival. Combining the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of music’s best songwriters, this one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up. Country… Read more...

What Skills Do You Need to Be a Successful Songwriter?


From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. An aspiring songwriter recently asked me several intriguing questions: “What abilities do I need to write songs? Do I need to be able to read and write music? Play keyboards or guitar? Sing in tune?” He followed up by asking what additional skills he would need in order to record… Read more...

Get in Gear With Today’s Recording Essentials


From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. As a longtime analog advocate, it came as something of a shock last year when nearly all of my non-digital equipment began to fail one by one, leading me on a reluctant search for suitable modern replacements. That turn of events made me reconsider what kind of equipment qualifies as… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: December


From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: New York BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. When: January 31, February 28, March 28, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Hitmaker Scott English


From News, posted 11.20.18. BMI is saddened by the news of the passing of legendary producer and songwriter Scott English. English is responsible for penning BMI Icon Barry Manilow’s #1 hit “Mandy,” the infectious “Bend Me Shape Me” by The American Breed, as well as songs for Donny Osmond, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Westlife,… Read more...

BMI Teams up with Aloft Hotels on Songwriters Showcase


From News, posted 11.16.18. BMI and the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association recently (11/11) collaborated with the Aloft Downtown Cleveland on a special songwriters showcase featuring 3 BMI songwriters with roots in the state. The show was headlined by Jason White, an award-winning BMI songwriter, who has a huge following in Northeast Ohio as… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2018 Latin GRAMMY Winners


From News, posted 11.16.18. BMI songwriters took home major trophies at the 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards last night in Las Vegas, including Luis Miguel’s spectacular win for Album of the Year for ¡México Por Siempre!, along with several other big awards for our affiliates. But the excitement didn’t stop at the acceptance speeches. The… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2018 CMA Winners


From News, posted 11.15.18. BMI is so proud to congratulate our affiliates who took home prestigious CMA trophies in nearly every category last night, including Kacey Musgraves (Album of the Year), Keith Urban (Entertainer of the Year), Carrie Underwood (Female Vocalist of the Year) and Luke Combs (New Artist of the Year). The ceremony,… Read more...

Steve Cropper Receives BMI Icon Award at 2018 BMI Country Awards


From News, posted 11.13.18. BMI proudly presented its 2018 BMI Country Awards this evening, honoring the prolific musical career of BMI Icon Award recipient Steve Cropper, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year. The 66th annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and… Read more...

What Are Your Best Tips for Networking & Getting to Know Decision-Makers?


From The Weekly, posted 11.13.18. Songwriters often ask, “How do I build relationships in the industry?” This week, BMI’s Creative Team weighs in on where to be, what to say and how to go about trying to meet industry insiders. Tracie Verlinde, Creative, Los Angeles: The concept of networking is often daunting and overwhelming… Read more...

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