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Enjoy a Double Issue of Music World!


From News, posted 11.30.22. In this issue: Jason Blume Shares How to Stretch Yourself Melodically Dave Simons Explains the Benefits of Using a Condenser Mic BMI Honors Toby Keith at the 2022 BMI Country Awards BMI Presents “El Camp: Los Compositoras Edition” with Amazon and Erika… Read more...

A Mic for All Sessions


From MusicWorld, posted 11.30.22. Like most of my engineering peers, early on I endeavored to fill my home studio with as many different types of microphones as my budget would allow, from lovely old Sennheisers to the more workmanlike family of Shure dynamics. Eventually my insatiable appetite for guitars meant selling off many of… Read more...

How to Stretch Yourself Melodically


From MusicWorld, posted 11.30.22. When I critique songs in my BMI Songwriting Workshops, I often hear melodies with a range (the interval between its lowest and the highest notes) limited to one octave or less. When I ask the writers to share their intentions for these songs, they sometimes respond, “My goal is to… Read more...

BMI Remembers Pioneering Rock N’ Roll Legend Jerry Lee Lewis


From News, posted 10.28.22. BMI was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of the incomparable Jerry Lee Lewis, who died Friday at the age of 87 in his home in Desoto County, Mississippi. Nicknamed “The Killer,” Lewis was a genuine rock n’ roll pioneer who established himself very early on in his career,… Read more...

From Stage to Studio


From MusicWorld, posted 10.27.22. If you’re looking to take a break from the studio routine, you might consider bringing your songs and recording equipment to a suitable music venue in order to capture the spontaneous energy of a live gig. Naturally, there are all kinds of challenges when attempting to cut band tracks in… Read more...

BMI and iHeartMedia Fort Myers to Present Songwriters for Southwest Florida


From News, posted 10.20.22. BMI and and iHeartMedia Fort Myers are proud to present Songwriters for Southwest Florida, an Island Hopper Songwriter Fest relief concert benefiting hospitality workers in Lee County after the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The event will be held at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville on November 2 at 7:00… Read more...

BMI Wraps 2022 Season of Rooftop on the Row with Nashville’s Best Up-And-Coming Female Talent


From News, posted 10.19.22. BMI wrapped up the 2022 season of their Rooftop on the Row series last night with a trio of ladies who brought the heat to the cold roof. Apple Music’s Country Riser member Julia Cole kicked off the evening with her songs “Side Piece” and “Best Worst Ex.” Cole surprised… Read more...

An Important Company Update from Mike O’Neill


From News, posted 10.12.22. Today, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill announced exciting and transformational news about the future of the company. Below is a note that was sent to BMI affiliates describing the company’s decision to change its business model from operating on a not-for-profit making basis to for-profit, and the benefits to… Read more...

BMI’s Rooftop on the Row features Tenille Arts and Elvie Shane


From News, posted 9.28.22. BMI celebrated their monthly Rooftop on the Row concert series last night with BMI singer/songwriters Tenille Arts and Elvie Shane. Previous ACM nominee Tenille Arts started off the show with tunes from her 2021 album, Girl to Girl, and her latest single “Back Then, Right Now.” The CMT Next Women… Read more...

Soundalike Suggestions


From MusicWorld, posted 9.22.22. When trying to compose a new song and nothing is happening right away, occasionally I find it helpful to conjure a particular artist, genre or era, and use that as the basis for crafting something original. For instance, I might think of a riff that hints at early-‘80s techno pop,… Read more...

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