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BMI Congratulates its 2021 CMA Nominees


From News, posted 9.09.21. Once again, BMI songwriters took the vast majority of nods for this year’s CMA Awards. Leading the pack with five nominations is Eric Church, with many others also capturing multiple accolades, including Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Gabby Barrett, Thomas Rhett, Jay Joyce, Chris Young, Kane Brown,… Read more...

BMI Grows Revenue and Distributions to Record Levels During Unprecedented Year


From News, posted 9.08.21. BMI has grown its revenue and distributions to record-setting levels, closing out a full fiscal year marked by ongoing challenges around the Covid-19 pandemic.  The company announced it has distributed and administered a record $1.335 billion to its songwriters, composers and publishers, its highest distribution ever, up $102 million or… Read more...

BMI, Beasley Media Group And Xperi’s HD Radio® Technology Launch “How I Wrote That Song®” Series


From News, posted 8.09.21. BMI, Beasley Media Group and Xperi’s HD Radio Technology today launched a limited-edition of BMI’s signature series, “How I Wrote That Song®,” featuring acclaimed songwriters and producers from country, rock and R&B/hip-hop. Each episode of the 12-part series will give audiences an inside look into the creative process of writing… Read more...

A Pair of BMI Songwriters Team Up to Entertain Florida Brewers


From News, posted 8.09.21. Nashville hitmaker Danny Myrick and Florida singer-songwriter Hunter Smith helped BMI show its support for the Florida brewing industry by providing the musical entertainment at the 2021 Florida Brewers Conference. The annual event, presented by the Florida Brewers Guild, attracts brewers from across the Sunshine State with educational seminars and… Read more...

Nashville Hitmaker Helps BMI Show Support for Oregon Hospitality Industry


From News, posted 8.04.21. BMI partnered with the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association to provide the musical entertainment at the hospitality association’s “Industry Night Out,” held recently at the Punch Bowl Social in Portland. The reception, which was held in conjunction with the Northwest Food Show, provided an opportunity for Oregon restauranteurs who were… Read more...

What’s Hot—and What’s Not In Songwriting


From MusicWorld, posted 7.23.21. I was recently asked how the tools and techniques I teach today differ from those I have taught in the past. Have I noticed any recent changes in successful songs and in the processes of writing them? I looked back over the thirty years that I have been teaching songwriting,… Read more...

Making Mixes That Matter – How to Create Distinctive Master Recordings of Your Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 6.25.21. Whether it’s switching microphones or switching off reverb, one thing I try to do is avoid using the same recording mechanics from song to song. This is particularly true of mixing—if the tendency is to have nearly identical ingredients in the same spot on every track, your album is likely… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Legendary Songwriter Dewayne Blackwell


From News, posted 5.27.21. BMI is saddened by the passing of Dewayne Blackwell, co-writer of one of the most popular songs in modern music history, “Friends in Low Places,” recorded by country star Garth Brooks in 1990. The legendary recording took Single of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards, and it… Read more...

Decorated BMI Songwriter Helps Radio Association Celebrate 60 Years


From News, posted 5.27.21. BMI country songwriter Terry McBride helped the International Broadcasters Idea Bank celebrate their 60th anniversary with a spirited and entertaining performance at their Spring Conference held in person recently at the Choctaw Casino in Durant, Oklahoma. The event, hosted by Payne Media Group President Will Payne, attracted independent radio station… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2021 Americana Honors and Awards Nominees


From News, posted 5.27.21. The nominations are out and the final winners of this year’s Americana Honors & Awards will be announced on September 22 in a celebration at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Congratulations to all! Here are the BMI nominees: Album of the Year: Cuttin’ Grass - Vol. 1 (Butcher… Read more...

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