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BMI Congratulates its Class of 2019 National Recording Registry Inductees


From News, posted 3.25.20. This morning, the Library of Congress announced the newest works to be listed in the prestigious National Recording Registry, with several BMI songwriters and composers receiving the honors. The inductions will become part of an elite group of recordings destined for special preservation and scholarship attention due to their “cultural,… Read more...

Recording Tips for Building a Better Bass Track


From MusicWorld, posted 3.18.20. In my experience, electric bass has always been one of the most confounding instruments to record. For one thing it’s seldom a set-it-and-forget-it operation—levels that worked great on one session may be less effective the next time, particularly when working with different dynamics or instrumentation. In other words, it’s helpful… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2020 ACM Nominees


From News, posted 2.28.20. The nods are out for the 55th annual ACM Awards with BMI songwriters poised to win big again this year. Leading the pack are Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett, who each received a resounding five nominations. Blake Shelton and Luke Combs were also awarded four and three nods, respectively, with… Read more...

BMI Educates and Entertains at Wyoming Hospitality & Tourism Conference


From News, posted 2.27.20. BMI provided both education and entertainment at the 2020 Wyoming Governor’s Hospitality & Tourism Conference, held recently (2/24-25) in Cheyenne. Dedicated to celebrating and educating Wyoming’s tourism industry, the Wyoming Governor’s Conference is an annual event that brings together more than 300 influential tourism and hospitality industry representatives. One of… Read more...

BMI Out in Force at Country Radio Seminar 2020


From News, posted 2.26.20. BMI was a major participant at the 51st Annual Country Radio Seminar (2/19-2/21), showcasing a handful of emerging BMI artists in front of an influential group of radio executives and association partners, as well as paying tribute to an iconic BMI country star. As has become tradition, BMI hosted a… Read more...

BMI Names Clay Bradley Vice President of Creative in Nashville


From News, posted 2.26.20. BMI announced today that veteran Music Row executive Clay Bradley will return to the company as its Vice President of Creative in Nashville. He will be responsible for leading the Creative team in BMI’s Nashville office and report directly to BMI’s Senior Vice President of Creative, Alex Flores. Bradley will… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: February 2020


From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20. 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...

What Makes a Song a Worldwide Phenomenon?


From MusicWorld, posted 2.20.20. Warning: Listening to the songs referenced in this article is likely to result in an inability to get them out of your brain. It is an incredible accomplishment for a song to reach the top of one of the Billboard charts. Occasionally, songs connect with listeners sufficiently to… Read more...

BMI Presents Storme Warren with Ambassador Award


From News, posted 2.12.20. BMI proudly presented a special award last night to veteran broadcaster, Storme Warren, in their Nashville offices. Warren received the BMI Ambassador Award in recognition of his continuous support and promotion of Nashville’s vibrant songwriting community. “We are excited to celebrate a very special and unique 25 year relationship between… Read more...

What Are The Three Most Important Attributes a Songwriter Needs to be Successful?


From The Weekly, posted 1.28.20. Many times songwriters struggle with everything they think they need to do to advance their careers and they miss working on some of the very basic traits that most successful songwriters invariably seem to have. We asked Leslie Roberts, Creative – Nashville and Brandon Haas, Creative – NY to weigh… Read more...

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