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Tips for Using Reverb and Compression Effects on Your Songs


From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. Almost from the start, two of the most frequently used effects in recording have been reverberation and compression. And with good reason—perhaps more than any other sound enhancer, each one has the ability to transform a bare-bones demo into a pro-leaning product. There’s a flip side, however. Some of these… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: May


From MusicWorld, posted 5.22.19. 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...

How Can Songwriters be Influenced by Music They Hear And Still be Unique?


From The Weekly, posted 5.21.19. Every songwriter wants to develop their own voice, but not everybody knows how to go about doing it. Here are some tips from BMI’s Creative team about finding, and knowing what to do, with inspiration. David Streit, BMI Creative, Los Angeles When starting out, I believe sometimes it makes sense… Read more...

BMI Licensing Customers and Association Partners Get Up Close with Songwriters in Key West


From News, posted 5.16.19. BMI hosted a group of licensing customers and association partners recently at the 2019 Key West Songwriters Festival, providing them with opportunities to connect with BMI songwriters at several private receptions. The annual festival, which is in its 24th year, featured dozens of songwriter performances over 5 days in theaters… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Steve Azar Entertains Radio Execs in his Home State


From News, posted 5.16.19. BMI made the trip to the Delta and brought homegrown music to the International Broadcasters Idea Bank annual spring conference, held recently (5/14) in Cleveland, Mississippi. BMI songwriter and Ride recording artist Steve Azar entertained more than 100 independent radio owners and executives at the GRAMMY Museum in Cleveland with… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Bring the Heat to 2019 Key West Songwriters Festival


From News, posted 5.16.19. The Key West Songwriters Festival, now in its 24th year, was once again an experience to remember for everyone who attended. Year after year, BMI brings Nashville’s best talent to the island for five days of music by established songwriters, as well as up-and-comers. The rowdy week of performances kicked… Read more...

BMI Kicks Off Third Annual Rooftop On The Row Series with HARDY and Filmore


From News, posted 4.25.19. On Tuesday night, BMI kicked off its third season of Rooftop on the Row, the popular Music Row Summer Concert series. Hosted by BMI with the support of sponsors George Dickel Tennessee Whisky, NASH FM 103.3 and 95.5 NASH ICON, Music Row’s tastemakers and industry professionals were treated to performances… Read more...

5 Tips for Songwriting Success in Today’s Music Industry


From MusicWorld, posted 4.18.19. I taught my first songwriting class at Los Angeles’ Pierce College in 1991. Back then, if my car radio were tuned to a pop station, it was likely I would hear chart-topping artists such as Michael Jackson, Wilson Phillips, Janet Jackson, Michael Bolton, Poison, and Roxette. During that same era,… Read more...

What’s the most important part of a demo – the vocal or the production?


From The Weekly, posted 4.16.19. Just as genres are different, so are the musical elements that best support them on a demo. BMI’s Creative team listens to music all day every day. Here’s what they had to say about what makes them turn up the volume on a demo. MaryAnn Keen, Creative, Nashville (Country) … Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: April ‘19


From MusicWorld, posted 4.16.19. WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Songwriter Workshop-The Organized Songwriter: Nashville Being Creative isn’t all it takes to be successful in the music business. This workshop is designed to help songwriters create a work flow from when they first write a song all the way through pitching their finished demo so that… Read more...

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