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Top Tips for Session Etiquette in a Recording Studio


From MusicWorld, posted 7.22.22. It takes a certain kind of personality to excel at tricky recording maneuvers while simultaneously working with an equally tricky recording artist. Perhaps it’s for that reason alone that I admittedly never sought full-time studio operator status, choosing instead to track guests on a case-by-case basis. But even in a… Read more...

Rising BMI Country Artist Wows Florida Broadcasting Execs


From News, posted 6.27.22. Columbia Nashville recording artist and BMI songwriter Kameron Marlowe highlighted the closing dinner at the 2022 Florida Association of Broadcasters Convention in Key Largo by delivering a powerful performance in front of some of the radio and television industry’s most influential executives. The Kannapolis, North Carolina native performed songs from… Read more...

How to Write to a Music Track: The Art of Toplining


From MusicWorld, posted 6.23.22. For genres like pop, hip-hop, R&B, and EDM/dance music, in most instances, the backing track is created before the words and vocal melody. The track consists of essentially all the music that will accompany the vocal and typically includes drums and percussion, keyboards, and bass. Live guitars or computer generated… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Rock the Block Party During CMA 2022


From News, posted 6.15.22. BMI hosted its first-ever Block Party on the PNC Plaza at the historic Ryman auditorium. The concert series ran June 9-11 during CMA Fest and highlighted 15 BMI songwriters. There were performances each day covering country, hip-hop, and pop. The three-day lineup consisted of Kenton Bryant, Camille Parker, Madeline Edwards,… Read more...

Luke Combs Celebrates Nine Number One Hits at the BMI Parking Lot Party


From News, posted 6.10.22. BMI hosted its biggest Number One Party ever in the Company’s Nashville parking lot in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 8,000 fans. The June 9 event celebrated country superstar Luke Combs, 11 talented songwriters, and nine of his latest chart-topping singles: “Beautiful Crazy,” “Beer Never Broke… Read more...

Steven Curtis Chapman to be Named First BMI Icon at 2022 BMI Christian Awards


From News, posted 6.02.22. BMI will proudly celebrate the extraordinary and inspirational career of Steven Curtis Chapman by presenting him with the BMI Icon Award at the Company’s annual BMI Christian Awards, to be held at BMI’s Nashville office on June 14, 2022. Chapman will be the first Christian music artist to be honored… Read more...

Check Out May’s MusicWorld With Must-Read Tips


From News, posted 5.27.22. In this issue: Jason Blume Weighs in on “What Makes the Perfect Demo?” Brian Tyler’s Music Has All Wondering “Are We Dreaming?” Pop Legend Carole Bayer Sager Opens Up About, Life, Love & Collaboration A Conversation With Songwriting Legend Mike Stoller… Read more...

What Makes the Perfect Demo?


From MusicWorld, posted 5.27.22. “How good do demos need to be?” is one of the questions I am asked most often in my workshops. To effectively answer this question, you need to identify the purpose of your demo recording. For example, is it intended to be pitched in the hopes of finding a home… Read more...

BMI and IHeartRadio Partner on Inaugural Songwriter Festival in Southeast Florida


From News, posted 5.23.22. BMI partnered with iHeartRadio in the southeastern coast of Florida to present the 1st Annual Treasure Coast Songwriters Festival featuring 16 BMI songwriters performing at 3 local venues that have been long time BMI licensees. Pirates Cove Resort & Marina and Manatee Island Bar & Grill in Stuart, along with… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2022 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees


From News, posted 5.17.22. The coveted Americana Honors & Awards nominations are out with several BMI songwriters poised to win big. Brandi Carlile leads the pack with three nods this year in the major categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The ceremony will be held… Read more...

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