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BMI Celebrates Mitchell Tenpenny’s Platinum Number One Hit “Drunk Me”


From News, posted 2.12.19. On Monday afternoon, friends, family, and industry tastemakers gathered at the Tin Roof in Nashville for a celebration hosted by ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC to honor Mitchell Tenpenny’s first number one hit, “Drunk Me.” Written by BMI’s Mitchell Tenpenny, SESAC’s Justin Wilson, and ASCAP’s Jordan Schmidt, the platinum song was… Read more...

BMI Supports Mountain High Music Festival For 5th Consecutive Year


From News, posted 2.06.19. For the fifth year in a row, BMI was the presenting sponsor for Dean Dillon’s Mountain High Music Festival, held recently (1/16-1/19) in Crested Butte, Colorado. This year’s festival lineup included BMI Icon Dean Dillon, Jamey Johnson and Pam Tillis, as well as BMI award-winning songwriters Kendell Marvel, Lance Carpenter… Read more...

GRAMMY-Nominated Songwriter Helps BMI Educate Midwest Restaurant Owners on Music Copyright Issues


From News, posted 1.16.19. BMI conducted a seminar recently on music licensing (1/14/19) at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo in Columbus, Ohio, where attendees learned about Copyright Law and how to legally offer live or recorded music in a restaurant or bar. The presentation included remarks from GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Will Bowen, who spoke to the… Read more...

BMI Brings Another Great Lineup to the Fourth Annual Maui Songwriters Festival


From News, posted 12.06.18. On November 29th - December 1st, BMI hosted the fourth annual Maui Songwriters Festival. Combining the lush landscapes and local flavor of Maui with the international acclaim of music’s best songwriters, this one-of-a-kind festival puts a spotlight on the art of songwriting with intimate sets from an all-star line-up. Country… Read more...

What Skills Do You Need to Be a Successful Songwriter?


From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. An aspiring songwriter recently asked me several intriguing questions: “What abilities do I need to write songs? Do I need to be able to read and write music? Play keyboards or guitar? Sing in tune?” He followed up by asking what additional skills he would need in order to record… Read more...

Get in Gear With Today’s Recording Essentials


From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. As a longtime analog advocate, it came as something of a shock last year when nearly all of my non-digital equipment began to fail one by one, leading me on a reluctant search for suitable modern replacements. That turn of events made me reconsider what kind of equipment qualifies as… Read more...

BMI Bulletin Board: December


From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: New York BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for writers and publishers, covering the role that BMI plays in the music industry, basics of performing rights, and becoming a BMI affiliate. When: January 31, February 28, March 28, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Hitmaker Scott English


From News, posted 11.20.18. BMI is saddened by the news of the passing of legendary producer and songwriter Scott English. English is responsible for penning BMI Icon Barry Manilow’s #1 hit “Mandy,” the infectious “Bend Me Shape Me” by The American Breed, as well as songs for Donny Osmond, Andy Williams, Johnny Mathis, Westlife,… Read more...

BMI Teams up with Aloft Hotels on Songwriters Showcase


From News, posted 11.16.18. BMI and the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association recently (11/11) collaborated with the Aloft Downtown Cleveland on a special songwriters showcase featuring 3 BMI songwriters with roots in the state. The show was headlined by Jason White, an award-winning BMI songwriter, who has a huge following in Northeast Ohio as… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2018 Latin GRAMMY Winners


From News, posted 11.16.18. BMI songwriters took home major trophies at the 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards last night in Las Vegas, including Luis Miguel’s spectacular win for Album of the Year for ¡México Por Siempre!, along with several other big awards for our affiliates. But the excitement didn’t stop at the acceptance speeches. The… Read more...

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