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How to Comp Your Way into a Great Recording

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.18. Some days things are just happening—you pick up the guitar, you jump in front of the vocal mic, and, there it is, one take, done. Other times, not so good—for whatever reason you struggle to complete a plausible solo break, but in the end it took you about a dozen… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: August

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.14.18. WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Stripping Down Your Demos & Getting Them Cut This workshop is for songwriters who would like to streamline the demo process, keep their demo budgets in check and maximize the return on their investment. The workshop also provides multiple examples of stripped-down demos that… Read more...


BMI Supports Song Arts New Fall Songwriting Workshop, Starts September, 12 - Apply Now!

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From News, posted 8.06.18. BMI is proud to support its members at Song Arts Academy’s Fall Workshop Intensive starting Wednesday, September, 12. SAA is a proven and unique learning destination taught by NYU Steinhardt, New School Songwriting faculty member, and Berklee NYC consultant Billy Seidman. Past writers trained in the SAA “Advanced Song Craft… Read more...


BMI Partners with Warner-Chappell Music, Warner Music Group for Fifth Annual ‘Write On’ Song Camp

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From News, posted 8.03.18. BMI was proud to partner with Warner/Chappell Music, and additionally this year Warner Music Group, for the fifth annual songwriting camp held on July 28 and 29 at the Atlantic Records Studio in Los Angeles. The “Write On” song camp provided a unique opportunity for an array of songwriters, producers… Read more...


Award-Winning Conductor/Composer Lucas Richman Completes BMI’s 21st Annual Conducting Workshop

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From News, posted 7.24.18. BMI completed its 21st annual two-week conducting workshop series led by BMI Classic Contribution Award winner, conductor and composer Lucas Richman. For the final session that took place on July 21st, the eight hand-selected composers conducted a 32-piece orchestra live to picture at BMI composer Nathan Barr’s newly built Bandrika… Read more...


Curtis Mayfield’s Family Turning a New Page on His 60-Year Music Legacy

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From News, posted 7.23.18. As part of African American Music Appreciation Month in June, the Apollo Theater took the opportunity to highlight musician and BMI songwriter Curtis Mayfield with a special Apollo Theater Study Guide. Get on Board! pays tribute to Mayfield’s life and music and highlights songs that he wrote during… Read more...


How to Write a Song That’s Fun to Listen to—and Fun to Sing

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18. When it was suggested I write about songs that are fun to sing, the jukebox in my brain instantly thought of “The Name Game” (recorded by Shirley Ellis, written by Lincoln Chase and Shirley Elliston). Anyone of a certain age remembers plugging his or her name into the… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: July

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.19.18. WORKSHOPS BMI/Cliff Goldmacher Workshop: Stripping Down Your Demos & Getting Them Cut This workshop is for songwriters who would like to streamline the demo process, keep their demo budgets in check and maximize the return on their investment. The workshop also provides multiple examples of stripped-down demos that… Read more...


BMI Names Alex Flores Senior Vice President, Creative

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From News, posted 7.19.18. BMI is very pleased to welcome Alex Flores as BMI’s new Senior Vice President, Creative. Flores will be based out of BMI’s Los Angeles office, and will report to Mike Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Creative & Licensing, beginning August 6. Flores will oversee the Creative teams in BMI’s six offices… Read more...


NYU/BMI TV Scoring Workshop Features Award-Winning Composers

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From News, posted 6.28.18. Mentored by BMI composers Mac Quayle (American Horror Story, Mr. Robot), Chad Fischer (Scandal, Private Practice) Blake Neely (Arrow, Supergirl), Peter Nashel (Iconoclasts, I, Tonya) and Nathan Barr (Americans, True Blood), who taught via Skype, aspiring composers in this year’s NYU/BMI Television Scoring Workshop were immersed in all aspects of… Read more...


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