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BMI Bulletin Board: January

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.23.19. 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 Writers Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall & John Prine to be Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 1.15.19. BMI is exceptionally proud of its affiliates being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2019. As announced on Saturday, January 12, the Hall will soon welcome in BMI songwriters Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall and recent BMI Troubadour Award recipient John Prine. Dedicated to honoring the contributions of… Read more...


Composer/Conductor Cliff Eidelman’s Music is Full of Color and Craft

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From News, posted 1.14.19. Cliff Eidelman broke into film scoring at the age of 22 when a performance recording of one of the concert music commissions he composed at Santa Monica City College reached director Monica Teuber. Teuber was so impressed that she asked him to write some music based on the reading of… Read more...


BMI Brings Second Annual Sabores Latinos Showcase to New York City

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From News, posted 1.07.19. BMI kicked off the new year with the second annual Sabores Latinos showcase at the Rockwood Music Hall on January 3 in New York. The Caribbean-influenced band Strings N Skins opened the evening with their dynamic and explosive blend of violin riffs and djembe beats. They were followed by the… Read more...


SCL Honors BMI Composers Terence Blanchard and Harry Gregson-Williams With Ambassador Awards

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From News, posted 12.22.18. The Society of Composers & Lyricists honored notable composers Terence Blanchard and Harry Gregson-Williams with the organization’s prestigious Ambassador Award during two annual holiday parties given in NY on December 11, and in Los Angeles on December 19. In New York, five-time GRAMMY-winner Blanchard received the award with renowned director… Read more...


BMI Brings the “Sabores Latinos” Showcase to New York City

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From News, posted 12.20.18. BMI is very proud to be presenting the Sabores Latinos Showcase at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City’s Lower East Side on Thursday, January 3. A free evening of music open to the general public, this intimate showcase is designed to evangelize new and emerging talent from BMI’s… Read more...


Billboard Honors BMI’s Alison Smith, Cyndi Lauper, SZA & Kacey Musgraves at 2018 Women in Music

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From News, posted 12.07.18. Billboard held its annual Women in Music event on Thursday, December 6, at Pier 36 in New York City, celebrating several talented BMI songwriters and BMI Executive Vice President, Distribution, Publisher Relations & Administration Services, Alison Smith, along with others whose impact on the music industry is indisputable. Longtime BMI… Read more...


What Skills Do You Need to Be a Successful Songwriter?

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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

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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...


In the Zone with David Liebman

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.18. With a staggeringly prolific catalog of more than 500 recorded works, multiple GRAMMY nominations, and stints with jazz legends Miles Davis, Elvin Jones and Chick Corea, jazz saxophonist David Liebman could easily rest on his many laurels. Yet Liebman, who was named among the National Endowment for the Art’s prestigious… Read more...


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