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BMI’s Barbara Cane to be Honored with Lifetime Service Award from NMPA


From News, posted 5.08.19. BMI is very proud to congratulate its own VP of Worldwide Creative, Barbara Cane, on being recognized by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) with the Lifetime Service Award, to be presented at the NMPA’s annual meeting next month at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Cane joins an… Read more...

BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Spring 2019 Workshop Starting May 20


From News, posted 5.01.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s spring workshop intensive starting on Monday, May 20. The workshop 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 workshop’s “Advanced Song Craft Method”™… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 Tony Nominees


From News, posted 4.30.19. This year’s Tony nominations reflect the immense contributions that BMI composers and songwriters have made to the theatre genre. We proudly acknowledge seven affiliates who have been nominated for the prestigious awards, which will be bestowed Sunday, June 9, at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, and will be broadcast… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its 2019 Drama Desk Award Nominees


From News, posted 4.29.19. BMI is proud to congratulate David Yazbek, who has been nominated for two 2019 Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics for his work in Tootsie. The tremendously popular Tootsie is also up for Outstanding Musical, as well as several other accolades. In addition to Yazbek, BMI affiliate Elaine… 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...

BMI Sponsors NEA Jazz Masters Annual Dinner, Presents Future Jazz Master Scholarship


From News, posted 4.15.19. Pictured (L-R) at BMI’s NEA Jazz Master’s annual dinner are: BMI Director of Jazz and Musical Theater Patrick Cook, BMI Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick, 2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim, 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider, 2019 BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship winner August Arnold, John F. Kennedy Center for… Read more...

Halsey to be Honored with Hal David Starlight Award


From News, posted 4.09.19. BMI is proud to congratulate Halsey for being named this year’s recipient of the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The celebrated BMI singer/songwriter will be presented with this prestigious accolade at the Hall’s 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner slated for Thursday, June 13, at… Read more...

The Passion Behind the Voice: Getting to Know Celia Babini


From The Weekly, posted 4.09.19. Hailing from New York City, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Celia Babini is a name to watch. A student at the renowned Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School, Babini had been recording original songs and posting them on Soundcloud, eventually releasing her first EP, Lola, in 2017.  Currently a contestant on NBC’s The Voice,… Read more...

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