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10 Tips for Bridging the Gap Between Amateur and Professional Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.17.19. Above and beyond the inspiration that often serves as the seed for all songwriters, there are lots of significant things to consider when it comes to refining your songwriting craft. Here are a few tips and things to keep in mind if you’re wondering how to make the leap from… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: July ‘19

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.17.19. WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the current role BMI plays in the complex world of the music industry. You’ll spend the hour with two BMI Employees outlining the history of BMI, how to utilize… Read more...


BMI Welcomes Salsa Legend Willie Colón

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From News, posted 7.15.19. BMI is extremely proud to welcome beloved salsa legend Willie Colón to the BMI family. Hailing from the South Bronx, Colón has blazed a trail over the course of half a century in the music industry, not only as a singer/songwriter, but also as a trombonist, composer, arranger and producer.… Read more...


BMI/NYU TV Scoring Workshop Mentors Aspiring Composers

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From News, posted 6.28.19. BMI and NYU again this year partnered in June on presenting a 12-day television scoring workshop for emerging composers. Participants received hands-on experience from award-winning BMI composers that included John Kaefer (Shark Tank, America’s Got Talent), David Schwartz (Arrested Development, Trading Places), Sean Callery (Bones, 24), Mandy Hoffman (I Love… Read more...


Tips for Writing Songs About Anything…But Love

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. At my BMI Nashville Songwriters’ Workshops, I screen and critique songs from each attendee. When I find songs that I believe are competitive with those being written by today’s top hitmakers, I forward them to ten music publishers who have agreed to listen. After the last BMI Workshop, I forwarded… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: June ‘19

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From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.19. WORKSHOPS BMI 101 Workshop: Nashville BMI 101 is a one-hour introductory workshop for anyone interested in learning more about the current role BMI plays in the complex world of the music industry. You’ll spend the hour with two BMI Employees outlining the history of BMI, how to utilize… Read more...


BMI’s Mike O’Neill to be Honored by T.J. Martell Foundation at 44th Annual New York Honors Gala

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From News, posted 6.18.19. BMI is very proud to congratulate its President & CEO Mike O’Neill on news that he will be honored at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 44th Annual New York Honors Gala. This special accolade recognizes O’Neill’s continued support of the Foundation’s mission, which is to raise contributions for innovative medical research… Read more...


Mike O’Neill and Michael Fiorile to be Inducted into Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame

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From News, posted 6.18.19. BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Board Chairman Michael Fiorile have been named among the pioneers and innovators who will be honored with induction into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. The 2019 class will be celebrated at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on October… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Zuberi “@uD!o” Mackson for Winning The Curtis Mayfield Scholarship Award

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From News, posted 6.18.19. BMI is proud to congratulate versatile singer/songwriter/producer Zuberi “@uD!o” Mackson for earning the 2019 Curtis Mayfield Scholarship Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Originally from Lakewood, New Jersey, this up-and-coming music creator first started defining his vocation at Five Towns Music College in Dix Hills, New York, delving deeply… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its Songwriters at 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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From News, posted 6.18.19. BMI is very proud of its affiliates honored at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 50th Annual Induction & Award Gala, held June 13 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. BMI songwriters inducted into the prestigious institution this year included Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall, and recent BMI Troubadour… Read more...


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