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BMI Bulletin Board October 2019


From MusicWorld, posted 10.23.19. Workshops, conference, contest and festival opportunities for songwriters and composers. 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… Read more...

How Can I Get Publishers Interested in My Music?


From The Weekly, posted 10.22.19. Just about every songwriter wants to know how to start working with a publisher. Here, Charlie Feldman, from BMI’s Creative team in NY, weighs in with his best advice, which is to put yourself out there! “For a songwriter to generate interest from a publisher, I would recommend that if… Read more...

BMI’s Mike O’Neill Honored With T.J. Martell Legacy Award


From News, posted 10.17.19. On October 15, BMI’s President and CEO Mike O’Neill was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the organization’s Legacy Award, which was presented to O’Neill by gospel great and BMI songwriter BeBe Winans. The 44th Annual Honors Gala, held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, also celebrated… Read more...

BMI Supports Composers and Songwriters at Woodstock Film Festival


From News, posted 10.11.19. The Woodstock Film Festival, one of the premiere independent film festivals in the U.S, celebrated its 20th anniversary October 2-6, in NY with BMI’s Vice President - Creative Relations, Doreen Ringer-Ross, there to support BMI composers and songwriters and help mark the milestone. Since its inception, the festival has brought… Read more...

BMI Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications


From News, posted 10.10.19. The BMI Foundation announced that it is now accepting online applications for its 2020 scholarship season, open to students attending colleges and universities nationwide. The Foundation will administer five distinct songwriting and composing scholarship competitions, judged by panelists of international musical acclaim. These annual programs include the BMI Future Jazz… Read more...

BMI Songwriters Learn Top Tips at YouTube Workshop


From News, posted 10.09.19. Last Wednesday, YouTube hosted BMI songwriters for YouTube For Music: Songwriter Channel Workshop. In this interactive “laptops-up” workshop, thirteen songwriters were given hands-on instruction from YouTube’s music team for building their very own songwriter channels from scratch. During the two-hour session, the songwriters were taught best practices, optimization strategies, and… Read more...

Still Striving & Prospering: Five Minutes with A$AP Ferg


From The Weekly, posted 9.24.19. On the eve of the release of his acclaimed new EP, Floor Seats, Harlem native, A$AP Mob rapper and BMI songwriter A$AP Ferg dropped by BMI’s New York office in the World Trade Center. We quickly sat down with him to discuss his new material, his approach to making music… Read more...

Women Warriors Capture the Audience at NY’s Alice Tully Hall


From News, posted 9.24.19. BMI composers Amy Andersson, Miriam Cutler, Lolita Ritmanis, Starr Parodi, Isolde Fair, Mandy Hoffman and Penka Kouneva, along with composers Anne-Kathrin Dern, Sharon Farber and violinist Nathalie Bonin, paid inspiring tribute to some of the women who have changed the course of history on Friday with their stunning concert, Women… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Classical Composer Christopher Rouse


From News, posted 9.23.19. BMI is saddened by the loss of renowned classical composer and mentor, Christopher Rouse, who passed away on Saturday in Baltimore at the age of 70. The Pulitzer Prize-winning symphonist is known for pursuing and capturing the expressive spirit of “New Romanticism,” a term he himself used to describe his… Read more...

BMI Supports Song Arts Academy Workshop Intensive Starting October 7


From News, posted 9.18.19. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Academy’s new workshop intensive, starting on Monday, October 7. 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...

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