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February 9, 2012

Grammy-Winning Scribes, Nominees & Hitmakers Share Songwriting Secrets at BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, February 11, 2012 – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) presented “How I Wrote That Song”, its annual pre-Grammy event, today at The Key Club in West Hollywood.  The panel featured RZA, the Grammy-winning founder of the Wu-Tang Clan; Joel and Benji Madden, co-founders of Good Charlotte; Rev Run, the Grammy-winning hip-hop icon; DJ Khaled, a multiple Grammy-nominee/producer/artist; and RedOne, a Grammy-winning songwriter/producer.

The panel, moderated by Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, focused on the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs. In addition, each panelist shared anecdotal stories on how their greatest hits were spawned. Attendees were also treated to an impromptu performance by Joel and Benjamin Madden, who debuted their new song “Brother.”

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DJ Khaled, RZA, RedOne, BMI's Catherine Brewton, Joel Madden, Rev Run, Benjamin (Benji) Madden attend BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Recording artists Benjamin (Benji) Madden (L) and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte attend BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Rev Run (L) and DJ Khaled attend BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Joel Madden, RedOne and Benjamin (Benji) Madden attend BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Producer/artist DJ Khaled attends BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Recording artists Joel Madden (L) and Benjamin (Benji) Madden of Good Charlotte attend BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Grammy-winning songwriter/producer RedOne attends BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Grammy-winning hip-hop icon Rev Run attends BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Grammy-winning songwriter/producer RedOne shares his insight at BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Grammy-winning hip-hop icon Rev Run attends BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Grammy-winning songwriter/producer RedOne enlightens the crowd at BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Recording artists Joel Madden (L) and Benjamin (Benji) Madden of Good Charlotte perform on stage at BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Grammy-award winning producer/artist RZA attends BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Grammy-award winning producer/artist RZA attends BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Producer/artist DJ Khaled attends BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Joel Madden (L) and BMI's Catherine Brewton attend BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Grammy-award winning producer/artist RZA attends BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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Rev Run, Joel Madden, Benjamin (Benji) Madden, RZA, RedOne, and DJ Khaled attend BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" at Key Club on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.

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