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January 25, 2014

GRAMMY Award Nominees and Hitmakers Share Songwriting Secrets at BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, presented “How I Wrote That Song,” its annual pre-GRAMMY event, on January 25 at The House of Blues West Hollywood. The panel, sponsored by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, featured GRAMMY-nominated scribe Linda Perry, ACM and CMA award-winning wordsmith Dallas Davidson, GRAMMY-nominated MC Wiz Khalifa, GRAMMY-nominated producer Alex Da Kid and GRAMMY-nominated luminary Charlie Wilson.

The panel, moderated by Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, focused on the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs. Each panelist shared anecdotes on how their greatest hits came to be.

High-resolution photos will be available for download at: http://www.bmi.com/press
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Pictured at BMI's "How I Wrote That Song" panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles are (L-R) Back row: Dallas Davidson; Alex Da Kid; Charlie Wilson; BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton with BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations & General Manager, Los Angeles, Barbara Cane. Front row: Wiz Khalifa; BMI Chief Executive Officer, Michael O'Neill and Linda Perry.

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Charlie Wilson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Charlie Wilson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Alex Da Kid with Dallas Davidson on stage at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Wiz Khalifa and Linda Perry at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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BMI CEO Michael O'Neill with BMI's Catherine Brewton and Charlie Wilson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Linda Perry at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Dallas Davidson, Wiz Khalifa, Alex Da Kid, and Charlie Wilson with Linda Perry at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Charlie Wilson and Linda Perry on stage at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Wiz Khalifa on stage at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Dallas Davidson, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Wilson on stage at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Alex Da Kid, Dallas Davidson, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Wilson and Linda Perry with BMI's Catherine Brewton at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Charlie Wilson on stage at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Wiz Khalifa on stage at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Wilson, Alex Da Kid, Linda Perry and Dallas Davidson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Wilson, BMI's Catherine Brewton, Alex Da Kid, Linda Perry and Dallas Davidson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Alex Da Kid with Dallas Davidson on stage at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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BMI's Catherine Brewton at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Wilson, BMI CEO Michael O'Neill, Alex Da Kid, Linda Perry and Dallas Davidson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Charlie Wilson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Wilson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Charlie Wilson and Linda Perry at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Charlie Wilson and Linda Perry at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Charlie Wilson, Linda Perry and BMI CEO Michael O'Neill at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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BMI CEO Michael O'Neill with Charlie Wilson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Charlie Wilson and Linda Perry at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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BMI CEO Michael O'Neill, Dallas Davidson, BMI's Catherine Brewton and Charlie Wilson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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BMI's Barbara Cane and Catherine Brewton with Charlie Wilson, Linda Perry and BMI CEO Michael O'Neill at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Linda Perry at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Wiz Khalifa at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Alex Da Kid at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Wiz Khalifa at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Dallas Davidson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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Dallas Davidson at BMI's “How I Wrote That Song” panel, held January 25 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles

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