At Home With Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil

Timeless Songwriters and Soulmates Share Memories of Life, Love and Music with BMI

The legendary songwriting duo of Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil is one of the most prolific and enduring partnerships in the history of American popular music. As both spouses and professional songwriters, their story is an inspiration not only because of the immense quantity of timeless work they are responsible for, but for their dedication to each other and the highest possible standard of their art. From classics like “Don’t Know Much,” “Just Once” and “Walking in the Rain” through “We Gotta Get Out of This Place,” “On Broadway” and the unforgettable “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” the songs written by Mann are Weil are synonymous with the greatest achievements in music. READ MORE...

Despite their accomplishments, Mann and Weil remain humble. “I literally thought they would have their little run on the radio,” says Weil of her songs, “and then we’d never hear from them again.” In a warm, candid exchange, BMI’s Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Barbara Cane had the opportunity to sit down with the talented songwriters in their home for an in-depth discussion about their lives, their love and their music, touching on topics ranging from their origins as ambitious, young writers alongside peers Carole King and Gerry Goffin through their favorite moments from their own extraordinary repertoire.