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BMI Congratulates its Premios Tu Música Urbano Nominees

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From News, posted 5.16.22 BMI is very proud to congratulate its many Latin affiliates singled out as nominees for the Premios Tu Música Urbano, celebrating the very best in Urban music and its fusions with other genres like pop and tropical that are growing worldwide. Among BMI’s nominated songwriters, Rauw Alejandro leads with 11… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 Ivor Novello Nominees

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From News, posted 4.07.22 The Ivors Academy has announced their list of nominations for this year’s coveted Ivor Novello Awards, and BMI is very pleased to congratulate our writers who are included in every single category for 2022! Leading the pack with an incredible four nominations, including three in the Best Album category, is… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2022 BRIT Award Winners

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From News, posted 2.10.22 The BRIT Awards, which recognise the best in British and international music, last night celebrated BMI family members Ed Sheeran as Songwriter of the Year, Inflo as Producer of the Year, and Little Simz as Best New Artist. Sheeran, who is known for his brilliant songwriting, also won BMI London… Read more...


“How Hard Would You Work for a Hit?”

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From MusicWorld, posted 1.20.22 A few weeks ago, a talented writer/artist asked me to write a song with her to fill a specific niche missing from her repertoire. She wanted a lyric that would convey strength and resolve; words that would empower listeners. She hoped we would write a melody that would showcase the… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2022 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 11.23.21 As the music industry’s most prestigious honor, the GRAMMY Award is universally acknowledged as the benchmark of excellence for songwriters and music creators. Recognition from the Recording Academy in the form of a nomination is a tremendous achievement, and once again, BMI is proud to congratulate its many affiliates who… Read more...


BMI Celebrates its 2021 London Award Winners

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From News, posted 10.11.21 BMI proudly honoured the top UK and European songwriters, composers and music publishers of the most-performed songs of the previous year at the 2021 BMI London Awards. Rising star Arlo Parks received the BMI Impact Award, a recognition given for groundbreaking artistry, creative vision and impact on the future of… Read more...


“Bring Me Something New”—What Song Publishers Really Mean

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.21 I recently forwarded three songs to a list of publishers who have agreed to listen to songs that I screen. One of the publishers responded, “This song is very well written and commercial. But I’ve already got this kind of stuff by the dozens. Seems that most writers are all… Read more...


BMI Congratulates Willow Kayne on Her Nomination for Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music

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From News, posted 7.27.21 BMI proudly congratulates Willow Kayne,* who has been nominated for this year’s Ivor Novello Rising Star Award With Apple Music.  Celebrating young British and Irish talent who demonstrate exceptional potential and ambition, the Rising Star Award was introduced last year – the first new category to be added to the… Read more...


What’s Hot—and What’s Not In Songwriting

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.23.21 I was recently asked how the tools and techniques I teach today differ from those I have taught in the past. Have I noticed any recent changes in successful songs and in the processes of writing them? I looked back over the thirty years that I have been teaching songwriting,… Read more...


BMI Celebrates the 2021 Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.10.21 BMI proudly celebrates the 69th Annual BMI Pop Awards, recognizing the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the previous year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States across radio and digital streaming platforms. All winners were announced in a special online celebration and on BMI’s social channels, including the recipients of… Read more...


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