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BMI Congratulates its 2022 Americana Honors & Awards Nominees


From News, posted 5.17.22. The coveted Americana Honors & Awards nominations are out with several BMI songwriters poised to win big. Brandi Carlile leads the pack with three nods this year in the major categories of Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The ceremony will be held… Read more...

BMI Celebrates Luke Combs With Its Biggest Number One Party Ever


From News, posted 5.03.22. BMI will host its biggest Number One Party ever, celebrating Country Music superstar Luke Combs, 11 hit songwriters and thousands of Country music fans in a special concert taking place June 8 in the BMI Parking Lot. This one-of-a-kind event will commemorate Combs’ last eight Number One singles with a… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Naomi Judd


From News, posted 5.01.22. BMI is saddened by the passing of Naomi Judd, writer of the timeless BMI Award-winning songs “Love Can Build a Bridge” and “My Strongest Weakness.” Judd, along with her daughter Wynonna, comprised one of the most popular mother-daughter acts in country music history. The superstar duo’s megahits also included, among… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Angie K. Kicks Off Restaurant Leadership Conference


From News, posted 4.18.22. As has become tradition, a BMI songwriter kicked off the opening session of this year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference in Phoenix. BMI country artist Angie K. performed in front of more than 2000 restaurant executives who were gathered for the annual conference that provides opportunities for them to hone their leadership… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Maggie Rose Brings her Special Sound to DC Restaurant Industry Event


From News, posted 4.07.22. BMI songwriter Maggie Rose was the featured musical entertainment at the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s RAMMYs Nominations Party held recently at Hamilton Live in Washington, DC. The Potomac, Maryland native, who has played the Grand Ole Opry more than 80 times, performed songs from her highly acclaimed album, Have… Read more...

BMI Celebrates the Best in Gospel Music at the 2022 Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards


From News, posted 3.31.22.

5 Ways to Make Your Songs More Memorable


From MusicWorld, posted 3.25.22. Marketing and advertising studies show that we are better able to remember ads we are exposed to multiple times. When we see or hear something once, we are likely to forget it. But with repeated exposure it is more apt to stick in our brains. This also applies to melodies.… Read more...

BMI’s Howdy Texas Returns to Austin with Day Party at the Saxon Pub


From News, posted 3.17.22. BMI kicked off a week of events at the 2022 SXSW Music Conference and Festival yesterday with its signature BMI Howdy Texas event. The day party took place at the Saxon Pub, the location of the monthly songwriter series presented by the performing rights organization (PRO). The event featured 6… Read more...

BMI Helps Country Radio Seminar Return to In-Person Event


From News, posted 2.28.22. BMI songwriters were front and center as CRS returned to Nashville with hundreds of country radio and music industry executives in attendance for the first in-person conference in two years. BMI hosted its annual CRS Songwriters Dinner for the radio execs who were in town that featured performances by seven… Read more...

Song Recycling Strategies


From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22. While good writers may vary in their approach to the craft, over the years one theme seems to stand out as universal—that the most enduring songs tend to come quickly and are often finished in a single sitting. For those of us who regularly fish the waters of creativity hoping… Read more...

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