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BMI Congratulates its 2022 Tony Nominees


From News, posted 5.09.22. The Tony nods are out, and BMI proudly congratulates our affiliates who received coveted nominations. The awards ceremony, which will take place at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be broadcast live coast to coast for the first time June 12 at 8 PM ET… Read more...

What to Say and Do When You Meet a Publisher for the First Time


From MusicWorld, posted 4.20.22. Back in the days when songwriting success was a distant dream, each time I met with a music publisher, I was a nervous wreck leading up to that meeting. I hoped the publisher would instantly recognize that my songs were destined to be GRAMMY-winning hits, and I would be offered… Read more...

BMI Congratulates its American Academy of Arts and Letters Inductees


From News, posted 4.14.22. The American Academy of Arts and Letters, which was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers, has announced that three of BMI’s eminent composers have been chosen for induction: John Luther Adams, David Sanford and Annea Lockwood. Adams, who draws inspiration… Read more...

For Joe Lovano, Every Month is Jazz Appreciation Month


From News, posted 4.01.22. Joe Lovano has spent his entire life as a student of jazz, and the majority as a teacher. The revered saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, a second-generation Sicilian American and son of tenor saxophonist Tony “Big T” Lovano, developed a love for jazz at a young age. Growing up in Cleveland, his… Read more...

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...

Music Library Signature Tracks Continues to Make its Mark


From News, posted 3.17.22. Music production company Signature Tracks, which provides custom tracks for a multitude of media, is proving that even during the pandemic, business is booming. That’s all thanks to the fact that people always want to listen to music, and the now renowned music library has tapped into it… Read more...

BMI Mourns the Loss of Modern Jazz Composer and Cornetist Ron Miles


From News, posted 3.11.22. BMI is saddened by the passing of cornetist, composer, and bandleader Ron Miles. Best known for his genuine, straight from the soul delivery, Miles collaborated with many musicians throughout his career, including Bill Frisell, Myra Melford, Brian Blade, Joshua Redman, Otis Taylor, Fred Hess and Scott Colley, among others. As… Read more...

BMI Congratulates 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Stanley Clarke and Billy Hart


From News, posted 3.07.22. This spring, the National Endowment for the Arts will celebrate two of BMI’s legendary jazz musicians, Stanley Clarke and Billy Hart, as Jazz Masters, which is the highest honor bestowed in the world of jazz music. As an extraordinary bass-player, Clarke has become one of the most influential players in… 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...

Duets and Featured Artists: The Hot Trend in Recordings


From MusicWorld, posted 2.25.22. It would be hard to look at a list of current hit songs without noticing a trend: the growing use of featured artists. A featured artist is one who makes a guest appearance on another artist’s recording to create a collaboration. What’s the difference between a duet and a song… Read more...

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