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BMI’s “Young Guns” Monthly Showcase

On the last Wednesday of every month, music fans can enjoy listening to young, up and coming songwriters at the Sulter presented by BMI called “Young Guns”.

The series, created by BMI’s own David Preston 9 months ago, is meant to shine a spotlight on new songwriters mostly in the country genre. It’s a mix of both full band and acoustic performances depending on the artist’s preference.

I had the opportunity to attend the January showcase and throughly enjoyed the show featuring Olivia Bey, Sela Bruce, Charlie’s River, and Paulina Jayne.

As an added plus, love the venue of the newly-reopened and historic the Sutler, which offers great sound in a very cool setting since 1977 when original owner Johnny Potts first opened its doors.

Be sure to check out this fun series featuring BMI’s newest songwriters who I am sure you’ll be hearing about in the years to come every last Wednesday at 8pm at the Sutler in Nashville. Sponsored by Pickers Vodka.

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Celebration Of Dierks Bentley’s 14th Number

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Pictured (l-r): Songwriters Michael Tyler and Alexander Palmer, Dierks Bentley, and songwriters Josh Mirenda, Dave Kuncio and Jaron Boyer. Photo by Ed Rode for ASCAP.

Performance rights organizations ASCAP, BMI and SESAC hosted a #1 party on Wed., July 20th at South in Nashville to celebrate Dierks Bentley’s 14th #1 song, “Somewhere on a Beach,” which dominated the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase radio charts for two consecutive weeks. A packed-to-capacity crowd turned out to congratulate four first-time #1 songwriters, ASCAP’s Dave Kuncio and Josh Mirenda, BMI’s Alexander Palmer, and SESAC’s Michael Tyler, as well as SESAC writer Jaron Boyer, who was honored for his second chart-topper. Ross Copperman and Arturo Buenahora produced the Gold-certified track, which serves as the lead single from Bentley’s best-selling album, Black (Capitol Records Nashville). Publishers BMG, Cornman Music, peermusic and Warner Chappell were also on hand to celebrate the song.  Continue Reading →

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BMI Signs TV Personality Todd Chrisley

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Pictured: (L-R): BMI’s Jody Williams, BMI songwriter and TV personality Todd Chrisley and BMI’s Leslie Roberts.

Legendary Perfomance Rights Organization, BMI, is excited to announce the signing of television personality, Todd Chrisley. The USA Network Star and business mogul has deep country roots and plans to bring more eyes to Music City with his business acumen. On Chrisley Know Best, Chrisley has showcased untapped talent and plans on introducing his large fanbase to even more of his personal picks. 

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BMI Announces Promotions and Addition to Writer Publisher Relations Department, Nashville

BMI, Broadcast Music, Inc, announced today that five members of the Writer-Publisher team in Nashville have been promoted, with elevated responsibilities assigned to Bradley Collins, Leslie Roberts, David Preston, Penny Gattis and Erica Glidewell. Additionally,  recent Belmont graduate Josh Tomlinson has been hired as the new addition to the team as Associate Director, Writer-Publisher Relations.  Continue Reading →

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BMI Wraps Inaugural Maui Songwriters Festival 

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The songwriters pose for a picture during the kickoff party. Pictured: (L-R): BMI songwriters Maggie Rose, Misa Arriaga, Kacey Musgraves, Bob DiPiero, Jeffrey Steele, Kimberly June and Greylan James, host Storme Warren, songwriter Rodney Clawson, Loving Mary’s Marti Frederiksen, Elisha Hoffman, Sarah Tomek and Rebecca Lynn Howard, songwriter Brandon Kinney, Loving Mary’s Suzie McNeil and kickoff party hosts Claudia Goodfellow and Danny Goodfellow. (Sitting): BMI songwriters Nicolle Galyon, Willie Nelson, Rhett Akins and Loving Mary’s Andrew Mactaggart. Photo credit: Mark Mason)

The inaugural BMI Maui Songwriters Festival came to a close December 13. Hosted by Storme Warren, shows filled choice island venues including Charley’s Saloon, the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. From Nashville’s signature in-the-round acoustic song-swaps that take listeners deep into the stories behind beloved hits, to rowdy full-band sets, the festival revolved around unforgettable live music experiences. The festival, held December 8 to 13, was attended by top country writers, BMI Songwriters of the Year and the up-and-coming next wave of country stars. Check out the photos below for an in-depth look at the festival!

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SCOTTY McCREERY MIA FROM BMI AWARDS; ACCEPTS 1 MONTH LATER

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After having to miss the BMI Country Music Awards in November due to a prior commitment performing at the CMA Marketing Summit, Scotty McCreery excitedly accepted his first BMI Award in person last Friday afternoon, Dec. 11, for writing one of BMI’s Top 50 Country Songs of 2015: his Platinum-selling Top Ten hit “See You Tonight.” BMI announced its list of Top 50 songs in November at its annual event, but with McCreery unavailable, he didn’t want to just “mail it in.” McCreery wrote the song with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell, and it served as the title cut of his second studio album and earned him a Top 10 hit on both Billboard and MediaBase. The multi-Platinum-selling singer/songwriter received his award in person in Nashville from Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Writer and Publisher Relations and Bradley Collins, BMI Executive Director, Writer-Relations.

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Mac Davis to be Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI Country Awards

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Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, will celebrate the extraordinary songwriting career of Mac Davis by naming him a BMI Icon at the company’s 63rd annual BMI Country Awards. The invitation-only event, which will be held on Tuesday, November 3 at BMI’s Music Row offices in Nashville, will honor Davis and the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the previous year.

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#1 Celebration For “Raise ‘Em Up”

Pictured L to R are: Jeffrey Steele, Jaren Johnston, UMG president Mike Dungan, Keith Urban, and Tom Douglas.

Pictured L to R are: Jeffrey Steele, Jaren Johnston, UMG president Mike Dungan, Keith Urban, and Tom Douglas.

On Wednesday, September 16th, BMI hosted the #1 celebration for “Raise ‘Em Up” at The Sutler in Nashville.   Continue Reading →

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JASON ALDEAN CELEBRATES THREE BACK-TO-BACK HITS OFF OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT WITH PROGRESSIVE NO. ONE PARTY

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Photo credit: John Russell

RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean celebrated the success of his recent three consecutive No. One hits, “Burnin’ It Down,” “Just Gettin’ Started” and “Tonight Looks Good On You,” off of his PLATINUM record OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT yesterday (8/11).  Friends and family packed Nashville’s City Winery for a progressive party, which moved throughout the venue to celebrate each song.

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BMI TO PRESENT THIRD ANNUAL SYNC THIS! EVENT

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Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI)®, a global leader in music rights management, will host Sync THIS!, a two-day event connecting six top music supervisors from the worlds of film, television and advertising with the best of Music City August 11-12, 2015. This invitation-only event will provide a unique setting for emerging BMI artists and tastemakers from the Nashville music community to foster relationships with music supervisors at the top of their respective fields. This two-day forum will feature exclusive performances, a thought-provoking panel and private dinners at two of Nashville’s new chef-owned restaurants. Everything from the shop-local gift bags to the chef-curated custom dinner menu and cocktails, unique showcase spots and rocking performances provide attendees with a truly unique “New Nashville” experience, bringing them from “east” to “west.”

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