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  • Advice for Songwriters at the BMI Pop Awards

    Hear from some of the most successful songwriters on what it takes these days to write great songs. Talent? Not so much. Listen to music on the radio? Not so much. Check out this video to listen for more advice....
  • Top Honor at 2017 BMI Pop Awards

    The BMI Pop Awards 2017 honored Barry Manilow, naming him the 2017 BMI Icon. The evening commemorated the many accomplishments of the American singer-songwriter, arranger, and musician with a career that has spanned over 50 years. Barry has recorded and released 47 Top 40 singles, including 12 that hit...
  • Record Producer RedOne on Songwriting

    Record Producer RedOne on Songwriting RedOne has produced everyone from Lady Gaga, over Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez to Pitull. Nadir Khayat – better known as RedOne – is a Moroccan record producers who paid his dues and truly deserved the success he achieved. Before he got his truly big break...
  • Writing songs in the jungles of Ubud on Bali, Indonesia

    Writing songs in the jungles of Ubud on Bali, Indonesia Producer/writer/publisher Ricky Rick sent us this one to remind us that sometimes your environment can make all the difference to your inspiration. Lost in the jungles of beautiful Ubud on the Indonesian island of Bali, Ricky writes “a week on Bali...
  • Record Producer Scott Storch on discovering a new sound

    Scott Storch as a Dance Music Producer? What would you do if were are already at the top of the music industry? Multi-platinum winning record producer Scott Storch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Storch) is one of the top 10 record producers in the Urban world, producing the likes of 50 Cent, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake...
  • Hit Songwriter Jason Blume and Author of Six Steps to Songwriting Success

    Jason Blume is one of the few songwriters to ever achieve the distinction of having his songs on Billboard’s Pop, R&B, and Country charts – all at the same time. With his songs recorded by Pop superstars Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, and Jesse McCartney as well as Country...
  • The Hit Factory: The Stock Aitken & Waterman Story

    The Hit Factory: The Stock Aitken & Waterman Story Check out this brilliant documentary charting the success of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken and Pete Waterman, the songwriting and record-producing trio who scored more than 100 top 40 hits in the 1980s and 90s, including a string of number ones,...
  • Can you compete with this killer demo?

    Can you compete with this killer demo? This Ryan Tedder song was rumored to have been shortlisted for Rihanna. I am posting it here, so you can hear the quality of the “demos” that Ryan produces before he pitches his songs to A&R’s and artists. Again, your demos have...
  • Record Producer and Songwriter Michael Jay

    Interview with Record Producer and Songwriter Michael Jay We sat down with multi-platinum selling record producer and songwriter Michael Jay, and asked him about his career, his lucky breaks and greatest accomplishments. Eminem, Kylie Minogue, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Mandy Moore and many more A-list artists have drawn on...