Jim Jonsin in BMI's Behind the Song

From BMI's Behind the Song This series offers advice, insight and knowledge of challenges and successes from top songwriters and producers. These creators discuss how they see themselves as a songwriter and/or producer; their distinct approaches to songwriting and producing; and advice on getting into the music industry. In the episode: Jim Jonsin. A Grammy-winning producer and owner of Rebel Rock Productions, Rebel Rock Entertainment and Rebel Made Publishing, Jim Jonsin has had #1 singles with Lil Wayne ("Lollipop"), T.I. ("Whatever You Like") and Usher ("There Goes My Baby"), and Top 10 singles with Jamie Foxx ("Unpredictable"), Nelly ("Just a Dream") and Beyoncé ("Sweet Dreams"). B.o.B., the flagship artist of his Rebel Rock Entertainment, had three platinum-plus singles in 2010 ("Nothin' On You," "Airplanes" and "Magic"). Jonsin is also working with pop acts as part of his production residency with American Idol this season. http://www.bmi.com/ More about BMI http://www.bmi.com/about More about BMI Behind the Song Series http://www.bmi.com/behindthesong/ Get paid when your music gets played. Join BMI! http://www.bmi.com/join Learn about future BMI events. http://www.bmi.com/events Music Career Advice http://www.bmi.com/creators Music Business News http://www.bmi.com/business Songwriter101: http://songwriter101.com YouTube: http://youtube/user/bmivideo FaceBook: http://facebook.com/broadcastmusicinc Twitter: http://twitter.com/bmi ABOUT BMI Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.

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JR Rotem in BMI's Behind the Song
From BMI's Behind the Song This series offers advice, insight and knowledge of challenges and successes from top songwriters and producers. These creators discuss how they see themselves as a songwriter and/or producer; their distinct approaches to songwriting and producing; and advice on getting into the music industry. In the episode: J.R. Rotem. Called the "Super Producer" by MTV, J.R. Rotem is co-founder of Beluga Heights, the musical home to Jason Derülo, Iyaz and Sean Kingston. He has written/produced songs for over 100 artists in the past five years, including the artists signed to Beluga. He produced/co-wrote "S.O.S." for Rihanna, "Fly" for Nicki Minaj, as well as tracks for Rick Ross, Plies and many more. He is a past BMI Pop and Urban award-winner and was named BMI Producer of the Year in 2009. http://www.bmi.com/ More about BMI http://www.bmi.com/about More about BMI Behind the Song Series http://www.bmi.com/behindthesong/ Get paid when your music gets played. Join BMI! http://www.bmi.com/join Learn about future BMI events. http://www.bmi.com/events Music Career Advice http://www.bmi.com/creators Music Business News http://www.bmi.com/business Songwriter101: http://songwriter101.com YouTube: http://youtube/user/bmivideo FaceBook: http://facebook.com/broadcastmusicinc Twitter: http://twitter.com/bmi ABOUT BMI Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.





Rodney Jerkins in BMI's Behind the Song
From BMI's Behind the Song This series offers advice, insight and knowledge of challenges and successes from top songwriters and producers. These creators discuss how they see themselves as a songwriter and/or producer; their distinct approaches to songwriting and producing; and advice on getting into the music industry. In the episode: Rodney Jerkins. A wildly successful producer/songwriter/musician, Rodney Jerkins is admired both for his star-making vision and impressive career longevity. Jerkins' discography is a who's who of musical royalty: Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, Madonna, Brandy, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Cher, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani, Jamie Foxx, Black Eyed Peas and countless others. His production contributions have garnered over 160 million in record sales worldwide. http://www.bmi.com/ More about BMI http://www.bmi.com/about More about BMI Behind the Song Series http://www.bmi.com/behindthesong/ Get paid when your music gets played. Join BMI! http://www.bmi.com/join Learn about future BMI events. http://www.bmi.com/events Music Career Advice http://www.bmi.com/creators Music Business News http://www.bmi.com/business Songwriter101: http://songwriter101.com YouTube: http://youtube/user/bmivideo FaceBook: http://facebook.com/broadcastmusicinc Twitter: http://twitter.com/bmi ABOUT BMI Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.





Jude Cole in BMI's Behind the Song
From BMI's Behind the Song This series offers advice, insight and knowledge of challenges and successes from top songwriters and producers. These creators discuss how they see themselves as a songwriter and/or producer; their distinct approaches to songwriting and producing; and advice on getting into the music industry. In the episode: Jude Cole. Jude Cole is a singer/songwriter, producer and manager with over 25 years experience and success in the music industry. He runs and is a partner in Iron Works Music -- a record label, recording studio and publishing company; he also manages the band Lifehouse. He has co-written the Lifehouse songs "You and Me," "First Time" and "Halfway Gone," among others. http://www.bmi.com/ More about BMI http://www.bmi.com/about More about BMI Behind the Song Series http://www.bmi.com/behindthesong/ Get paid when your music gets played. Join BMI! http://www.bmi.com/join Learn about future BMI events. http://www.bmi.com/events Music Career Advice http://www.bmi.com/creators Music Business News http://www.bmi.com/business Songwriter101: http://songwriter101.com YouTube: http://youtube/user/bmivideo FaceBook: http://facebook.com/broadcastmusicinc Twitter: http://twitter.com/bmi ABOUT BMI Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.





Lexus "Lex Luger" Lewis recieves Producer of the Year at BMI Urban Music Awards 2011
Snoop Dogg, Drake, B.o.B, Lex Luger, Universal Music Publishing & more Honored at BMI Urban Awards Urban music's top creators shared the stage at BMI's Urban Awards at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood on August 26. The annual event celebrates the songwriters, producers and music publishers of the past year's most-performed r&b, rap and hip-hop songs in the BMI repertoire. Snoop Dogg was honored as a BMI Icon. Drake accepted his first BMI Urban Songwriter of the Year crown. At 22, B.o.B became the youngest songwriter ever to win BMI Urban Song of the Year thanks to his "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno Mars. 20-year-old Lexus "Lex Luger" Lewis carved out his own place in BMI history, becoming the youngest ever to be named BMI Urban Producer of the Year. In addition to Luger, BMI honored Top Producers Polow Da Don, Daniel "Kane Beatz" Johnson, R. Kelly and Kanye West. Universal Music Publishing Group claimed the BMI Urban Publisher of the Year crystal. A live musical tribute featuring Warren G, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Too $hort, Game, The Lady of Rage, Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Akon, and more paid homage to Snoop Dogg. Lastly, Dr. Dre offered a heartfelt speech before Snoop Dogg himself joined Bootsy Collins and Charlie Wilson to deliver "What's My Name?" as the towering finale. BMI, (Broadcast Music, Inc.) http://www.bmi.com/ More on BMI Urban Awards http://www.bmi.com/awards/entry/category/bmi_urban_awards More about BMI http://www.bmi.com/about Get paid when your music gets played. Join BMI! http://www.bmi.com/join Learn about future BMI events. http://www.bmi.com/events Music Career Advice http://www.bmi.com/creators Songwriter101: http://songwriter101.com YouTube: http://youtube/user/bmivideo FaceBook: http://facebook.com/broadcastmusicinc Twitter: http://twitter.com/bmi ABOUT BMI Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 500,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 7.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.




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