Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, held its annual pre-GRAMMY event, “How I Wrote That Song,” on February 7th at 1Oak in West Hollywood.
The list of illustrious panelists included GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop magnate Rick Ross, GRAMMY-nominated scribe Ester Dean, GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter & producer David Hodges, multiplatinum, GRAMMY-nominated producer Mannie Fresh and country music’s number-one-hit wordsmith Natalie Hemby.
Moderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton, panelists shared their secrets to success in the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs. Each panelist also revealed the personal stories behind their greatest and most memorable hits.
Check out Mannie’s tee! FLY!
A special shout-out goes to Ester Dean! We absolutely love her here at SFPL! If you’re not familiar with how many hit songs this chick has written and produced, just Google her. You will be quite shocked! She’s a beast with the pen!
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Photos Courtesy of BMI