Several of the most accomplished artists in music shared their secrets to writing a hit song. Snoop Dogg, B.o.B., Busta Rhymes, Even Bogart and Luke Laird all participated BMI’s annual “How I Wrote That Song” forum during Grammy weekend.

Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, served as moderator at the event.

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Photos by: Joi Pearson

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