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Hitmakers share songwriting secrets at BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’

Front row: Wiz Kalifah, BMI Chief Operating Officer, Michael O'Neill and Linday Perry. Back row: Dallas Davidson, Alex Da Kid, Charlie Wilson, BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations & General Manager, Los Angeles, Barbara Cane

Front row: Wiz Kalifah, BMI Chief Operating Officer, Michael O’Neill and Linday Perry. Back row: Dallas Davidson, Alex Da Kid, Charlie Wilson, BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations & General Manager, Los Angeles, Barbara Cane

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, presented “How I Wrote That Song,” its annual pre-GRAMMY event, on January 25 at The House of Blues West Hollywood. The panel, sponsored by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, featured GRAMMY-nominated scribe Linda Perry, ACM and CMA award-winning wordsmith Dallas Davidson, GRAMMY-nominated MC Wiz Khalifa, GRAMMY-nominated producer Alex Da Kid and GRAMMY-nominated luminary Charlie Wilson.

The panel, moderated by Catherine Brewton, BMI vice president, writer/publisher relations, Atlanta, focused on the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs. Each panelist shared anecdotes on how their greatest hits came to be.

(Photos courtesy of Araya Diaz)