Rick Ross, Mannie Fresh lead BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’ panel

Songwriter David Hodges speaks onstage during BMI How I Wrote That Song at 1OAK on February 7, 2015 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for BMI)
Songwriter David Hodges speaks onstage during BMI How I Wrote That Song at 1OAK on February 7, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for BMI)

 

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, held its annual pre-GRAMMY event, “How I Wrote That Song,” on February 7 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 AND 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 shared their personal stories behind their greatest and most memorable hits.

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