(April 5, 2021) – Quadio, a first of its kind, college creative network, today announces their partnership with global leader in music rights management BMI for their “Spring Songwriting Club”. Beginning April 19th, it will be the fifth installment of Quadio’s popular “Songwriting Club” program, an ongoing, online educational initiative for the songwriters of tomorrow to build connections, whilst honing their skills and knowledge of the music industry.
Online education has become a popular route, amidst the pandemic, for those seeking to level-up their skills and stay connected in their industry. Quadio recognizes this need, and as such has developed a platform for young creatives to gain exposure and learning opportunities during the early stages of their careers. The five-week intensive workshop will give club members first-hand songwriting experience, under the guidance of industry experts from BMI, at no cost to participants. Through the partnership, participants will also gain an important education on their rights as performers, a cornerstone of pursuing a sustainable career as a songwriter.
The program will kick-off with an orientation with BMI, followed by weekly workshops where songwriters can receive feedback on their work from their peers and industry professionals. Participants will also be given the opportunity to book one-on-one career mentoring sessions with BMI’s Creative team, an invaluable resource to help them launch and navigate their careers with expert advice from the beginning.
In addition to their quarterly “Songwriting Club” programs, Quadio has also furthered their educational initiatives through their “HEAR HER: WOMXN+ In Music Summit” and “Profesh Sesh” Q&A series. Past guests have included industry legends such as Wyclef Jean (rapper, musician, and producer) and Madeline Nelson (music industry executive, founder of HEADS Music, and Wyclef Jean’s manager).
Details on how to sign-up will be announced soon. Stay tuned via Quadio’s (@quadiomedia) and BMI’s (@BMI) social channels for more information.
Program details (timing, structure)
Orientation w/ BMI 101 on 4/19
5 week program (Week of 4/19 – Week of 5/17)
Each week, members are given a prompt to create a new track (alternating between solo and collab songwriting)
Songwriters then bring their new songs to the hour-long group meetings where they share, provide feedback, and discuss thoughts about the newly created tracks
Group meetings happen weekly on M, T, & W
Office hours w/ BMI every other Thursday
Quadio is the groundbreaking college creative network that counts 24kGoldn, Ayoni, Hannah Hausman, Tiffany Day, UMI, amongst their community members. In light of the ongoing pandemic, Quadio continues to provide an inspiring safe space for young talent craving connection at the intersection of the arts, entertainment, and tech. By-way-of their trademark content and virtual community programming, Quadio bridges the gap between what’s fan-facing and what happens behind-the-scenes, by curating unmatched opportunities for students to have direct access and discourse with some of the best industry leaders in the game. Quadio now has 13K+ college creatives engaged in their community and touts over 1,000 schools represented across the country. Quadio’s guest speakers thus far include Tank God (Grammy-nominated producer, Post Malone “Rockstar”), Adam Alpert (Disruptor Records / The Chainsmokers), Bina Fronda (VP, Marketing at Ultra Music), Dave Rene (Former EVP of A&R at Interscope Records / Zedd), Eddie Sears (Creative Director at Ultra Music), and Wyclef Jean and Madeline Nelson (Jean’s manager).
Celebrating over 80 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in over 17 million musical works created and owned by more than 1.1 million songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every week to stay up to date on all things music.
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