"With this initiative, we have established a strong sense of community among our writers, fostering a thriving and supportive network of creatives.BMI is cultivating the next great generation of music creators and by providing our writers with this unique resource, Speed Dating is a testament to that commitment." Read More: Grand Ole Opry Schedules Million In Renovations The phenomenon of songwriting has been called many things: a miracle, a muscle, a mystery, a calling, a challenge, and even a science.Contrived as it may seem to contaminate pure inspiration with a forced prompt, Spencer points out the many benefits of the process, focusing on the departure it provides from your rote habits and patterns."When you've been writing for a while, you'll find yourself using some of the same old words or techniques over and over again," Spencer says.The initiative has since expanded to Los Angeles and Nashville, even yielding a few commercial success stories.So what happens at a Speed Dating For Songwriters event?
By providing some distance between the writer and the material, creative decisions can — and often have to — be made using a cool combination of gut, poise and wit.
According to BMI, 12-15 participants gather and share their music with each other, form new collaborations, and provide instant feedback, all in a short amount of time.
Afterward, smaller groups are formed to co-write together, and the writers come back several weeks later to perform their new material.
"Safety has always been our top priority," C3 said in a statement"Over the years, tighter security measures have been implemented at ACL Fest, including a layered security plan that includes elements that are seen and unseen, as well as pat downs, bag searches and size limits, and an enhanced security and law enforcement presence inside and outside the festival." Miami's Ultra Music Festival is known for being one of North America's biggest and best dance music festivals.
Part of the appeal of the festival is the downtown location of Bayfront Park, with its massive stages and impressive light shows set with the backdrop of the Miami skyline.