Uploaded on Feb 17, 2012
BMI presented "How I Wrote That Song", its annual pre-Grammy event, today at The Key Club in West Hollywood. The panel featured RZA, the Grammy-winning founder of the Wu-Tang Clan; Joel and Benji Madden, co-founders of Good Charlotte; Rev Run, the Grammy-winning hip-hop icon; DJ Khaled, a multiple Grammy-nominee/producer/artist; and RedOne, a Grammy-winning songwriter/producer.
The panel, moderated by Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, focused on the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs. Each panelist shared anecdotal stories on how their greatest hits were spawned, and attendees were also treated to an impromptu performance by Joel and Benjamin Madden, who debuted their new song "Brother."
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