BMI held its annual pre-GRAMMY event, “How I Wrote That Song,” on February 7, 2015, at 1Oak in West Hollywood. The list of illustrious panelists included GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop magnate Rick Ross, GRAMMY-nominated scribe Ester Dean, GRAMMY-winning songwriter-producer David Hodges, multiplatinum GRAMMY-nominated producer Mannie Fresh and country music’s number-one-hit wordsmith Natalie Hemby.
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