Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, presented “How I Wrote That Song,” its annual pre-GRAMMY event, on January 25 at The House of Blues West Hollywood. The panel, sponsored by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, featured GRAMMY-nominated scribe Linda Perry, ACM and CMA award-winning wordsmith Dallas Davidson, GRAMMY-nominated MC Wiz Khalifa, GRAMMY-nominated producer Alex Da Kid and GRAMMY-nominated luminary Charlie Wilson.
The panel, moderated by Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, focused on the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs. Each panelist shared anecdotes on how their greatest hits came to be. It was a very candid chat and the audience also had opportunities to ask question. Check out a few of our favorite reflections from Wiz Khalifa.
Why do you do what you do?
Wiz Khalifa: You just do it. That shit is just inside of you and has been inside of you before . When you was a kid you didn’t even know why you were looking at the shit and imagining and being inspired by it. That’s what inspiration is, there’s no real definition to the shit. You just like it.
We hear you’re smoking less?
Wiz Khalifa: Health purposes you gotta be healthy. You know touring a lot you gotta keep the wind up? You know if I’m gonna use pot for medicine then I’m not gonna hurt myself by putting tobacco and stuff like that in my body. I drink a lot of water and I workout and one man was asking what time I wake up. My kid wakes up at 6:30 every morning and he expects to see his dad, you feel me. So if I’m not home I’m up with the baby.
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