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BMI Hits the Beach With the Best And Brightest Rising Talent for 2018 Hangout Music Festival

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From News, posted 4.18.18 BMI will set up camp on the beach for the sixth consecutive year with its next wave of top-notch breaking acts at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 18-20. The three-day beach party is sure to be packed with sun, sand and song, as BMI continues… Read more...


Year in Review: Indie 2016

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From News, posted 11.10.16 2016 was a phenomenal year for BMI’s Indie bands! From rocking the BMI stages at SXSW and Lollapalooza to recording, touring and breaking out on national TV and major charts, artists like PVRIS, Sunflower Bean, Weathers, Totem, Dreamers, Drowners, the Blancos, Secret Weapons and LANY gave new meaning to original… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Sunflower Bean

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From News, posted 11.10.16 Though first profiled in BMI’s Indie Spotlight back in September 2015, Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean really made 2016 their year with high energy sets on the BMI stages at SXSW and Lollapalooza. They’re currently on a North American tour in support of their new EP, From the Basement, released… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Sunflower Bean

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From News, posted 7.16.16 Brooklyn indie trio Sunflower Bean practice a sunny blend of alluring pop, rife with jangling guitars and the intertwining vocals of bassist Julia Cumming and bassist Nick Kivlen, equally capable of cooing dreamily or pumping up the fuzz and rocking out. See more about the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza… Read more...


BMI is Ready to Rock Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary in Chicago

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From News, posted 6.09.16 Lollapalooza 2016 is fast approaching and BMI is thrilled to announce an eclectic lineup of some of today’s rising stars for its annual BMI/Lollapalooza stage. From July 28- 31, beginning at 1:00 PM, festivalgoers can check out 24 of BMI’s most promising bands and songwriters from its roster of over… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Sunflower Bean

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From News, posted 9.16.15 Though its name may suggest otherwise, Sunflower Bean makes far from soft, sunny music. Ask the band members themselves and they’ll describe their sound as everything from “neo-psychedelic for the digital age,” to “night music,” to just good “rock ‘n’ roll.” And while it’s true that the latter… Read more...


BMI Indie Artists Add a Fresh Coat of Nostalgia to Their Sound

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From News, posted 9.16.15 From introspection to neo-psychedelic and ending up with dark and danceable, the featured BMI writers on this month’s indie page run the gamut of musical tastes. If you want a great way to mentally get ready for whatever lies ahead in the fall, check out the sounds of Bully, Cultfever,… Read more...