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BMI Indie Spotlight: Decade Rewind 2010-2020

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From News, posted 11.12.20 In this special rewind edition of the Indie Spotlight, we’re looking back at twelve incredible artists, bands, and duos who we’ve featured throughout the last decade. At BMI, our finger is always on the pulse of what’s happening in new music, and we’re proud to have highlighted so many groundbreaking… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Sofi Tukker

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From News, posted 11.12.20 After only a few months of collaborating and drawing inspiration from the throbbing house beats of the ‘90s, Sofi Tukker (a dance duo composed of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) wrote and released the 2016 viral hit, “Drinkee.” The song earned a GRAMMY nomination and placement in an Apple Watch… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: Sofi Tukker

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From News, posted 7.30.20 After only a few months of collaborating and drawing inspiration from the throbbing house beats of the ‘90s, Sofi Tukker (a dance duo composed of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) wrote and released the 2016 viral hit, “Drinkee.” The song earned a GRAMMY nomination and placement in an Apple Watch… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 GRAMMY Nominees

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From News, posted 12.13.18 BMI is exceptionally proud to congratulate its many affiliates nominated for awards by the Recording Academy at the 61st GRAMMY Awards, scheduled to be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Nominations for the music industry’s most prestigious accolades were announced on December 7. In… Read more...


Year in Review: Indie 2017

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From News, posted 12.06.17 For BMI’s Indie bands, 2017 was a year of exploration and experimentation, intriguing new releases and incredible chart successes. It was also punctuated by unforgettable live performances—such as the BMI stages at SXSW and Lollapalooza—that thrilled loyal fans and lured new ones into the fold. Here, we’ve rounded up some… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Sofi Tukker

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From News, posted 12.06.17 Despite a high-profile ad placement and a GRAMMY nomination, NYC-based duo Sofi Tukker (Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) came together practically by accident. A restless citizen of the world with musical aspirations she initially wouldn’t acknowledge, Hawley-Weld encountered the formerly hopeful professional basketball player Halpern at an art show at… Read more...


To Lollapalooza & Beyond: Indie Rules the 2017 BMI Stage

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From News, posted 7.06.17 Continuing a 12-year tradition of bringing the best and brightest new talent from the indie world to Lollapalooza, the 2017 BMI stage is serving up a dizzying roster of artists who are bound for greatness. From the blistering garage rock of Ron Gallo and the psychedelic hop-hop of Duckwrth to… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Sofi Tukker

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From News, posted 7.06.17 Despite a high-profile ad placement and a GRAMMY nomination, NYC-based duo Sofi Tukker (Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern) came together practically by accident. A restless citizen of the world with musical aspirations she initially wouldn’t acknowledge, Hawley-Weld encountered the formerly hopeful professional basketball player Halpern at an art show at… Read more...