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Indie Spotlight: Kalen Nash

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From News, posted 10.09.12 Kalen Nash’s Ukred, available now, is the first release for Normaltown Records. Nash, who also fronts the New West Records band Ponderosa, showcases a reflective, more intimate side on his debut solo release. Songs like “White Oak” and “Ramona” conjure ghosts from his family’s past. “Don’t You Love Me Baby,”… Read more...


BMI’s October Indie Spotlight Digs Deep

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From News, posted 10.09.12 BMI’s October batch of indie profiles crisscrosses the country to highlight some of the today’s best free-range talent. Learn about The Colurs, Michael Lowman, K.Flay, The Dahls, Deep Sea Diver, Joel Piper, Noah Gundersen, Caleb, Sol Cat, Kalen Nash, Icky Blossoms and The Great American Canyon Band, as well as… Read more...


Ponderosa: Roadhouse Ready

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.02.11 A songwriter walks into a recording studio to cut an r&b/pop album. A year later, he leaves as lead singer of a raucous Southern rock band. The latest Music Row punch line? Actually, it’s an abbreviated take on the founding of Atlanta-based foursome Ponderosa. It started when Kalen Nash met… Read more...


Lineup Announced for BMI Stage at ACL Fest

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From News, posted 7.13.10 The Austin City Limits Music Festival is October 8-10 in Austin’s Zilker Park, and once again, BMI will join the fest in offering raw proof that roots music is more than alive and well—it’s rocking, kicking, and swinging. Tucked in its signature shady corner near the entrance of the festival,… Read more...


Atlanta Music Community Celebrates Holidays with BMI

From News, posted 12.22.08 Artists and executives from the southeastern music community converged on Atlanta to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Atlanta Holiday Party hosted by BMI December 9. Held at Tongue in Groove, the event featured sounds from DJ Ideal and DJ Trauma, and tempted revelers with cocktails provided by Spaten… Read more...


MetroMix.com and BMI Team to Present Atlanta Downhill Challenge

From News, posted 11.21.08 BMI and MetroMix.com partnered to offer a day of soapbox derby racing and southeastern indie rock sounds at the 3rd Annual Atlanta Downhill Challenge November 15. Staged at the Starlight Theatre, the action kicked off at noon and continued well into the evening, as more than 70 drivers of homemade… Read more...


AthFest Panel Led by BMI’s Dave Claassen Educates UGA Students

From News, posted 10.14.08 Athens, Georgia’s annual music and arts festival AthFest sponsored a unique panel Saturday, October 4 at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Moderated by BMI’s Dave Claassen, the discussion, dubbed “How to Start a Band and Keep It Together Once You Do,”… Read more...


Ponderosa Break-In New BMI Writer Room in Atlanta

From News, posted 10.06.08 BMI recently completed work on a new writer room nestled in its Atlanta office, and recording artists Ponderosa christened the intimate room and studio by writing and recording a brand new song in it. Based in Athens, Georgia, five-piece band Ponderosa offers a groovy contemporary take on classic rock. Read more...


Randall Bramblett Band Celebrates New Album with BMI

From News, posted 8.25.08 With a little help from his friends at BMI, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett celebrated the release of his seventh solo album, Now It’s Tomorrow, at a sold-out show August 15 in his hometown, Athens, Georgia. Bramblett’s fourth project for New West Records, Now It’s Tomorrow has also attracted the support of… Read more...


BMI Harvests Indie Pop/Rock Crop at Showcase in Atlanta

From News, posted 7.14.08 BMI profiled an east coast selection of fast-rising talent at its indie pop/rock showcase Thursday, June 26 in Atlanta. Staged at Smith’s Olde Bar & Grill, the show featured sultry pop chanteuse Aslyn, jam-band spiced pop group Golden, invigorating southern rockers Hightide Blues, blues-tinged singer/songwriter Zachary Kale and promising popster… Read more...


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