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Lolla Indie Spotlight: phem

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From News, posted 7.19.21 While remaining completely independent, the writer, vocalist, and producer known as phem is breaking the music scene. Her EP, VACUMHEAD, was released in 2019, and the project not only earned her millions of streams, but also a cult following of fans who love her tales of creativity, sexuality, and self-discovery.… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: Halsey

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From News, posted 11.12.20 Since first appearing in the BMI Indie Spotlight in 2015, Halsey has ascended to absolute superstardom. At the time, she had only released one EP, but her on-stage charisma, catchy melodies, and personal lyrics ignited a devoted fanbase that is with her to this day. Her first full-length album, Badlands,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Decade Rewind: X Ambassadors

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From News, posted 11.12.20 Since their 2011 appearance on the BMI Indie Spotlight, X Ambassadors have propelled themselves into the global spotlight. The Ithaca-based indie band’s debut album, VHS, went platinum and spawned genre-defining hits like “Renegades” and “Unsteady,” leading them on a three-year tour odyssey across the world. Follow-up albums, VHS 2.0 and… Read more...


Indie Spotlight Lolla Rewind: X Ambassadors

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From News, posted 7.30.20 Since their 2012 performance on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza (where they performed as The Ambassadors) the group now known as X Ambassadors have propelled themselves into the global spotlight. The Ithaca-based indie band’s debut album, VHS, went platinum and spawned genre-defining hits like “Renegades” and “Unsteady,” leading them on… Read more...


Superstar Janet Jackson Named BMI Icon at The 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.31.18 Last night, BMI celebrated the songwriters, producers and publishers of the year’s most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs during the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards held at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta. Multiple award-winning superstar Janet Jackson took home the night’s highest honor of BMI Icon in recognition of her groundbreaking… Read more...


Mark Ronson Receives the BMI Champion Award at the 66th BMI Pop Awards

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From News, posted 5.08.18 BMI honored internationally renowned super producer, artist, songwriter and DJ Mark Ronson last night with the BMI Champion Award at its 66th Annual BMI Pop Awards. The evening also celebrated the songwriters, publishers and administrators of the past year’s most-performed pop songs in the United States from BMI’s extensive catalogue.… Read more...


‘Complexity is Overrated’: Songwriter/Producer David Pramik on Getting the GRAMMYS’ Attention

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From News, posted 1.22.18 It’s a muggy January morning in LA as I drive to our local Valley diner, where for the past five years, songwriter/producer David Pramik and I have met to talk about music, the industry, and his career. And despite the low cloud cover and heaviness in the air, the day… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: TILLIE

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From News, posted 10.05.17 As a teenager in Atlanta, singer/songwriter Tillie played basement shows with her punk band. After a brief stint at NYU’s prestigious Clive Davis Institute, Tillie followed her musical dreams to Los Angeles. One of her key career moments happened in late 2016, when Machine Gun Kelly saw her perform live… Read more...


Cash Money’s Bryan ‘Birdman’ Williams and Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams and Top Songwriters Honored at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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From News, posted 8.23.13 Celebrities, media and music industry tastemakers converged at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on August 22 to watch Broadcast Music, Inc. present the BMI Icon Award to Cash Money Records' Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams at the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards. The star-studded event,… Read more...