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Los Angeles

Acoustic Lounge
An acoustic evening featuring four singer/songwriters “in-the-round,” Acoustic Lounge offers intimate snapshots of promising up-and-comers. Attended by members of the Southern California songwriter community and industry decision-makers alike, the free showcase is held the first Monday of every month from 7 to 8 p.m. Venue subject to change.  For venue details and showcase lineup, please visit the BMI Calendar

Nashville

8 Off 8th
A monthly showcase held at the iconic Cannery Row in Nashville, the 8 off 8th concerts highlight eight burgeoning acts at each performance. With a rotation of genre, BMI partners with publishers, record labels, booking agencies and others to ensure it’s one of the best places to find up-and-coming country, rock, pop, and R&B songwriters in Music City.

BMI Buzz
Each month at Belcourt Taps, BMI Buzz features three up-and-coming country songwriters who are ripe for a publishing deal. As the name implies, the showcase generates excitement for the performers who are hand-picked by BMI’s creative team.

East Side Sounds
Held at one of Nashville’s newest venues, the Basement East, Eastside Sounds is always a packed house with performances by soul, rock and pop songwriter/artists. By partnering with radio station ALT 975, BMI is able to offer unique opportunities for both fans and performers, including on-air interviews and other exclusive programs. The New Respects, The Worn Flints, Kendall Morgan and Jonny P are all Eastside Sounds veterans.

New York

Acoustic Lounge
An acoustic evening featuring two to three singer/songwriters “in-the-round,” Acoustic Lounge offers intimate snapshots of promising up-and-comers. Attended by members of the New York songwriting community and industry decision-makers alike, the free showcase is held the last week of every month from 8 to 9 p.m. at Rockwood Music Hall – Stage 1 (196 Allen St. New York, NY 10002).

And more…

BMI plays a significant part in the development of up-and-coming songwriters by offering unique educational, creative and promotional opportunities that help advance music careers. BMI stages at festivals like Lollapalooza, SXSW, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, the Key West Songwriters Festival, Austin City Limits, and more, have become popular attractions for concert-goers and industry decision-makers to hear new music from burgeoning songwriters who are poised to become hitmakers. Past performers on the BMI stage include Lady Gaga, Halsey, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak , Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, and many others.