BMI to Present Diverse Array of Music at SXSW

Posted in News on February 24, 2005
BMI will once again present three music showcases during the upcoming SXSW Music and Media Conference being held March 16-20 in Austin, Texas. Admittance to the BMI shows on March 16, 17 and 18 will be by SXSW badges and wristbands only, with a limited amount of tickets sold at the door of each venue.

Click here to visit BMI's SXSW mini-site, complete with band bios, schedule, news, photos, and more.

On Wednesday, March 16, BMI will present "El Otro Lado de la Musica Latina" with Cellus-USA. The show will be held at Caribbean Lights (614 East 6th Street) and feature Latin rock group Juguete at 8pm, Mexico City-based punk rock band Division Minuscula at 9pm, Toy Selectah! of the Grammy nominated group Control Machete will perform a DJ set at 10pm, Latin Grammy nominee and Monterrey, Mexico-based rock en espa�ol group El Gran Silencio at 10:30pm, Los Angeles-based urban Latino hip-hop trio La Sinfonia at midnight and Los Angeles-based urban Latino hip-hop group Mexiclan at 1am.

On Thursday, March 17, BMI presents "See It Hear First" at Maggie Mae's (323 E 6th Street) The show kicks off at 8:30pm with New Orleans-based pop band World Leader Pretend, acclaimed Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins takes the stage at 9:15pm, Los Angeles rock band and Atlantic recording artists Big City Rock perform at 10pm, melodic rock band Stewart-Mayfield Project (recently signed to Epic Records) goes on at 10:45pm, Norwegian rock band Silver performs at 11:30pm and Texas/UK buzz band The Earlies takes the stage at 12:15am.

On Friday, March 18, BMI, Cellus-USA and Tracks Magazine join forces for the "BMI Presents..." showcase at the Austin Music Hall (208 Nueces Street) featuring Austin's Monte Warden at 8:30pm, Amos Lee at 9:30pm, Grammy Award-winning group the Alabama at 10:30pm, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Mavis Staples at 11:30pm and Robert Randolph & The Family Band at 12:30am.

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Cellus USA
Cellus USA is the leader in network-based entertainment services for wireless customers. Acquired by Airborne Entertainment in 2004, the company is uniquely positioned to generate new revenues from millions of wireless subscribers by creating its own content and aggregating content from a massive number of sources for use in several different applications. The company has been instrumental in creating new distribution channels and innovative products working in conjunction with the labels and other premium content owners. Cellus USA and Airborne Entertainment work closely with top music publishing companies and music labels to ensure that revenues are converted into royalties in a timely and accurate manner. Cellus USA and Airborne Entertainment bring an unmatched catalog of custom content, music and "Big Brand" entertainment to the wireless marketplace.

Tracks Magazine
Tracks magazine will help experienced, sophisticated listeners navigate a complicated musical landscape. By celebrating music new and old, familiar and unfamiliar, that offers substance, depth, and soul - in sum, music built to last - Tracks will provide a unique and necessary perspective for an educated, musically-adventurous audience. With strong journalism, uncompromising criticism, and informative coverage of music-related books, technology, travel, and culture, Tracks will become the trusted brand for passionate, discerning music fans.


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