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BMI’s ‘See It Hear First’ Podcast #4 Rocks Around the World

Posted in News on September 15, 2005

The fourth release in BMI’s popular podcast music series, “See It Hear First(tm),” offers a full house of international rock featuring two European bands, one group from Canada, and two from the United States.

The Royal Highness, a Danish group formed just 10 months ago, performs “Pay.” UK band Captain debuts their single, “Frontline,” a thunderous ode to bloody-mindedness. Canadian rockers the Novaks, refined by three years of playing barrooms, offer “Goodbye Rock and Roll Band” as their podcast performance. Jackson, Mississippi’s King Elementary, recently signed to Capitol Records, submit “Hit the Mirror” and “Dear Scene, I Wish I Were Deaf” is the selection from Long Island natives Nightmare of You.

All five bands were also featured at the “BMI Presents…” showcase on September 15 during the CMJ Music Marathon held in New York City.

While podcasts are all the rage for music listeners seeking to escape the common path, some of the podcasts currently being distributed have not been authorized by songwriters and other copyright owners - and may be illegal. Not so with BMI podcasts. All mechanical and performance licenses are always secured by BMI prior to release, with the blessing of those who create and own the music. To ensure that its more than 300,000 songwriters and copyright owners are compensated for their work, BMI licenses distributors of podcasts.

All editions of the BMI “See It Hear First” podcast series are available for downloading at bmi.com/podcast. They may also be downloaded on iTunes as part of Apple’s free podcast directory at bmi.com/itunes.

Podcast listeners can vote for their favorite artists to help them win a CD duplication package from Disc Makers, the leading CD manufacturer for the independent musician that offers special packages exclusively for BMI affiliates.