BMI's "See It Hear First" podcast has become an important tool for exposing new BMI songwriters and artists to key industry professionals and fans alike. Since its release in May 2005, more than one million listeners from around the world have tuned in to discover new music from a broad range of genres and regions.
All editions of the BMI podcast are available at bmi.com, as well as from iTunes at bmi.com/itunes and Yahoo's podcast directory at podcasts.yahoo.com , or you can listen on the go with mobile podcasting services like Pod2Mob. The first in the music industry to be listed in Apple's podcast directory, "See It Hear First" is currently rated five out of five stars at Yahoo! and has won the "5 Star Award" from PodSpider, one of the world's largest podcast databases.
In addition to hearing great music from an array of vital new songwriters and artists, podcast listeners can also vote for their favorite artist to help them win a CD duplication package from Disc Makers, the leading CD manufacturer for the independent musician. Winners get 1,000 discs, a prize with a promotional value of more than $10,000.
PODCAST #11 FEATURED ARTISTS
Wintergreen originally hails from America's heartland, but these Midwesterners uprooted and planted themselves firmly in Los Angeles to make their rock and roll dreams a reality. Band members Todd, Drew, Jared and Trevor form a tight troupe dead-set on creating sounds that are timeless, not trendy-an admirable goal resulting in a product that is somehow both. Hear the fruits of their labor here on "When I Wake Up."
Hot Like a Robot
San Diego quartet Hot Like a Robot strives to maintain the perfect balance between the light and serious, mastering infectious hooks that deliver a message with a sense of purpose. The group uniquely cites 90s indie rock bands like Jawbox, No Knife and Failure as chief influences. Listen to their raw and refreshing concoction here on "Ryan's Basement."
Dynamite Walls' melodic sound slips effortlessly into the ear, hooking the listener almost by surprise. Also from San Diego, the band claims lofty influences ranging from the Beatles to Van Morrison, proving that high ideals spawn high art. Savor their unique blend of influences and innovation on "Kiss and Ride."
The only solo artist on this version of the podcast, 22-year-old Ryan Huston demonstrates both insight and talent that betray his youth. Huston's moody vocals play nicely with his understated guitar arrangements, and the result is genuinely organic and promising. Hear it first on "Daydreams."