BMI Atlanta to Introduce New Workshop/Acoustic Lounge Combo

Posted in News on June 27, 2006
On Wednesday, July 26, BMI Atlanta will kick-off a redesigned BMI Songwriter's Workshop and Acoustic Lounge at the historic Eddies Attic (515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, Ga.) where artists like the Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins and John Mayer launched their careers. This first installation of the series features both a songwriting workshop and performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Tony Rich and the multi-talented Doria Roberts.

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This innovative workshop/showcase combination illustrates BMI's continued dedication to development for artists at all career stages. BMI's Lynn Oliver, who will serve as moderator, comments, "We want this event to be informative, educational and fun! Tony and Doria will discuss what makes a hit song, how to get your music heard, their personal success in the industry, and play an intimate show for participants and fans to top it all off."

"We are excited to host this special series as we are always looking for ways to create the best songwriting community possible here in Atlanta," adds Eddies Attic owner, Eddie Owen.

A general information session entitled "BMI 101" gets the evening rolling at 5 p.m., followed by the Songwriting Workshop with Tony and Doria from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., attendees will be treated to a special show by Rich and Roberts, both of whom are promoting new records out this summer. A $40 package includes the workshop, dinner and one ticket to the show. Individual admission tickets to the 9 p.m. show are also available for $20.

Tony Rich has sold over 30 million albums worldwide, boasts four Grammy nominations, and has earned Grammy, Billboard and Blockbuster awards. Singer, songwriter and political activist Doria Roberts has been recognized both for her ground-breaking folk, jazz and pop-infused sound and her community involvement. She has been recognized with the 2004 Anderson Leadership Award; received nominations in 2003 for OUT Musician of the Year, Outstanding Album for Alive & Well, and OUT Song of the Year for "Black Pearl"; and was named Southern Voice's 2002 Editor's Choice for Favorite Songwriter of the Year.