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BMI Brings the Vibe, Volume & Variety to SXSW 2017

Posted in News on April 3, 2017
Paul Cauthen performs at YETI’s Flagship Store during SXSW on March 15, 2017, in Austin, TX.
Paul Cauthen performs at YETI’s Flagship Store during SXSW on March 15, 2017, in Austin, TX. Photo: Erika Goldring

BMI had all the bases covered at this year’s SXSW, bringing a host of fresh faces and bold new sounds to stages across the festival. Now in its 30th year, SXSW remains a vital event for many aspiring bands and singer/songwriters, providing them the coveted exposure and influential industry spotlight to help them advance to the next level. BMI’s roster of artists for 2017 was a robust one, from the lilting acoustic pop of Caitlyn Smith and the clangy guitar clamor of garage rocker Ron Gallo to the elecro-R&B of Brayton Bowman and the eclectic global style of GRAMMY-winner iLe, among many others.

Check out these highlights from the festival.

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March 15, 2017 BMI Kicks Off SXSW 2017 at ‘Howdy Texas’ Party Valerie June performs at BMI’s 17th Annual Howdy Texas Party held at Stubb’s on March 14, 2017, in Austin, TX. (Photo by )

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March 16, 2017 Back to Our Roots: BMI Showcases Americana & Indie Rock at Day Party with YETI at SXSW 2017 Johnny P performs at YETI’s Flagship Store during SXSW on March 15, 2017, in Austin, TX. (Photo by )

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March 17, 2017 BMI Sonidos Alternos Latin Showcase Rocks SXSW 2017 Madame Récamier opens the show with a stunning vocal performance. (Photo by )

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March 19, 2017 BMI/AT&T Fiber Acoustic Brunch Brought Songwriting’s Best to SXSW 2017 Michael Blume performs at the BMI/AT&T Acoustic Brunch held at the Four Seasons during SXSW on March 17, 2017, in Austin, TX. (Photo by )

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March 19, 2017 BMI & SAG-AFTRA Bring Indie’s Finest to ACL Live at the Moody Theater for SXSW Summer Cannibals performs at the Moody Theatre during SXSW on March 17, 2017, in Austin, TX. (Photo by )

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