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BMI Teams up with Baltimore Music Venue to Help Support the Arts

Posted in News on September 9, 2019
Pictured (L-R) before Harpooner takes the stage at the Little Italy Madonnari Festival in Baltimore are: Baltimore Jazz Alliance Board President Ian Rashkin, BMI’s Dan Spears, Germano’s Piattini co-owner and Festival Executive Producer Cyd Wolf and Harpooner lead singer Scott Schmadeke.
Pictured (L-R) before Harpooner takes the stage at the Little Italy Madonnari Festival in Baltimore are: Baltimore Jazz Alliance Board President Ian Rashkin, BMI’s Dan Spears, Germano’s Piattini co-owner and Festival Executive Producer Cyd Wolf and Harpooner lead singer Scott Schmadeke.

BMI partnered with the iconic Baltimore restaurant and music venue Germano’s Piattini recently (9/6) to present a special performance by Nashville-based pop band Harpooner at the 5th annual Little Italy Madonnari Festival in Charm City. Germano’s Piattini has supported BMI songwriters for many years through the BMI fees they pay to license the live music they feature regularly in their upstairs cabaret. The free outdoor chalk festival, which is supported and run by the local bars and restaurants of Little Italy, includes live music, street performers, participatory art, an art market and al fresco dining in a celebration of the contemporary renaissance of Baltimore’s historic Italian neighborhood. Harpooner is an innovative BMI pop band, fronted by Scott Schmadeke, with a style that has been described as chamber groove-pop with ELO influences. Their upcoming sophomore album is entitled Rose Park.