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Inaugural Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Fest a Rousing Success

Posted in News on September 24, 2009
Pictured at the 1st Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters’ Festival on September 19 are BMI’s Mark Mason, Natalie Hemby, and Paul Overstreet.
Pictured at the 1st Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters’ Festival on September 19 are BMI’s Mark Mason, Natalie Hemby, and Paul Overstreet. Photo: Lucie Silvas

BMI headed north September 18 and 19 for the first Annual Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival, where some of the top BMI songwriters from around the country spent the weekend showing off their craftsmanship in sold-out performances on the island. The festival combined pop and country BMI hit-makers in exclusive live music lineups and intimate settings, adopting the overwhelmingly successful approach of the perennially popular Key West Songwriters Festival.

The event was designed to introduce top BMI pop and country songwriters not only to a wider audience, but to one another as well. While attendees soaked up performances from the composers behind the hits, the performers took advantage of the retreat-like setting and established new creative partnerships with unmitigated hit-making potential.

The Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival was sponsored by BMI, Southwest Airlines, Mansion House, Key West Songwriters Festival, Fury Key West, ticketsMV.com, Plum-TV and GAC’s Headline Country.

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