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Indie Spotlight: The Peach Kings

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From News, posted 10.01.13. What do you get when you combine the talents of a Texas native and a Silver Lake-based Angeleno that met in San Francisco? A juxtaposition of gritty and glossy, airy and rough, which the band has expertly listed in their influences: Portishead, Led Zeppelin, the Kills, Nancy Sinatra, the Cramps and… Read more...


10 Questions: LP

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.10.12. When a recent ad campaign by Citi featured “Into the Wild,” an aptly scaled blast of indie-pop fronted by the sweeping vocals of singer/songwriter LP, it sparked a national singalong that she, for one, did not expect. That’s probably because “Into the Wild” is but one of countless demos… Read more...


Remembering Barbara Orbison: 1951-2011

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From News, posted 12.07.11. Barbara Orbison, the widow of rock-and-roll architect Roy Orbison, died at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center on December 6, 2011, on the 23rd anniversary of her husband’s death. Orbison lost a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 60 years old. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Orbison was… Read more...


Randy Rogers Band: It’s Always About the Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 12.15.10. “It’s frustrating to me sometimes when people classify us as Texas music,” says Randy Rogers, lifting his cowboy hat to drag a hand through cropped curls. Ah, but Randy, the association’s just too easy to make. The Randy Rogers Band frontman was born and raised in Cleburne as the son of… Read more...


BMI’s New Holiday Standards Announce That Time of Year

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From News, posted 12.08.10. Holiday songs are no longer elevator music for the month of December—nor, as seems to increasingly be the case, for late October and November. The BMI repertoire is stacked with new classics that command attention, channeling lovesick blues, winking irreverence and funk-laced grooves into original odes to the season. In no… Read more...


Share Memories of Roy Orbison

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From News, posted 12.07.10. Twenty-two years ago, rock-and-roll icon Roy Orbison passed away. He was gone suddenly and tragically, in the midst of crafting an influence that still echoes throughout music. The voice and songwriter behind “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Only the Lonely,” “Crying,” “In Dreams,” “Blue Bayou,” “You Got It,” and more, Orbison composed jewels… Read more...


Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson Saluted with Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award

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From News, posted 8.31.10. The Nashville music community came together to celebrate BMI pioneers Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson with the seventh annual Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award, presented during the organization’s gala dinner on Sunday, August 29 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Music City. Vince Gill hosted the ceremony and Shawn… Read more...


Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster Tapped as Dale Franklin Award Recipients

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From News, posted 5.23.10. Leadership Music will present the Dale Franklin Award to BMI Icons Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, as well as BMI legend Fred Foster, during the organization’s annual benefit gala, slated for Sunday, August 29 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Nashville. Named for the first executive director of Leadership Music, the… Read more...


Roy Orbison’s 74th Birthday to be Celebrated with Benefit, Baseball & More

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From News, posted 4.14.10. Gone but far from forgotten, BMI legend Roy Orbison would have turned 74 this month. To celebrate, on April 23, Nashville will commemorate Orbison’s birthday with a “Benefit Birthday Bash” for Musicians On Call, the charity created to bring hospitalized patients face to face with their favorite musical artists. The benefit… Read more...


Roy Orbison to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Live Webcast

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From News, posted 1.28.10. BMI legend Roy Orbison’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be unveiled during a ceremony tomorrow, January 29 in Los Angeles. Barbara Orbison will accept the posthumous honor, and will be joined by the couple’s two sons Alex and Roy Jr., while BMI President & CEO Del Bryant will… Read more...


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