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BMI Indie Spotlight: A New Decade of Sound

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From News, posted 1.28.20. As always, a new year at BMI means new music from our Indie artists. For this edition of our Indie Spotlight, we’re highlighting the multitalented hip-hop artist, Roman the Cartoon, the Midwesterner who made it big, Lauren Sanderson, and the five-piece collective, Peach Tree Rascals. We continue with Riz La Vie,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Roman the Cartoon

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From News, posted 1.28.20. Roman the Cartoon is a Cincinnati-born, LA-based experimental hip-hop artist who began rapping in high school alongside friends and classmates. Since making his way to Hollywood, he has honed his skills in acting (TNT’s Southland), performing stand-up comedy at the Comedy Store, and writing pop songs for artists like BTS and… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Lauren Sanderson

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From News, posted 1.28.20. A self-described “rebel with a cause,” Lauren Sanderson rang in the new year by releasing her debut album, Midwest Kids Can Make It Big. With songs that range from sensual (“But I Like It”) to cathartic (“To the People I Hurt”), the Indiana native uses her LP to teach us about… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Peach Tree Rascals

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From News, posted 1.28.20. Peach Tree Rascals is a five-piece collective comprised of Dom, Isaac, Tarrek, Joseph, and Jorge. With each member handling different aspects of their work (Dom produces and mixes, Isaac, Tarrek, and Joseph rap and sing, while Jorge acts as creative director), the group blends alternative jazz, funk, and hip-hop into a… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Riz La Vie

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From News, posted 1.28.20. New-York based singer/songwriter, Riz La Vie, delivers an artful, grainy, and bluesy hybrid of R&B, hip-hop, and pop on songs like “Pisces” and “Stay.” With a vocal approach that goes from consoling croon to a fervent howl, this New Jersey-born artist was first showcased in 2017 with the release of his… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Model Child

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From News, posted 1.28.20. Model Child is the project of LA-based songwriter/musician, Danny Parker. Drawing on influences like Le Tigre, Of Montreal, and The Prodigy, Parker melds punk sensibilities with razor-sharp pop craftsmanship on songs like “My Queer Teenage Anthem,” “Trash,” and “Power.” A northern Virginia native who split his time growing up between garage… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Lucette

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From News, posted 1.28.20. Lauren Gills, better known by her stage name, Lucette, is a Canadian singer who describes her sound as “country-infused dream-pop.” With two albums already out, Rolling Stone has praised Lucette’s music for its “melodic sensibilities…that avoid the rootsy clichés of Americana music.” Following the release of her debut album, Black is… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Thom Sawyr

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From News, posted 1.28.20. Tasso Smith, the mastermind behind Thom Sawyr, is using his project to illuminate the strife that humans feel while searching for a meaningful existence. Born out of frustration with the status quo, he offers a message that focuses less on materialism and fame and more on what truly matters in life.… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Ellee Duke

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From News, posted 1.28.20. Ellee Duke spent much of her young life developing as a musician in her native Draper, Utah. At 17, she turned down a spot on American Idol in favor of building her own identity as a singer/songwriter, eventually making her way to Nashville and landing in rooms with writers like Liz… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: The Undercover Dream Lovers

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From News, posted 1.28.20. The Undercover Dream Lovers is the one-man synth-pop project of singer/songwriter, Matt Koenig. Having navigated his entire career as an independent act, Koenig’s self-produced and mostly self-written sound is influenced by acts like Tame Impala, The Beatles, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Daft Punk. The Pittsburgh-born, Los Angeles-based artist sees himself as… Read more...


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