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BMI Hits the Beach With the Best And Brightest Rising Talent for 2018 Hangout Music Festival

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From News, posted 4.18.18. BMI will set up camp on the beach for the sixth consecutive year with its next wave of top-notch breaking acts at Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama, May 18-20. The three-day beach party is sure to be packed with sun, sand and song, as BMI continues to… Read more...


BMI Songwriters Set to Deliver Electrifying Performances at 2018 SXSW

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From News, posted 3.01.18. BMI is pleased to announce its return to Austin, TX as part of the 2018 SXSW Music Conference and Festival from March 13 - 16.  Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the world-renowned music festival, BMI will once again offer festivalgoers many unique opportunities to discover the hottest emerging talent… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: The Wrecks

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From News, posted 2.26.18. The origin story of The Wrecks, a pop-rock band from Thousand Oaks, California, began a few years ago with some secret overnight recording sessions. The band, who has been inspired by The Pixies, The Strokes and Weezer, didn’t have the funds to rent their own recording space, but a friend was… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: BAUM

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From News, posted 2.26.18. Billboard recently called Los Angeles singer-songwriter Sabrina Teitelbaum, known as BAUM, a “fierce hit-maker and social boundary-pusher.” Born in New York, her alternative-soul-pop is all about harmonious contradictions: She’s able to tackle intense topics (such as sexual experimentation and unfaithful partners) with the accessibility of a seasoned Top 40… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Grace Webber

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From News, posted 2.26.18. Although she hasn’t yet released a full-length studio album, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Grace Weber has already earned GRAMMY kudos. She co-wrote and sang with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West on “All We Got,” the first track on Chance’s Coloring Book, which won the 2017 GRAMMY for Best Rap Album. Weber’s upcoming… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: The Faim

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From News, posted 2.26.18. The Faim found fame seemingly overnight, but that’s not what their name is about. The members of the band, who hail from Perth, Australia, explained the moniker on Instagram: “The word ‘faim’ means hunger and we felt it truly represents our ever-growing and undying passion for music.” That shared… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Emerson Star

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From News, posted 2.26.18. The Los-Angeles–based band Emerson Star began as a guitar-and-vocals group consisting of brothers Shannon and Taylor Inouye, and Sean Thomas, a friend from childhood. The addition of Garret Lang (bass) and Colin Fahrner (drums) added rich new dimensions to their melodic, indie-pop sound, and the group released a debut album in… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Mia Gladstone

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From News, posted 2.26.18. Mia Gladstone has come a long way since she wrote her first song for her second-grade talent show. Today, she’s a singer, songwriter and producer living in New York City. Gladstone, who draws on eclectic influences such as Madlib and Amy Winehouse, describes her lively, distinctive sound as having “strong hip-hop… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Spring Edition

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From News, posted 2.25.18. BMI’s new crop of indie artists is defined by raw talent and exceptional variety. The Wrecks’ punk-inflected emo tracks dare you not to get up and start dancing, while BAUM’s brutally honest, powerful singles are punctuated with themes of feminism and self-love. Australian import The Faim can tell an overnight success… Read more...


‘Complexity is Overrated’: Songwriter/Producer David Pramik on Getting the GRAMMYS’ Attention

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From News, posted 1.22.18. BMI’s Senior Director, Creative, Jessa Gelt sits down with the up-&-coming songwriter/producer to discuss collaboration, technique and earning a Best Rock Song GRAMMY nomination for co-writing “Go to War” by Nothing More. Read more...


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