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BMI Indie Spotlight: Fall 2022

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From News, posted 9.15.22. Summer is winding down, but the Indie Spotlight never does! In this latest edition, we hear from nine incredible acts who we’re happy to have on the soundtrack to our Autumn. First up is Joey Valence & Brae, who have been lighting up festival stages (including our own!) all around the… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Joey Valence & Brae

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From News, posted 9.15.22. Joey Valence & Brae met at Red Lobster and the rest is history. The duo, alternatively known as JVB, is a hip-hop act reminiscent of the Beastie Boys and other 90s underground hip-hop acts. JVB are known for their inventive and creative videos, among them “Startafight” which included shots filmed on… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Bartees Strange

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From News, posted 9.15.22. Bartees Strange had a unique upbringing that saw him travel the world (England, Germany, Greenland) with his opera singer mother and military father before landing in Mustang, OK around his 12th birthday. Though he was a formally trained vocalist, his teenage years were spent fixated on the blooming hardcore emo scene… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: MALIA

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From News, posted 9.15.22. Often described as “healing,” MALIA’s sounds aren’t just something you listen to. They’re something you feel. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, the alternative R&B/neo-soul songstress garnered some initial buzz after opening for The Internet’s Syd on her West Coast tour, going on to earn millions of streams on her EPs Late… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: The Rare Occasions

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From News, posted 9.15.22. The Rare Occasions are an LA-based, New England-bred indie rock band known for their explosive garage rock anthems and catchy vocal harmonies. Brian McLaughlin (vocals) and Luke Imbusch (drums) have been making music together since their early teenage years and formed The Rare Occasions while attending college in Boston, where they… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Bebe Stockwell

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From News, posted 9.15.22. Born and raised in Boston, Bebe Stockwell started writing songs and playing piano and guitar at age six. Her guitar teacher, a bluegrass songwriter and guitarist in the band Dela Mae, was her first of many influences which now include indie darlings like Regina Spektor and The Lumineers. Stockwell’s sound is… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Beauty School Dropout

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From News, posted 9.15.22. Beauty School Dropout is a Los Angeles-based rock band comprised of Colie Hutzler, Brent Burdett, and Bardo, and spearheaded by Blink182’s Mark Hoppus under Pete Wentz and Sherry Saeedi’s Verswire label. Their debut album We Made Plans & God Laughed is a culmination of iconic mainstream rock influences and brings in… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: The Sunshine State

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From News, posted 9.15.22. The Sunshine State is a new project from LA songwriter Skyler Stonestreet that combines top-notch songwriting with meticulous indie production. Stonestreet has experienced a whirlwind few years, penning hits for artists like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Tate McRae, Dove Cameron, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, and many others, and also releasing… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Wiley Beckett

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From News, posted 9.15.22. With big aspirations and the music to back it up, 23-year-old Wiley Beckett is well on his way to massive success. Having already cultivated his musical chops at sold-out shows in New York and Boston, Beckett’s boyish charm and beyond-his-years lyrics make fans out of all whom he encounters. His inspirations… Read more...


BMI Indie Spotlight: Maddy Davis

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From News, posted 9.15.22. Maddy Davis, a middle kid hailing from the suburbs of New Jersey, spent her teenage years throwing concerts in her mom’s basement with pockets full of round-trip NJ Transit ticket stubs. Now a self-taught vocalist, songwriter, and producer, Davis masters raw and empathic indie rock through a pop lens, bringing an… Read more...


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