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Texas Governor Greg Abbott and BMI Announce Opening of New Office In Austin

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From News, posted 11.08.18. Governor Greg Abbott and BMI today announced that BMI is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State and will open its first creative office in Austin, Texas. The new office, expected to open in early 2019, will allow BMI to work directly with the talented songwriters, composers, publishers and emerging… Read more...


BMI Stage Launches Up-and-Coming Talent at 2018 ACL

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From News, posted 10.16.18. With fifteen years of Austin City Limits history under its belt, the BMI stage has returned to Austin to solidify its reputation as Zilker Park’s hottest location for music discovery throughout the festival. A true ACL staple, festival attendees expect and get groundbreaking performances from some of music’s most promising acts.… Read more...


BMI Returns to Austin With its Signature Stage at ACL Fest

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From News, posted 9.26.18. BMI is set to return to Austin, TX, for another great year of curated music with twenty-four up-and-coming artists October 5-7 and 12-14. With fifteen years of Austin City Limits history under its belt, the BMI stage has solidified its reputation as Zilker Park’s hottest location for music discovery throughout the… 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...


BMI Celebrates 15 Years at ACL With Must-See Lineup

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From News, posted 9.14.17. For the fifteenth year in a row, BMI will bring the best up-and-coming artists across all genres to the BMI stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Music-enthusiasts can kick off each day at the legendary Zilker Park checking out some of the hottest BMI singer-songwriters and bands October 6-8… Read more...


BMI Brings the Vibe, Volume & Variety to SXSW 2017

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From News, posted 4.03.17. BMI had all the bases covered at this year’s SXSW, bringing a host of fresh faces and bold new sounds to stages across the festival. Now in its 30th year, SXSW remains a vital event for many aspiring bands and singer/songwriters, providing them the coveted exposure and influential industry spotlight to… Read more...


BMI Sonidos Alternos Latin Showcase Rocks SXSW 2017

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From News, posted 3.17.17. BMI’s Sonidos Alternos Latin showcase brought some serious flavor to SXSW on Thursday. Austin’s Congress Avenue venue, The Townshend, was full to capacity, and attendees were treated to spirited performances by indie-pop siren Madame Récamier, alternative pop-rock singer/songwriter Nea Agostini, GRAMMY-nominated genre-melding singer/songwriter Gustavo Galindo, GRAMMY-winner and former Calle 13 vocalist… Read more...


Behind the Scenes: BMI’s Sam Cox on Breaking Through at SXSW

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From The Weekly, posted 3.10.17. SXSW starts this week - are you ready? I’m really excited for this year’s festival. We have a great lineup of stellar talent, that I think festivalgoers and fans alike will be really blown away. We have everything from up-and-comers Vera Blue and Cherry Glazerr, to established acts like… Read more...


Not-So-Hidden Gem: The BMI Stage at ACL Fest

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From News, posted 10.11.16. The BMI stage at Austin City Limits Festival proved once again to be a not-so-hidden gem for the best up-and-coming artists across all genres. Taking place across two weekends, September 30 to October 1 and October 7 to 9, the fourteenth anniversary of the BMI stage featured top country songwriter Maren… Read more...


Get Ready to Line Up for the BMI Stage at ACL 2016

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From News, posted 9.13.16. BMI has lined up a stellar group of 24 bands who will head to Austin, TX, to hit the BMI-sponsored stage at the 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Held across two weekends, September 30 to October 3 and October 7 to 9, the festival will take place in the famed… Read more...


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Oct 14 2018 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 14 2018 ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 13 2018 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 13 2018 ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 12 2018 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 12 2018 ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 7 2018 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 7 2018 ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 6 2018 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 6 2018 ACL Fest: Austin, TX