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Renowned Singer/Songwriter Wade Bowen Signs With BMI

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From News, posted 2.14.20. Texas singer/songwriter Wade Bowen recently joined BMI, signing with Mitch Ballard, Director, Creative, Austin at the legendary Texas venue Gruene Hall. “For almost 20 years Wade Bowen has been a stand out in Texas music,” says Ballard. “His Bowen Foundation has raised millions for his hometown of Waco with Bowen Fest… Read more...


BMI’s Mike O’Neill Honored With T.J. Martell Legacy Award

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From News, posted 10.17.19. On October 15, BMI’s President and CEO Mike O’Neill was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the organization’s Legacy Award, which was presented to O’Neill by gospel great and BMI songwriter BeBe Winans. The 44th Annual Honors Gala, held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, also celebrated Atlantic… Read more...


BMI Curates Another Year of Great Music at Austin City Limits Music Festival

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From News, posted 9.12.19. BMI is proud to present its 17th curated lineup for the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival taking place Oct. 4-6 and 11-13, in Austin’s iconic Zilker Park. This year’s acts are more musically diverse than ever, with offerings for fans of pop, Latin, hip-hop, country and more throughout the two… Read more...


BMI Celebrates Opening of Austin Office with Texas Governor Greg Abbott

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From News, posted 3.13.19. Texas governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference to formally welcome BMI to the Lone Star State. BMI recently announced the opening of its new creative office in Austin, marking our first office in Texas and first company expansion in over twenty years. The Governor was joined at the press… Read more...


Mitch Ballard Named Senior Director, Creative of BMI’s New Austin, Texas Office

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From News, posted 3.04.19. BMI is pleased to announce that Mitch Ballard has been named Senior Director, Creative, Austin, effective immediately. In this role, Ballard will be responsible for providing service to our existing BMI affiliates in Texas, signing new talent, and providing enhancement for the already vibrant songwriting community in Austin. Ballard reports to… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: 2019 SXSW Edition

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From News, posted 2.28.19. This year is a special one for BMI and SXSW. As the iconic festival turns 32 and BMI gears up for the imminent opening of our Austin office, we are proud to have yet another roster of amazing talent performing at the launchpad event. Showcasing songwriter/artists from as far away as… Read more...


BMI Partners With Project Decibel to Protect Musicians’ Ears

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From News, posted 1.11.19. Project Decibel is a hearing wellness initiative for the music community that BMI has been proud to partner with during several of our festival events, including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. The initiative’s values, brought about by a passion for music and the music industry, embody convenience, affordability, education, and… Read more...


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...


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Feb 20 2020 BMI 101 Workshop: Austin, TX
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Recent Austin events

Feb 5 2020 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX
Jan 16 2020 BMI 101 Workshop: Austin, TX
Dec 4 2019 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX
Nov 6 2019 BMI Saxon Songwriter Series: Austin, TX
Oct 13 2019 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 13 2019 ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 12 2019 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 12 2019 ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 11 2019 BMI Stage @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX
Oct 11 2019 ACL Fest: Austin, TX