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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...


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...


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Mar 17 2019 SXSW 2019: Austin, TX
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Mar 14 2019 BMI OFFICIAL SHOWCASE @ SXSW
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Mar 13 2019 SXSW 2019: Austin, TX