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The BMI Stage Returns to Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2021


From News, posted 7.15.21. BMI is pleased to announce the return of the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza. From Thursday, July 29 to Sunday, August 1, the lights on the BMI Stage will shine for the first time in two years, presenting 24 incredible acts that festivalgoers need to know, including headliners Migrant Motel, Mothica, phem… Read more...

The BMI Stage at Lolla: A Retrospective


From News, posted 8.01.19. “I will always remember performing on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza. The energy was electric, so much fun and it was an amazing opportunity for me – it was my first festival performance as a solo artist!” – Bebe Rexha For fourteen years, BMI has been showcasing stellar lineups of promising… Read more...

Indie in the Windy City: The BMI Stage at Lollapalooza 2019


From News, posted 7.09.19. Now in its 14th consecutive run, the BMI stage is back at Lollapalooza this year with an incredible line-up that showcases our impressive roster of on-the-rise talent from all over the indie spectrum. From the infectious funk of Just Loud to the colorful pop of Roy Blair, and from the chill… Read more...

BMI Partners With Project Decibel to Protect Musicians’ Ears


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...

BMI Brings Bold, New Talent to Lollapalooza 2017


From News, posted 6.21.17. A time-tested launch pad to success for artists such as Chance the Rapper, Halsey, and Lady Gaga – this year’s BMI stage at Lollapalooza has its own share of rising stars. From August 3 to August 6, the BMI stage will light up with performances by 26 spectacular acts from the… Read more...

The BMI Stage Lights Up Lollapalooza 2016


From News, posted 8.02.16. The BMI Stage again made a strong showing at this year’s 25th annual Lollapalooza. Artists from the across the stylistic spectrum turned out in force, showcasing the immense talent of BMI’s singer-songwriters and thoroughly rocking Chicago’s nation of Lolla devotees. Particular highlights on this 11th edition of the BMI Stage included… Read more...

BMI Songwriter Helps Illinois Broadcasters Honor Neuhoff Media CEO


From News, posted 6.17.16. The Illinois Broadcasters Association recently (6/14) honored radio industry leader Beth Neuhoff with their Broadcaster of the Year Award, and BMI was there to help pay tribute. Nashville-based BMI singer/songwriter Skye Claire was on hand at the awards ceremony to perform a few songs from her upcoming project as a way… Read more...

BMI is Ready to Rock Lollapalooza’s 25th Anniversary in Chicago


From News, posted 6.09.16. Lollapalooza 2016 is fast approaching and BMI is thrilled to announce an eclectic lineup of some of today’s rising stars for its annual BMI/Lollapalooza stage. From July 28- 31, beginning at 1:00 PM, festivalgoers can check out 24 of BMI’s most promising bands and songwriters from its roster of over 700,000… Read more...

A Conversation With David Broza


From News, posted 11.18.15. No one can say that Israeli folk-rock singer-songwriter David Broza doesn’t take his job seriously. His new album, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem, which is co-produced by the legendary Steve Earl, takes on the immense creativity among Israeli and Palestinian musicians in a time when so many other projects fail to bring the… Read more...

BMI Discusses the Legal Issues Behind Music Licensing with Chicago Restaurant Owners


From News, posted 8.31.15. BMI, in partnership with the Saper Law Office and the Illinois Restaurant Association, sponsored a session recently (8/26) in Chicago on music licensing with the aim of helping to educate restaurant and bar owners in the Chicago area on how to legally play music in their establishments. BMI’s Dan Spears discussed… Read more...

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