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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...


BMI Announces SXSW 2017 Line-Up Including a Headlining Performance From Ryan Adams

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From News, posted 3.02.17. Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, BMI is proud to announce a series of showcases highlighting songwriting’s best throughout the week, capped with a headlining performance by GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Friday, March 17.  … Read more...


BMI Latin Returns to SXSW 2016 With a Kaleidoscope of Styles at BMI Acoustic Latin Sounds Showcase

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From News, posted 3.21.16. One of the highlights of this year’s SXSW 2016 was BMI’s Acoustic Latin Sounds Showcase, which was held on Friday, March 18 at Departure Lounge in Austin, TX. BMI’s Latin team brought back the successful showcase which gives a platform to a diverse array of Latin music, including Latin pop, rock,… Read more...


BMI Hosts Annual Film/TV Dinner at 2016 SXSW

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From News, posted 3.15.16. BMI’s Film/TV department held its annual dinner on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Cantina Laredo during the SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Guests included some of BMI’s most in-demand composers, a who’s who of indie filmmakers, and other notable members of the Film/TV industry. The dinner allowed invited guests to take… Read more...


BMI Storms the Stages at SXSW 2016

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From News, posted 3.14.16. Ask your nearest rabid music fan what March means, and you’re bound to get a shout-out to SXSW. Now into its third decade of band-breaking and taste-making, this pivotal Austin festival is known for showcasing the best and brightest new acts from across the indie spectrum. For 2016, BMI is incredibly… Read more...


Fil Eisler Takes on Scoring ‘Newtown’

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From News, posted 3.10.16. When he was younger, Fil Eisler dreamed of being a rock star as so many young musicians do. He came very close to that dream, working with esteemed artists including Ryan Adams and Kylie Minogue. But a funny thing happened on the way to the stadium — Eisler carved a niche… Read more...


BMI Gets Into the Act With Unforgettable Performances and Not-to-Be-Missed Events at SXSW

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From News, posted 2.23.16. BMI songwriters are ready to blow the doors off venues at SXSW with the return of BMI’s renowned indie rock and Latin showcases, unstoppable acts at Lambert’s Day Party, welcoming and farewell performances at the Austin airport, and a very special performance by the one and only Iggy Pop! In addition,… Read more...


BMI Wraps Up SXSW 2015

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From News, posted 3.31.15. In 1986, BMI was the first performing rights organization to sponsor a showcase at SXSW, and ever since then we’ve ramped up our presence, offering more and more opportunities for BMI songwriters to perform and gain valuable experience on our stages and from our panel discussions. This year, our signature Bar… Read more...


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Mar 19 2017 SXSW 2017: Austin, TX
Mar 18 2017 SXSW 2017: Austin, TX
Mar 17 2017 BMI and SAG-AFTRA present Ryan Adams at ACL Live at the Moody Theatre @ SXSW
Mar 17 2017 SXSW 2017: Austin, TX
Mar 16 2017 BMI presents SONIDOS ALTERNOS @ SXSW
Mar 16 2017 Music & Commerce: Licensing Music for Social Media @ SXSW: Austin, TX
Mar 16 2017 Mentor Session @ SXSW: Austin, TX
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