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BMI Members Get 10% Discount at Durango Songwriters Expo

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From News, posted 1.08.16. BMI is proud to be sponsoring the 11th Annual Durango Songwriters Expo/Santa Barbara Wine County, scheduled for February 25-27 at The Santa Ynez Valley Marriott near Solvang, CA. An unparalleled opportunity for networking and relationship building, this premier event will bring together songwriters, composers and music publishers with more than 40… Read more...


BMI to Showcase 21 Must-See Performers at Lollapalooza 2013

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From News, posted 6.10.13. Broadcast Music Inc. has revealed its lineup for the 20th annual Lollapalooza festival. Taking place August 2, 3 and 4 at Grant Park in Chicago, BMI’s stage will kick off performances at noon each day, setting the pace at the behemoth music festival. Attendees seeking rising stars head to the BMI… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Rachel Platten

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From News, posted 5.12.11. Beautiful, but not brazen. Passionate, but never preachy. Populist, but definitely not prosaic. New York City singer-songwriter, pianist and beatboxer Rachel Platten is by no means your average headliner-in-the making. Her Rock Ridge Music debut, Be Here, is a bewitching collection of 10 wise-beyond-their-years piano-driven pop songs that echo elements of… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Greylag

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From News, posted 5.12.11. Though still a young band, Greylag has been in the works for several years. Andrew Stonestreet and Daniel Dixon began collaborating from afar, after a chance meeting in Kentucky. Eventually they both moved to Portland, Oregon, and begin piecing together what would come to be known as Greylag, with the help… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Wake Up Lucid

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From News, posted 5.12.11. Since a fateful night in 2008, Wake Up Lucid has quickly burned its name into the rock and roll conscience of Southern California with an old school brew of savage blues, heavy rhythm, and the kind of down home sincerity long lost to corporate Nu-Metal, how-to-play-guitar videos, and ten thousand dollar… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: The Sheepdogs

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From News, posted 5.12.11. While most rock bands are all too focused on the riff, the Sheepdogs remember the importance of those other elements that make for great rock music: melody, harmony and groove. Their latest album, Learn & Burn, is a beautiful blend of power and imagination, ranging from ferocious rockers to southern boogie… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Vinnie Ferra

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From News, posted 5.12.11. LA-based indie/folk artist Vinnie Ferra began his career in 2009 when he decided to quit working in the music industry and pursue his passion for songwriting and performing. After spending about a year building a fan base in LA, Vinnie moved to Boston for four months to record his debut album,… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: A Million Pieces

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From News, posted 5.12.11. Fearlessly autobiographical songs, a scorching live show, and a genuine bond of brotherhood: Morgan Freed (lead vocals/guitar); Peter Vanderloos (guitar/vocals); Ryan Brown (bass) and Stephen Soss (piano and assorted instruments) are A Million Pieces. Although their debut self-titled EP (Scallywag Records) is A Million Pieces’ first outing as a unit, they… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Black Cards

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From News, posted 5.12.11. What do you get when you combine the far-reaching, eclectic musical interests of a Grammy nominated, multi platinum selling bassist and lyricist from Chicago and the pop vocals and Gwen Stefani-esque, Middle Eastern tinged delivery of a sultry New York? A combustible, all-access pass to Black Cards – the new project… Read more...


Indie Spotlight: Cheer Up Charlie Daniels

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From News, posted 4.08.11. Hailed as “Nashville’s most eclectic rock band,” Cheer Up Charlie Daniels roared onto the local scene in 2008, with ever-evolving stage shows and colorfully outlandish costuming. Their debut album, Live in ‘79, skillfully weaves outrageous front-man Neil O’Neil’s often playful, occasionally absurd, lyricism with stinging sock-hop style melodies to create a… Read more...


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