October 19, 2007

2007 BMI CMJ Showcase press release


Press Release

NEW YORK, October 9, 2007 – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the U.S. performing right organization representing over 350,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, has announced the performers at the 2007 BMI-sponsored CMJ Music Marathon Festival showcase on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. A diverse line-up of talent will hit the stage at Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton St), continuing CMJ’s 27-year history of celebrating new music first.

The line-up includes melodic quartet Barcelona; explosive lyricist Team Goldie; hook-laden Northern Room; and piano ingénue Brooke Waggoner. BMI, Yep Roc Records and Redeye Distribution are also co-sponsoring day parties with live-band performances from 12-6 p.m., October 18-19 at Mo Pitkin’s (34 Avenue A).

BMI continues its association with the CMJ Music Marathon Festival by hosting an information booth October 16-19 at the Exhibit Area, Tech Fair & Lounge, located at the Puck Building (295 Lafayette St). Scheduled to appear Thursday, October 18 between 12-4pm are Island/Def Jam recording artist Laura Warshauer, and recording artist Ross Copperman.

The schedule for the BMI-sponsored CMJ Marathon Music Festival is as follows:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 – Arlene’s Grocery

7:30 p.m. – Your Blackstar: The Louisville, Ky., trio makes lush, atmospheric music that washes over you, pounding your chest and overwhelming your senses with searing guitars, pulsing bass and crackling drums.

8:15 p.m. – Brooke Waggoner: Combining swooping strings and awe-inspiring piano runs, Waggoner conjures old-school artistry while creating her own sound.

9:00 p.m. – Team Goldie: The singular frontman has the ability to successfully combine hip-hop lyricism, glass-shattering beats, and pop-infused hooks without offending purists.

9:45 p.m. – Northern Room: Armed with a phenomenal live show, vintage keyboards, and hundreds of melodies, Northern Room will leave an indelible impression on the music scene.

10:30 p.m. – Tacks the Boy Disaster: This Austin quartet’s combination of art-pop and lush production will make you get up and do something rarely seen at shows – dance.

11:15 p.m. – Barcelona: What began as a solo project a few years ago has matured into the four-piece, piano-driven, melodic indie-rock machine of Barcelona.

12:00 a.m. – The Silent Years: Heavily influenced by Elliot Smith, Jeff Buckley, Flaming Lips and Sunny Day Real Estate, the Silent Years are combining sweet-as-candy melodies with eardrum-piercing, full-on noise.

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 350,000 songwriters, composers and publishers in all genres of music. For more than 65 years, BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world, a vast repertoire that includes more than 6.5 million works. The non-profit-making corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.