August 27, 2008

BMI Sponsors 3rd Next BIG Nashville Sept. 10-14

Showcase Featuring MONA, Erin McCarley, Modoc, Courtney Jaye and Cary Ann Hearst Slated for Sept. 13

Press Release

WHAT: BMI will continue its support of indie pop/rock musical bender Next BIG Nashville by sponsoring the 2008 installment of the anticipated festival September 10-14 in Music City. Slated for Saturday, September 13, BMI’s showcase at Mercy Lounge will feature dynamic siren Cary Ann Hearst, quixotic honky tonker Courtney Jaye, charismatic indie rockers Modoc, aerial pop chanteuse Erin McCarley and disarmingly soulful rock hybrid MONA. The music kicks off at 8:30 p.m.

WHO: A grab bag of indie pop/rock thrills:
8:30 p.m. Cary Ann Hearst
8:45 p.m. Courtney Jaye
9:30 p.m. Modoc
10:15 Erin McCarley
11:00 p.m. MONA

WHEN: Saturday, September 13
        8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

WHERE: Mercy Lounge (1 Cannery Row), Nashville, TN, 37203

About Next BIG Nashville
Next BIG Nashville is the dynamic representation, and celebration, of a community in transition: a transition from a town known worldwide as the home of country music to a modern metropolitan city teeming with a diverse array of arts and industry - from professional sports franchises and international corporate headquarters to a bountiful and diverse community of music makers and music lovers. Now in its third year, Next BIG Nashville brings together the various components of the community from music business decision makers and associated artists to the city’s eclectic and active fanbase for a weeklong stint in the spotlight.

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About BMI
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI) is an American performing right organization that represents more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI’s most recent financial results, $839 million in performing right collections for its fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, were the highest for any copyright organization in the world. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for over 65 years. The non-profit-making U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.


Kay Clary / BMI
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