May 17, 2011

Hit Shuffle: The BMI Stage at ACL Fest 2011

NASHVILLE, May 17, 2011 - Once again, BMI will pour homegrown cool and indie-bred heat into the eclectic mix at the 10th Annual Austin City Limits Music Festival, slated for September 16-18 in Austin, Texas. Nestled in a shady Zilker Park corner, the BMI stage is a perennial favorite, where crowd surfing is harmoniously followed by two-stepping. Texas’ rich artistic melting pot will be represented by Gary Clark, Jr., Patrice Pike and MilkDrive, while Ha Ha Tonka, Kurt Vile and the Violators, and Bobby Long showcase the multi-regional scope of contemporary music’s roots renaissance. Texas transplants Seth Walker and Tyler Bryant, as well as The Kingston Springs, Leroy Powell, Courtney Jaye and Chancellor Warhol, will reflect Nashville’s deepening talent pool, while Jon Pardi and Hudson Moore offer radio-ready honkytonk, and Beardyman brings sounds from across the pond.

BMI’s stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival exemplifies the organization’s continued dedication to fostering auspicious new talent. BMI’s layered approach to songwriter development comprises educational, creative and promotional opportunities, including the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre, Jason Blume Songwriters’ and Jazz Composers Workshops; 8 off 8th, Pick of the Month and Acoustic Lounge showcase series; and stages at premier festivals including Lollapalooza, South By Southwest, the Key West Songwriters Festival and the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Hudson Moore (Austin, TX)

Ha Ha Tonka (Springfield, MO)

Bobby Long (New York, NY)

Beardyman (London, UK)

Gary Clark, Jr. (Austin, TX)

Tyler Bryant (Nashville, TN/ Dallas, TX)

The Kingston Springs (Nashville, TN)

Jon Pardi (Nashville, TN)

Chancellor Warhol (Nashville, TN)

Patrice Pike (Austin, TX)

Milkdrive (Austin, TX)

Seth Walker (Austin, TX)

Courtney Jaye (Nashville, TN)

Leroy Powell (Nashville, TN)

We Are Augustines (Austin, TX)

About BMI
Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI), a global leader in rights management, is an American performing right organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in all genres of music and more than 6.5 million works. BMI has represented the most popular and beloved music from around the world for 70 years. The 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. BMI songwriters and composers were the most celebrated creative voices in awards presentations and on the charts during the past year, accounting for almost two-thirds of the Grammy Awards and dominating other key awards and honors presentations across all genres of music.

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