June 18, 2013

BMI Supports AthFest 2013 With Showcases Featuring New & Established Local Talent

Media Alert

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, supports the 15th annual Athens Music and Arts Festival (AthFest 2013) with showcases and events featuring new and established BMI talent. On Saturday, June 22, BMI presents the Slushfund Day Party along with Paste Magazine and Red Hare Brewing Company, featuring performances by emerging local talent. That same evening, BMI will present an official Athfest 2013 showcase at the 40 Watt, featuring established Athens artists.
Slushfund Day Party
  Danny Grady (Injected)
  The Head
  The Electric Sons
  The Empties
  Thayer Sarrano and Friends

Official Athfest 2013 Showcase at the 40 Watt Presented by BMI
  Sons of Bill

  Saturday, June 22
  Slushfund Day Party: 1pm-6pm
  Official Athfest 2013 Showcase: doors at 9pm; show at 10pm

  Slushfund Day Party at Little Kings
  223 W. Hancock Avenue
  Athens, Ga.
  BMI Presents at the 40 Watt
  285 W. Washington Street
  Athens, Ga.
BMI’s involvement underscores the Organization’s overall advocacy for songwriters and the value of music. BMI is focused on nurturing and sustaining relationships with emerging and established musical creators across all genres of music, through industry seminars, workshops, panels and showcases.
The Athens Music and Arts Festival is a highly acclaimed event held annually in historic downtown Athens, GA, a town long renowned for its thriving music scene. For the past 15 years, AthFest has used the festival to showcase the best in regionally and nationally recognized Athens-based talent. For more information, visit: http://athfest.com/.
Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music.  BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers.  The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Facebook page.
Media Contact:
  Natasha Powell, BMI
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