August 21, 2013

BMI Announces the 8 off 8th Back to School Spectacular at Mercy Lounge

8 exciting up-and-coming Nashville bands to perform at this free event on August 26

Media Alert

Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, announces the lineup for this year's edition of 8 off 8th's Back to School Spectacular hosted at Mercy Lounge. The free event features eight exciting up-and-coming Nashville bands playing three-song sets to the public in an exhilarating, rapid-fire show.

Lauren Rantala
The Get Togethers
Scale Model
The Lonely Biscuits
The Wans
Vinyl Thief
Staying for the Weekend
Levi Ray

Monday, August 26, at 9pm

Mercy Lounge
One Cannery Row
Nashville, TN 37203

BMI’s involvement in 8 off 8th underscores the organization’s dedication to aspiring songwriters and artists in the early stages of their career, offering performance opportunities in unique settings, ranging from intimate showcases to slots on festival stages.

ABOUT 8 OFF 8th:
Presented by BMI, 8 off 8th is a weekly concert series showcasing the best rising talent Nashville has to offer. With each act performing three-song sets, beer specials and free admission, Mercy Lounge is the place to be in Music City on Monday nights.

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, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) Facebook page.

Media Contact:
Natasha Powell, BMI