June 26, 2014
BMI To Showcase 21 Must-See Performers At Its Lollapalooza Stage August 1-3
Betty Who, Wallpaper, Johnnyswim, Bebe Rexha and Vic Mensa among BMI bands & singer-songwriters assembling in Chicago for a riveting three-day lineup of performances
NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 – Broadcast Music Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, representing more than 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, is proud to present the performers on its 2014 Lollapalooza stage. Running August 1, 2 and 3 at Grant Park’s Hutchinson Field in Chicago, Ill., BMI’s stage will kick off performances at 12:00 p.m. each day, setting the pace at the behemoth music festival.
Festival-goers seeking rising stars and a bucolic respite from the Chicago heat flock to the BMI Lollapalooza stage, known for emitting soulful sounds, acoustic balladry and pop-rock rhapsodies from a variety of singer-songwriting acts. Performers on this year’s BMI stage range from the indie pop melodies of Betty Who to the no-nonsense party music purveyors Wallpaper; the swagger of Chicago native Vic Mensa; and the rogue rock collective Highly Suspect. The lineup will provide a blend of sounds, reflecting Lollapalooza’s wide-ranging approach in offering attendees performances that are unique and remarkable.
“C3 Presents continues to curate an explosive menagerie of talent each year at Lollapalooza, and BMI is excited to partner with them again to present a slew of noteworthy bands on our sponsored stage,” said Charlie Feldman, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations. “Our Lollapalooza stage has been a superstar soothsayer: Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Chance The Rapper, Cage the Elephant and American Authors have all delivered stellar performances on the BMI stage before achieving mainstream success.”
Below is the schedule for the BMI-sponsored Lollapalooza stage:
Friday, August 1
Highly Suspect: 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Of Verona: 1:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Dugas: 2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Johnnyswim: 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Bebe Rexha: 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Cash Cash: 5:40 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Vic Mensa: 6:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 2
Charlie Hirsch: 1:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Desert Noises: 2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
The Last Internationale: 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wallpaper: 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
JoyWave: 5:40 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Royal Blood: 6:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 3
Plastic Visions: 12:00 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Space Capone: 1:10 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Fly Golden Eagle: 2:10 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Crass Mammoth: 3:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cardiknox: 4:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
Betty Who: 5:40 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.
Bronze Radio Return: 6:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
BMI is proud to present and sponsor stages at C3 Presents’ music festivals: Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival (October 3-5, 10-12). BMI’s partnership with these elite festivals is designed to offer more prime showcasing opportunities to its songwriters, a distinct priority of the organization. For more information on Lollapalooza, please visit www.lollapalooza.com; for information on the Austin City Limits Music Festival, visit www.aclfestival.com.
Celebrating 75 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, 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 8.5 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 http://www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page.
Jamil Walker – BMI