December 10, 2015
BMI Partners With Artist Growth For Artist Discovery Network ‘AG Accel’
BMI, Broadcast Music, Inc., the global leader in music rights management, has joined forces with Artist Growth to utilize AG Accel, their latest enterprise tool that captures artists’ self-reported tour data and “fills a void in the music industry” according to Billboard.
BMI will use AG Accel in a unique way – as a tool to better identify and spotlight their existing affiliates whose careers are beginning to show signs of traction. The announcement comes on the heels of Artist Growth teaming up with Caroline and SONY, both of whom use the data in an A&R capacity to identify new artists outside their networks.
“Entering into this agreement with Artist Growth is the next logical step in the integration of the app with our BMI Live program,” says Jody Williams, Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations Nashville. “We believe in the Artist Growth format and now there is a way for us to continue to monitor the success of BMI affiliated bands and artists in a way that previously did not exist. Now, when we are asked by industry gatekeepers which up and coming writers are buzzworthy, we can use the data to quantify this to other industry members.”
“It’s time that a formal process exists to provide artists with a direct channel to share their achievements with potential partners. BMI is at the center of the songwriting universe and we are proud to be working with them to ensure that artists have an outlet for proper recognition. Everyone should have the opportunity to get in front of investors, sponsors, and potential industry partners and BMI is helping us to expand this resource to new frontiers. We’re passionate about bringing this network to the industry, and believe that it will become an indispensible way for artists to connect with partners.”
Artist Growth previously partnered with BMI in 2012 for a ‘first of its kind’ software integration to streamline live performance royalty submissions for musicians through BMI Live, an innovative program designed to pay royalties to songwriters for live performances in bars, clubs, restaurants and other music venues. Through that partnership, BMI members signed up for BMI Live are able to submit their set lists for royalty payments as soon as they leave the stage via their Artist Growth app.
About Artist Growth
Founded in 2012, Artist Growth is the only cloud-based solution on the market today that offers managers and musicians the tools they need to comprehensively manage their career, so artists can spend more time on the music, and managers can focus more on the big picture. With a robust set of tools, covering Events, Tasks, Finances, Merchandise and Data Reporting, Artist Growth provides clients with a refined set of industry best practices for organizing, managing and analyzing information. Artist Growth is for musicians, managers, labels and other industry professionals looking to streamline their workflow and build their passion into a career. Learn more at http://www.artistgrowth.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 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 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.
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