See @jemcooke perform live at #iluvlive Manchester 30.04.14 at The Roadhouse Manchester, UK 7:30 PM - 12:00 AM. Visit for more info. #jemcooke #uk #theroadhouse #writeon #bmilondon

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PARALLAX to perform at #ILUVLIVE Manchester 30.04.14 at The Roadhouse Manchester 7.30 PM–12:00 AM.
Click the link in our profile for more information and to purchase tickets. #parallax #uk #theroadhouse #writeon

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.@KristinDiable performs at the Historic New Orleans Collection during French Quarter Festival in #NOLA. #FQFest (Photo by Erika Goldring) #bmifamily

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Get Tweeting!!! Hear directly from 2014 #Grammy Award winners @lasantacecilia on their upcoming projects, #advice for #songwriters and other burning topics as they take over our #Twitter (@bmi) today at 4PM EDT (1PM PDT)!

Here’s how to join in:
1. Follow @bmi on Twitter.
2. Tweet your question to @bmi before or during the live Q&A on Tuesday, April 8, between 4PM and 4:30PM EDT.
3. Use the hashtag #AskLSCecilia in your question.
4. Make sure your question is concise and specific.
5. The band will respond to your questions from BMI’s Twitter handle.

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TONIGHT! Join us at the @MercyLounge as some of #Nashville’s top bands like Frances and the Foundation (@samanthafrancess) battle it out for our Road to #Bonnaroo competition! Winner gets a coveted spot at this year’s @bonnaroo. Follow #Rd2Bonnaroo on #Twitter for live updates from the event. Did we mention it’s FREE?! Details on

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The lovely @MarshaAmbrosius poses for a photo with BMI’s Byron Wright (@ThaWrightWay). Her new EP “Fvck and Love” is avail now! #writeon #BMIATL

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Prolific composer Mychael Danna to Receive Richard Kirk Award at 2014 BMI #Film & #TV Awards. #BMIFilmTV #writeon

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#SolCat to perform at Monday night’s #Rd2Bonnaroo at the @mercylounge. Check out the full lineup on #Nashville #BMINashville #Bonnaroo #Roo14

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#Indie Spotlight | Vinyl Pinups

What started in Nashville as a casual college dorm room collaboration between Khara Lord and Brennen Aerts years ago has flourished into Los Angeles-based electronic pop duo Vinyl Pinups. The pair create infectious, optimistic songs evoking images of summer, beaches and better times. Their summery, irresistible debut single, “Gold Rays,” even recently caught the ear of Ryan Seacrest — who debuted the music video on his television program in the dead of winter. vinylpinups

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#Indie Spotlight | Nova Albion

San Francisco-based quartet Nova Albion takes their title from the name Sir Francis Drake gave the territory that eventually became California, a land of endless opportunity and exploration. The quartet certainly treats their music that way - playing as party rock band Music for Animals for the last nine years only to decide to pause and completely reinvent themselves. They already have the chemistry and collective songwriting process down from their MFA days, but the precision and heart in their new material demonstrates considerable growth and huge potential for a future in the pop-rock world if their upcoming full length keeps up the precedent set with the excellent Nature EP.

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#Indie Spotlight | Dead Times

Los Angeles based trio Dead Times routinely lists Marvin Gaye and J Dilla among their influences. The seemingly incongruous pairing works though, and helps dissect what exactly is happening in the experimental R&B tunes the three have been churning out the past few years. With more recording in the works, they’ll have everybody grooving by the end of 2014. 

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#Indie Spotlight | Cheerleader

The bedroom project of longtime friends Joe Haller and Chris Duran has left the house to finally be shared with the world. The now-quintet’s breezy, well-produced indie pop music offers both the catchy melodies to land on the blogosphere’s summer playlists and the lyrics to give it staying power. The group has only released three songs, but that small demo resulted in attention from premier music magazine NME and MTV, as well as a slew of showcases at SXSW in Austin last month. 

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#Indie Spotlight | Beat Connection

Creatively combining traditional instruments, dreamy vocals and walls of synthesizers, Seattle trio Beat Connection is incredibly versatile. Garnering attention from tastemakers like Pitchfork and the Guardian’s “New band of the day” feature over the past couple of years, Beat Connection are poised for a huge 2014 with an extensive tour and new record in the works.

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5 days ‘til #Rd2Bonnaroo Rd. 3! See @plasticvisionsmusic play at the@mercylounge 4/7. Full lineup on #plasticvisions #bonnaroo #roo14 #bminashville #nashville

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Mark your calendars! The 2014 #BBMAs will air LIVE May 18th at 8/7c on ABC. Follow @OfficialBBMAs on Twitter for breaking news.

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