From sinewy Latin grooves to lilting acoustic pop to full-throttled rock, BMI’s showcases at 2019’s edition of the South By Southwest Festival put the spotlight on songwriters from across the musical spectrum. Enjoy these highlights from the week down in Austin, featuring LIILY, Just Loud, Chloe Lila, Katie Pruitt, Robert Ellis, Ray Benson, Katie Schecter, Wafia, Republican Hair, Jackie Venson, Alih Jey, Cimafunk, Mahya Veray Y Su Trama, SYML, Taylor Janzen, YOLA, Illiterate Light, Lily & Madeline and so much more.
Celebrating over 76 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 nearly 13 million musical works created and owned by more than 800,000 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.