BMI Announces SXSW 2017 Line-Up Including a Headlining Performance From Ryan Adams

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Continuing a more than 30-year presence at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is proud to announce a series of showcases highlighting songwriting’s best throughout the week, capped with a headlining performance by GRAMMY nominated singer-songwriter Ryan Adams at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on Friday, March 17th. 

The BMI & SAG-AFTRA event will also feature Portland-based rock band Summer Cannibals, Los Angeles indie trio Cherry Glazerr, Austin singer-songwriter Emily Wolfe and Nashville garage-rocker Ron Gallo before Adams takes the stage for a two-hour set in support of his new album, Prisoner, which recently debuted at a career high #3 on the U.S. album chart. Doors are at 6:30PM with opening performances beginning at 7:45PM.

See below for BMI’s complete SXSW line-up and for more information, go to

Tuesday, March 14th- 6:00-8:00PM
BMI’s Howdy Texas Party- The 17th annual party, held at STUBB’S, will be presented by AT&T FiberSM and Deep Eddy with AT&T and Breckenridge Bourbon as supporting sponsors and will feature performances by Ron Pope, Langhorne Slim and Valerie June.  (Invite only)

Wednesday, March 15th- 2:00-6:00PM
YETI/BMI Day Party-  Some of BMI’s most buzzed-about Americana and indie songwriters including Dan Luke and The Raid, Colony House, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, Jonny P, Brent Cobb and Paul Cauthen will perform at YETI’s Flagship Store in Austin. (Invite only)

Thursday, March 16th- 8:00PM-12:00AM

BMI PRESENTS: SONIDOS ALTERNOS- Nea Agostini, Gustavo Galindo, Victoria La Mala, Madame Récamier, PJ Sin Suela and 2017 GRAMMY Award-winner, iLe will be showcasing Latin music from around the globe at The Townsend. (SXSW badge required)

Friday, March 17th- 10:30AM-1:30PM
BMI/AT&T FiberSM Acoustic Brunch presented by SunTrust Bank-  An eclectic line-up of some of BMI’s most-promising songwriters including Vera Blue, Michael Blume, Brayton Bowman, Devin Dawson, Cory Harper, morgxn and Caitlyn Smith will perform on the back lawn of the Four Seasons.  AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Deep Eddy Vodka, and YETI are supporting sponsors. (Invite only)

ABOUT BMI: 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 12 million musical works created and owned by more than 750,000 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.‘s Facebook page.

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