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BMI Stage at Lollapalooza

The third day of the BMI Stage at Lollapalooza gets underway with GRAMMY Award-winner Grace Weber, a go-to collaborator of Chance the Rapper and Kanye West. Soul standout DAVIE, who has been praised for embodying the passion and vitality of the genre, hits the stage next, followed by the female fronted rock’n’roll duo BONES (UK) and the infectious beats of fast rising electronic producer Melvv. Introspective alt-pop singer/songwriter morgxn promises to bring his trademark lyrical authenticity to the stage before Australian songstress Vera Blue closes out the day with her blend of folk/pop and moody electronica.

For more information on the BMI Stage, please visit, www.bmi.com/lollapalooza and follow @BMI on Twitter for updates on your favorite acts. To join the conversation, use #BMILolla.

BMI STAGE SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th

GRACE WEBER | 1:00-1:40pm

“A talented artist who knows how to move you and your body with soulful grooves and real AF lyrics.” – Okayplayer

GRAMMY Award-winner Grace Weber is a star on the rise. An accomplished singer/songwriter, Weber collaborated with Chance the Rapper and Kanye West, co-writing and singing on “All We Got,” the opening track of Chance’s GRAMMY-winning Coloring Book. Her singles, “More Than Friends” and “Elated,” shot to the top of Spotify’s charts, and her performance at SXSW was compared to a “religious experience” byNylon. Beyond her flourishing success, Weber is the cofounder of The Music Lab, Inc, a non-profit organization that provides free music education, career preparation and performance programs to high-school students in her hometown of Milwaukee.

DAVIE | 2:10 – 2:50pm

“There are many types of musicians; some look good, some move good, some are great songwriters, some are great singers. DAVIE is all of these. He has a sound that fits next to the biggest names in contemporary R&B and that can hang comfortably with the giants of the genre’s past, all the way back to his hero, James Brown.” – Ticketmaster Insider

Inspired by the passion of vintage soul and the emotional uplift of gospel, New Jersey native DAVIE cut his musical teeth singing in churches in a traveling gospel band. His vocal prowess led him to Los Angeles, where he found work singing back-up for artists like Chris Brown, Cee-Lo Green and Childish Gambino. But it wasn’t until he went back to the churches of his youth that he found the key to unlock his own path. His debut EP, Black Gospel Vol.1, is filled with both Davie’s fiery spiritual passion and the celebratory energy of contemporary R&B, making the euphoria his songs can generate palpable.

BONES (UK) | 3:20 – 4:00pm

“This is Trent Reznor-level cool. BONES is doing the whole damn thing, middle fingers to the sky and in full control of their work. Rock on.” —NYLON

To hear them explain it, British duo BONES (UK) is “leading the charge of taking rock’n’roll firmly into the 31st century.” Comprised of vocalist Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Van Den Berg, the band has already racked up some serious cred to back up their claim. After hearing an early gig by the duo in London’s Camden Town, rock legend Jeff Beck asked Bones and Van Den Berg to collaborate—as both co-writers and players—on his 2016 album Loud Hailer. After gaining a massive following off of singles “Beautiful is Boring” and “Girls Can’t Play Guitar,” it’s easy to see why they have caught the attention and toured with the likes of: Highly Suspect, Band of Skulls, KOOKS, PVRIS, Skunk Anansie and Miyavi.

MELVV | 4:30 – 5:10pm

“[Melvv] has been thrilling listeners with his jazzed-up dance music for years now…continuing to cement his status as a dynamic provocateur.” – Dancing Astronaut

Melvv is the artist project of Milwaukee, WI producer/DJ Jeffrey Melvin. He started producing music at age 12 after being inspired by a video of Daft Punk’s 2007 Paris concert. Melvv is currently signed to Atlantic Records and has a new EP releasing in the fall, which he will be performing at his Lolla Set.

MORGXN | 5:40 – 6:20pm

“Morgxn captivated fans with his infectious pop musicality that’s expertly infused with deeply personal, complex yet relatable lyrics. It’s in this honesty, vulnerability, and authenticity that morgxn’s music resonates and connects with his legion of fans.” -Ones to Watch

morgxn, at age 8, became the youngest member of the Nashville Symphony Choir, and at age 9 penned his fist song “I’ll Always Be There for You.” morgxn decamped from Nashville to Los Angeles, in order to find “space to think, breathe, and be with myself.” While at a party he was asked if he wanted to meet Stevie Nicks, who sagely told the young songwriter, “You have to keep moving. This world will walk all over you if you don’t just keep going.” This advice changed morgxn’s life and his career. His debut album inspired by loss, Vital, is filled with cascading synth-scapes and cool beats, celebrating the emotional complexities of the human condition. His breakout single, “Home,” has earned nearly 7 million Spotify streams, and even inspired a partnership with The Covenant House, a charity for young runaways.

VERA BLUE | 6:50 – 7:30pm

“There are many things we can be grateful to Australia for…but topping the list must be new alt-pop queen Vera Blue, who is undoubtably on the path to world domination.” – Paper Magazine

Vera Blue is an Australian singer/songwriter who started off playing acoustic folk music before adding lush, sultry electronic elements to broaden her sound. The results are sometimes gentle, sometimes ferocious and always show-stopping, with her commanding vocals front and center. After some crucial collabs with artists like Illy and Slumberjack, she released her EP Fingertips in 2016, followed by her debut album Perennial the following year. Response to both her recorded work and live shows have been rapturous.

ABOUT LOLLAPALOOZA:

Launched by founder Perry Farrell in 1991 as a touring festival, Lollapalooza remains an innovator in festival culture 27 years later. Lollapalooza was the first festival to bring together artists from a wide range of musical genres on one bill, it was also the first to travel, the first to expand to multiple days, the first to introduce a second stage, the first to blend art and activism, the first to offset its carbon emissions, the first to put electronic dance music artists on the main stage, the first to create family friendly programming, the first to make its home in an urban city center and the first to expand internationally.

Lollapalooza has grown into an annual world-class festival in Chicago (2005), as well as culturally rich countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and France. Lollapalooza is one of the premier destinations both for music fans in the United States and abroad. The festival expanded to four days in 2016 in celebration of 25 years and continues to bring fans four full days of music and over 180 bands on 8 stages. In 2017 Lollapalooza brought in over 245 million dollars in local economic impact and has brought in over 1.2 billion dollars in total locally, since 2010.

Lollapalooza is produced by Perry Farrell, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and C3 Presents.

ABOUT BMI:

Celebrating over 77 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. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.

LOLLAPALOOZA

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), the global leader in music rights management, is thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s BMI Stage at Lollapalooza. From August 2nd – August 5th, 24 sensational artists on-the-rise will make their mark on the legendary stage, continuing its reputation for showcasing the industry’s future superstars. This year’s roster features an eclectic offering of musical acts ranging from emerging pop songstress Madison Beer and R&B sensation R.LUM.R, to the electronic lullabies of Vera Blue and the ever-evolving sound of John Splithoff.
Fan favorites such as Halsey, Bebe Rexha, Lady Gaga, Chance the Rapper, X Ambassadors, Cage the Elephant, A R I Z O N A, and more have all played BMI Stage before finding fame. Known as the place for music discovery and star-making sets, this year’s stage is no exception.
“The star power that has graced the BMI Stage is unparalleled,” said Samantha Cox, Vice President of Creative, New York. “Over the past thirteen years we have established a history of curating incredible new music experiences and giving audiences a first look at tomorrow’s headliners.”
For more information on the BMI Stage, please visit,www.bmi.com/lollapalooza and follow @BMI on Twitter for updates on your favorite acts. To join the conversation, use #BMILolla.
BMI is proud to present and sponsor stages at C3 Presents’ music festivals: Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival (October 5 – October 7 and October 12 – 14). 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.

BMI STAGE SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2nd
Larkin Poe | 1:00-1:40pm
Wes Period | 2:10-2:50pm
FLETCHER | 3:20-4:00pm
Gashi | 4:30-5:10pm
Supa Bwe | 5:40-6:20pm
Madison Beer | 6:50-7:30pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3rd
Mainland | 1:00-1:40pm
nothing,nowhere. | 2:10-2:50pm
CKY | 3:20-4:00pm
Chase Atlantic | 4:30-5:10pm
Buddy | 5:40-6:20pm
R.LUM.R | 6:50-7:30pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th
Grace Weber | 1:00-1:40pm
DAVIE | 2:10-2:50pm
BONES (UK) | 3:20-4:00pm
Melvv | 4:30pm-5:10pm
Morgxn | 5:40-6:20pm
Vera Blue| 6:50-7:30pm
SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th
Morgan Saint | 1:00-1:40pm
Van William | 2:10-2:50pm
Mikky Ekko | 3:20-4:00pm
The Aces | 4:30-5:10pm
The Wrecks | 5:40-6:20pm
John Splithoff | 6:50-7:30pm
ABOUT LOLLAPALOOZA:
Launched by founder Perry Farrell in 1991 as a touring festival, Lollapalooza remains an innovator in festival culture 27 years later. Lollapalooza was the first festival to bring together artists from a wide range of musical genres on one bill, it was also the first to travel, the first to expand to multiple days, the first to introduce a second stage, the first to blend art and activism, the first to offset its carbon emissions, the first to put electronic dance music artists on the main stage, the first to create family friendly programming, the first to make its home in an urban city center and the first to expand internationally.
Lollapalooza has grown into an annual world-class festival in Chicago (2005), as well as culturally rich countries including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and France. Lollapalooza is one of the premier destinations both for music fans in the United States and abroad. The festival expanded to four days in 2016 in celebration of 25 years and continues to bring fans four full days of music and over 180 bands on 8 stages. In 2017 Lollapalooza brought in over 245 million dollars in local economic impact and has brought in over 1.2 billion dollars in total locally, since 2010.
Lollapalooza is produced by Perry Farrell, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and C3 Presents.
ABOUT BMI:
Celebrating over 77 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. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.

VERA BLUE RELEASES “LADY POWERS (FEAT. KODIE SHANE)”

VERA BLUE RELEASES NEW SINGLE LADY POWERS (FEAT. KODIE SHANE)

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FROM LADY POWERS | POWER LADIES REMIX EP, OUT APRIL 13

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March 9, 2017 ߝ Hollywood, CA ߝ Today, Vera Blue unveils a brand new version of her single Lady Powers featuring Atlantaߣs hip-hop maverick Kodie Shane: LISTEN HERE. Lifted from Lady Powers | Power Ladies Remix EP, out Friday April 13, the EP features four additional interpretations of Lady Powers by all-female producers TOKiMONSTA, Maya Jane Coles, Alice Ivy and Maria Marcus.

Adding new textures and life into Lady Powers, the Australian songstress tapped some of the most exciting local and international talent to take on the track, which originally appeared on her debut album Perennial [July 2017, Capitol Records]. The dreamy production from Alice Ivy, the lush additions from Californian TOKiMONSTA, the deep house meets disco vibes from Maria Marcus, to the after-party-3-am dubstep mix by award-winning Maya Jane Coles all compliment the Lady Powers (feat. Kodie Shane) single on the EP.

Vera Blue explains:

Lady Powers’ is about not having to use your sexuality to be respected as a woman and to be able to feel comfortable in your own skin without having to change for someone while knowing who you are, your worth and your strength. It’s hard sometimes, especially when you feel vulnerable. You can question who you are to try and suit the desires of another resulting in a loss of dignity and self-respect.

My friends empower and inspire me, giving me security and confidence to feel strong and worthy. As women we all have lady powers, but we shouldn’t have to use them to feel wanted or respected. We need to respect ourselves. In doing that, we have true lady powers other than just our bodies.

Similar thoughts are reflected by 19-year-old Kodie Shane about Lady Powers who says:

Feminism to me, is nothing more and nothing less than the belief in equality for women. I personally feel a responsibility to demonstrate to that we girls have the Power to not only gain equality for women but all sectors of society.

I’m super excited to be a part of Vera Blues Lady Powers because it hits home with me. I feel that so many girls in my generation don’t quite understand their power and I wake up every day hoping to shed light on how far Being You and using your God-given power can take you!

One of Atlantaߣs freshest, fiercest, and fieriest voices, Kodie Shane offers a fresh take on hip hop, with tightly-wound rhymes, clever lyrics, and ear-worm melodies over buoyant, genre-blurring beats that have become her calling card. She has garnered praise from The Fader, Pitchfork, Complex, Noisey, Paper, NYLON, and more.

Having been reviewed by British rock legend Liam Gallagher for his Weekly Music Corner and chosen numerous times by world renowned choreographer Brian Friedman for his dance class performances, Lady Powers has already received international attention.

Perennial debuted #6 on the ARIA Album Chart and amassed a GOLD ARIA single with Hold, a triple j Album of the Year nomination, a Top 10 triple j Listeners Album of 2018, and an ARIA Award Nomination for Best Pop Release. In total, Vera Blues music has been streamed over 80 million times from singles such as Hold, Mended, and Regular Touch. Stateside, Vera Blue performed her first sold out headline shows with the likes of PAPER Magazine claiming the Sydney artist is undoubtedly on the path to world domination.

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VERA BLUE TO JOIN JACOB BANKS FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

SHARES COVER OF “FEEL GOOD INC.” BY THE GORILLAZ FOR 1 MIC 1 TAKE

October 5, 2017 — Hollywood, CA — Rising Australian singer/songwriter Vera Blue will join Jacob Banks for the first half of his upcoming North American tour dates starting in November. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

 Along with the tour announcement, Vera Blue also shares a special cover of “Feel Good Inc.” by The Gorillaz for 1 Mic 1 Take, performed and recorded in the legendary Capitol Studios: WATCH HERE

The tour will kick off November 2 in Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy and hit cities in the U.S. including San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Nashville. Full routing can be found bellow. This will be Vera Blue’s first U.S. tour since releasing her debut album Perennial earlier this year. Check out her single “Mended” HERE.

Recorded between Los Angeles and Sydney, Perennial was written with longtime collaborators Andy and Thom Mak (Boy & Bear, Bertie Blackman) and produced by Andy Mak and executive producer Grammy-nominated founder of Deep Well Records Adam Anders. The release of Perennial with sold-out headline shows in Australia. Stay tuned for more to come from Vera Blue.

TOUR DATES W/ JACOB BANKS:

11/2 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy

11/3 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium

11/4 San Francisco, CA The Independent

11/6 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

11/7 Seattle, WA The Crocodile

11/10 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre

11/11 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

11/13 El Paso, TX Low Brow Palace

11/16 Dallas, TX Three Links

11/17 Houston, TX House of Blues – Bronze Peacock Room

11/18 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa

11/20 Nashville, TN High Watt

VERA BLUE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM ‘PERENNIAL’ OUT JULY 21

June 15, 2016 — Hollywood, CA — Unstoppable singer-songwriter Vera Blue will release her debut album, Perennial, on Friday, July 21 [Capitol Records/Deep Well Records]. Preorder will be available Friday, June 23. Today she also shares the new video for her current single “Mended“: WATCH HERE.
An intensely personal album, Perennial traces the circular pathways between love and loss across its 12 tracks. The album is arranged into three chapters, which chronologically trace the development of Vera Blue; from her very first week writing, raw after the breakdown of a relationship, towards a place of renewed strength and vivacity. Included on the album is first single “Private,” with currently over 2.2 million streams worldwide, and “Mended.” The new album introduces a fully-formed Vera Blue, seamlessly synthesizing her folk past with a bold, electronic pop future.
“‘Perennial’ is a term for plants that come back year after year, and I like to relate that to memory, feelings and emotions,” says Vera Blue. “It’s what the record is all about; relationships can be very cyclical, or never-ending, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s just part of life.”
Directed by one of Australia’s most exciting emerging artists Cloudy Rhodes, the powerful “Mended” video is a celebration of love and womanhood. Cloudy explains, “I wanted to make a film where we witness the triumph of a young woman rising-up to the experience of love. I wanted Vera to be the protagonist of the film who falls from the night sky, out of the darkness into the light – her falling is a metaphorical representation of ‘falling in love.’ ‘Mended‘ to me is all as about the female experience and that’s what I tried to convey through the visuals in this clip.”
Perennial track listing:
1.       First Week
2.       Give In
3.       Regular Touch
4.       We Used To
5.       Said Goodbye To Your Mother
6.       Private
7.       Lady Powers
8.       Magazine
9.       Fools
10.   Overachiever
11.   Pedestal/Cover Me
12.   Mended
13.   Settle *
14.   Hold *
*Digital version only