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For Immediate Release
BMI Partners With iBiquity Digital On New Music Initiative 
“HD Radio Artist Spotlight” To Feature Charlie Worsham, Jon Pardi, Ashley Monroe, Due West and Muddy Magnolias As First Artists
July 30, 2014—Nashville, TN – BMI has partnered with iBiquity Digital, the developers of HD Radio Technology, on a new music initiative called the “HD Radio Artist Spotlight.” The program was created to help elevate up-and-coming artists and grow established acts with tour support out on the road, connecting them with local HD Radio stations and creating new experiences for fans.  The HD Radio Experience enables radio stations to create new broadcast channels, HD2/HD3, which are the perfect outlets for new music discovery. The initial artists involved in the program’s rollout are Charlie Worsham, Jon Pardi, Ashley Monroe, Due West, and Muddy Magnolias.
The relationship between BMI and iBiquity Digital has grown from their partnership in successful music events including the Key West Songwriter Festival, CMJ Music Festival, SXSW, Crested Butte Songwriter Festival, as well as artist promotions.  The new program expands the brand and partnership between the two organizations and will open up opportunities for other business partners to join the program.  Alpine Electronics was the first to join the program and is currently part of the team supporting Charlie Worsham on this summer’s Brad Paisley tour.
"iBiquity Digital has been an outstanding partner of BMI through their support of our songwriter festivals and broadcaster events,” says Mason Hunter, BMI Executive Director-Strategic Partnerships & Business Development. “Their participation in these events has raised awareness to the creative community and music consumers about the exciting advancement of digital radio and the HD Radio Experience. The HD Radio Artist Spotlight furthers our relationship by providing another avenue for talents like Ashley Monroe, Jon Pardi, Charlie Worsham, and others to be heard and connect with Country Music fans!"
Joe D’Angelo, Senior Vice President of iBiquity Digital adds, "We're excited to be expanding our relationship with BMI and their very talented artists in this new partnership.  This is an opportunity to further connect the creative community with local digital broadcasters and expand music discovery through broadcast radio.  HD Radio Technology provides broadcasters an additional opportunity to introduce new artists to their listeners through unique programming on HD2/HD3 channels.  We couldn't be more excited to kick-off the HD Radio Artist Spotlight Program. Write On!”
For more information, be sure to visit www.bmi.com or www.hdradio.com
Photos (l-r): Charlie Worsham backstage with iBiquity's Joe D'Angelo ; Jon Pardi and Muddy Magnolias sign HD Radio Artist Spotlight partnership with BMI's Mason Hunter; Ashley Monroe with BMI's Clay Bradley
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ABOUT BMI:
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 8.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 600,000 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. (BMI) Facebook page.
About iBiquity Digital Corporation:
iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio™ Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new and unique FM content via HD2/HD3 channels, crystal-clear sound and data services on both the AM and FM bands – all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Piscataway, NJ. For more information, please visit www.hdradio.com and www.ibiquity.com.
Media contact:
Taryn Pray
taryn@tarynpraypr.com or 615.948.7474
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