On Thursday, August 3, Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) opens the bmi Stage at Lollapalooza with performances by six incredible acts. For the twelfth year in a row, the bmi Stage continues to be a hotbed of new music discovery among fans and the industry alike.
Day one opens with pop-soul singer, MAX, who has been featured on tracks by some of today’s hottest electronic artists including 3lau, Flux Pavilion, Whethan, and Sweater Beats. Next, progressive rapper and singer-songwriter Michael Blume will captivate the audience with his honeyed vocals and provocative lyrics, and the electropop beats of Gibbz will flood the speakers and have everyone dancing.
Later in the day, up-and-coming pop star Stanaj will bring his 90s R&B inspired pop-soul music to the stage, followed by A R I Z O N A’s colorful mix of alternative-pop and electronic-dance music. Finally, international sensation Atlas Genius will close out the day with their signature alt-rock sound.
bmi STAGE SCHEDULE – THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd:
MAX (1:00-1:40pm) has transformed from tween heartthrob to a sought-after collaborator who counts Pharrell and Pete Wentz as colleagues and friends. Known for his powerful acrobatic tenor, the pop-soul singer, actor & dancer released his debut album Hell’s Kitchen Angel in 2016 which included his hit single “Gibberish” featuring Hoodie Allen. The song’s success put MAX on the music industry’s radar where he was named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch, KISS-FM ’s Artist of the Week and Elvis Duran’s Artist of the Month. MAX’s current single “Lights Down Low” featuring gnash is climbing the charts and has garnered 100M streams across all platforms and entered the top 50 at Pop Radio. @Maxgschneider
Michael Blume (2:10-2:50pm) has been captivating listeners around the country with his unbridled passion and soul-baring rawness. With a sound that is difficult to categorize, Blume has created his own unique mix of R&B, neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, and electronica. As Earmilk put it, “Blume is and does all of these things.” His debut album was released last year to critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, ABC, Pigeons & Planes, Earmilk, Hilly Dilly, Popdust, OkayPlayer, PopMatters and more. Whether backed by his stripped-down, acoustic 5-piece band or his signature 11-piece band, his live performance shines as he blends unparalleled vocal prowess with evocative lyrics. @mblumemusic
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