BMI invaded Brooklyn on October 20 with its CMJ showcase at Bar Matchless. The line-up included seven promising acts: progressive pop artists, Debutaunts; indie upstarts Lesands; raucous rockers White Belt Yellow Tag; Tennessee natives Heypenny; pop-rock-soul group Whale Tooth; experimental rock quintet Vanaprasta; and electro-punk band, Deluka. PHOTOS: RAY TAMARRA

Backstage before BMI's CMJ showcase are (from left) Samantha Cox, BMI’s Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations and Beth Laird BMI’s Director of Writer/Publisher Relations; Vanaprasta’s Taylor Brown, Dmytryk, Steven Willkin, Ben Smiley and Collin Desha; Casey Robison, BMI’s Director of Writer/Publisher Relations and Brandon Haas, BMI’s Associate Director of Writer/Publisher Relations.

Heypenny performs for the enthusiastic standing room only audience at BMI’s CMJ showcase October 20.

Rabid music fans and industry taste makers alike get a lesson in rock music from White Belt Yellow Tag, performing at BMI’s CMJ showcase.

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