Drake Set To Headline BMI’s Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase in ATL

DrakeBMI is gearing up for their 13th annual Unsigned Urban Showcase next month, and announced this week a major headliner: Drake.

The annual event features a combination of the recording industry’s eminent stars and most-promising unsigned talent, and takes place in Atlanta every year.

In addition to Drake, the evening’s host will be singer Lloyd, while music will be provided by DJ Ruckus and new ATL group Travis Porter will also grace the stage.

Previous performers included Lil Wayne, NAS, and Trey Songz.

Aspiring artists were encouraged to apply for the opportunity to perform. Pulled out of the 700 submissions received, four finalists will be announced soon to compete in front of a panel of music industry heavyweights, including top executives, artists, producers, managers and attorneys.

The winner will receive an array of prizes (the ’09 prizes included studio time, a trip to the BMI Urban Awards, a photo shoot and much more). Last year’s unsigned winner, Est. 80 (formerly 718) are currently in the studio working on their Capitol Records debut.

This year, things go down at the Havana Club on April 20th, beginning at at 10 p.m. The festivities are open to the public, with tickets available for $29.95 at TicketAlternative.com.

For more info, visit BMI.com.

  1. Why? I just don’t get it. My opinion. Nice to hae one – can’t wait to see the movie death at a funeral. Tracy ain’t funny though cop out was terrible.

  2. Dj Ruckus is Repp’n 401 … providence, Rhode Island …. my hometown …. we call HIM mr. 401

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