Country singer Triston Marez is the first songwriter added to the new Austin roster of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). The performing rights organization announced the opening of its new creative office in Austin in a press conference with Texas governor Greg Abbott in March. Marez’s EP That Was All Me was released in January, and he continues to tour throughout the state.
“It’s rare that you find an artist who has made such an impact in such a short amount of time. Making an impact in Texas is a great barometer for success,“ says Mitch Ballard, Senior Director, Creative, Austin. “Triston is not only a great songwriter; he’s incredibly hard working. Every bit of his success can be attributed to a great combination of talent and determination. We are thrilled to welcome him to the BMI family.”
A Houston native, Marez’s EP debuted in the top five on the iTunes country chart. Since its release on Jan. 25, the singer-songwriter has reached a combined one million streams on all platforms. His new single, “Darlin’,” has surpassed 50,000 streams in two weeks.
“It is quite an honor to be a part of the BMI family and the first artist signed to the roster at the new office in Austin, Texas; the state that I call home,” Marez said. “The team at Torrez Music Group and I have worked very hard to get the momentum we have today and knowing we have BMI on board, who have supported and impacted the growth and success of many artists from Texas who I look up to, is a great feeling. I truly am thankful for everyone at BMI, including Mr. Ballard, for giving me this opportunity.”
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