SOURCE: Broadcast Music, Inc.

Broadcast  Music, Inc.

October 06, 2015 12:16 ET

Broadcast Music, Inc. Re-Elects Six Members to Board of Directors

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - October 06, 2015) - Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, has re-elected six members of its Board of Directors during the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today at BMI's office in Nashville, TN.

The following Board members have been elected to new four year terms: Paul Karpowicz, current Chairman, BMI Board of Directors and President, Meredith Local Media Group; Susan Davenport Austin, Presiding Director, BMI Board of Directors, Vice Chairman, Sheriden Broadcasting Corporation, and Senior Managing Director, Brock Capital Group LLC; Craig Dubow, retired Chairman, President and CEO, Gannett Co., Inc.; Philip Jones, former Chairman, BMI Board of Directors and past President, Meredith Corporation Broadcast Group; Virginia Hubbard Morris, Chairman & CEO, Hubbard Radio, LLC and Vice President, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.; and Neil Smith, President, GNS Media, LLC.

Continuing in their terms on the Board of Directors are: Michael O'Neill, President and CEO, BMI; Caroline Beasley, EVP and CFO, Beasley Media Group, Inc.; Amador Bustos, President and CEO, Bustos Media Holdings, LLC; Michael Fiorile, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dispatch Broadcast Group; Bill Hoffman, President, Cox Media Group; Catherine Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Radio One, Inc.; Jerome Kersting, former President, Tribune Broadcasting and past EVP/CFO, Clear Channel Radio; Dave Lougee, President, TEGNA Media; Steven Newberry, President and CEO, Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation; Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network; and Jack Sander, former Chairman, BMI Board of Directors and retired Vice Chairman, Belo Corporation.


Celebrating 75 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, 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 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 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, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook page.