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Michael O’Neill
President and Chief Executive Officer

Bio, Hi-Res Photo

BMI's Leadership Team


BMI Annual Review

Details of BMI’s 2014 financial results, along with an analysis of the musical trends and technological advances that helped make them possible.

Past years

How We Pay Royalties

Information about how BMI royalties are calculated and distributed are available our Royalty Policy Manual.

Awards & Honors

View details on BMI’s Awards as well as industry awards received by our songwriters, composers and publishers.

Meet The Team

Liz Fischer
  • Liz Fischer
  • Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing
  • Liz oversees BMI’s Corporate Communications and Marketing functions, including the company’s media relations strategy, advocacy communications, corporate and digital marketing and social media programs. She also ensures the consistent delivery and execution of BMI’s brand messaging across all platforms.
  • New York
  • 212-220-3160
Lauren Branson
  • Lauren Branson
  • Director, Public Relations
  • Lauren manages public relations activities in Nashville along with national press campaigns for Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI). She is responsible for creating and implementing the public relations strategies for many of the company’s wholly owned and sponsored songwriter-based events, including BMI’s Country and Christian Awards shows, BMI No. 1 Parties, Austin City Limits Festival, LouFest, SXSW and the Key West Songwriter’s Festival.
  • Nashville
  • 615-401-2737
Marlene Meraz
  • Marlene Meraz
  • Director, Public Relations
  • Marlene manages LA, Miami and Puerto Rico regional public relations activities for songwriter/affiliate events, BMI awards ceremonies and media relations in the California region and other surrounding markets, along with national PR campaigns.
  • Los Angeles
  • 310-289-6325
Jamil Walker
  • Jamil Walker
  • Director, Public Relations
  • Jamil manages public relations and corporate communications activities in New York City and other key markets, including Atlanta, Chicago and Austin, along with national press campaigns. He oversees external communication for BMI’s many offerings, such as songwriter/composer events, award ceremonies and educational seminars that underscore BMI’s mission as an advocate for music creators. Jamil also contributes editorial content to
  • New York
  • 212-220-3143


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