Ray Yee is Assistant Vice President, Creative, Film, TV & Visual Media for Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at the Los Angeles office. In this position, Mr. Yee affiliates composers and music publishers to BMI, the largest global performing rights organization. He also provides service to BMI’s existing composers, songwriters and music publishers. Additionally, he works closely with music supervisors, agents and other members of the United States film, television and gaming industries regarding opportunities for BMI’s affiliates. Yee produces the annual BMI Los Angeles Charity Golf Tournament as well as the “Conducting for the Film Composer” workshop, along with other various outreach programs designed to educate and enhance the role of music in a myriad of ways.
Mr. Yee joined BMI in 1996 as an Executive Assistant with the Film/TV Relations Department. In 2001, he was promoted to the position of Director. Only four years later, in 2005, he was promoted to Senior Director followed by an additional promotion to Executive Director in 2008 within the same department of Film/TV Relations. As of 2012, he has been serving as Assistant Vice President, Creative, Film, TV & Visual Media at BMI.
Mr. Yee holds a Bachelors degree in English Literature from California State University in Los Angeles. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Education Through Music – Los Angeles, is a member of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, the Independent Feature Project, and formerly served on the board for the Hollywood Bowl Society. Some of the many composers Yee has worked with include Mark Isham (Crash, A River Runs Through It), Nathan Barr (True Blood, Hostel), Christopher Lennertz (Revolution, Horrible Bosses), Blake Neely (The Mentalist, The Pacific), Michael Andrews (Bridesmaids, Donnie Darko) and Cliff Martinez (Drive, Sex, Lies and Videotape), amongst others.