HoriPro Entertainment Group, with its BMI-affiliated publishing company Sixteen Stars Music, celebrates its 10th anniversary in Nashville this year.
Among its current songwriting staff are BMI-affiliated Jerry Reed, Woody Mullis, Mike Geiger, John Ramey, Deborah Berwyn, Vickie Hopper, Jody Harris and Alan Laney. Hori's father founded the Tokyo-based parent company of the Nashville office; the company also maintains operations in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles.
Gathered for a congratulatory luncheon in Nashville are (l to r) HoriPro Entertainment Group President Bob Beckham; songwriter Mike Geiger ("Hillbilly Shoes"); BMI's Harry Warner; Hori-Pro Vice President, Music Publishing and Information Systems Kaz Hori; songwriter John Ramey ("A Man Holding On To A Woman Letting Go"); HoriPro Entertainment Group Vice President/Creative Director Ronnie Gant; and writer/artist Ray Stevens ("Everything Is Beautiful").
Photo by Kay Williams