BMI Names Paul Corbin VP, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville

Posted in News on October 15, 2000

C. Paul Corbin, former Vice President/General Manager, Music Industry Development at CMT/Viacom, has been named Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville at BMI. The announcement was made today by Frances W. Preston, President & CEO of the performing rights organization. Corbin replaces Roger Sovine who announced his retirement last week.

"Paul is very well known in the Nashville music community as an all-around entertainment executive," Preston said in making the announcement. "His work in both the music and music television arenas give him a solid perspective of the opportunities available to our songwriters and publishers."

  Corbin, who will begin working at BMI in early December, has been part of the TNN/CMT operation for the past 17 years. From 1983 to 1994, he was Director of Programming at TNN before assuming his most recent post. In the course of his career, he served as Executive Producer on more than 100 music specials for both TNN/CMT and Public Broadcasting. He won an Emmy Award in 1979 for "Debut," a special featuring members of the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra.

Corbin is a member of the Board of Directors of NARAS and a newly elected trustee of that organization. He is serving his third year on the Grammy Awards Show Committee and is an immediate past president of Leadership Music. He is past chairman and president of the Country Music Association's Board of Directors and is chairman of the TV (Awards Show) Committee. He is also a trustee and immediate past president of the Mid-South Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

A native of Eureka, CA, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Humboldt State University and attended graduate schools at the University of Kansas and Boise State University.



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