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BMI Sponsors Kaua`i Music Festival

Posted in News on June 16, 2003
BMI was a proud sponsor of the 1st annual Kaua`i Music Festival, a four-day celebration of the art of songwriting. The Festival, which took place June 1-4 on the island of Kaua`i in Hawaii, gave aspiring songwriters the opportunity to learn and improve their craft under the tutelage of some of the best songwriters in the world. The multi-faceted event featured seminar style instruction for small groups of songwriters in a variety of settings, as well as lectures and panel discussions by top music professionals.


Jeff Cohen, Hugh Prestwood, BMI's Charlie Feldman, Jesse Harris, Lisa Loeb, Lamont Dozier, BMI's J.W. Johnson, Peter Zizzo, Rich McSheehy (President of the Kauai Music Fest), (kneeling) Dweezil Zappa, and Russ Titelman

Some of BMI's hottest songwriters attended this unique event, including Lamont Dozier, Hugh Prestwood, Frank Myers, Lisa Loeb, Jesse Harris, Jeff Cohen, Kara DioGuardi, John Cruz and Peter Zizzo. Others in attendance included producers Russ Titelman, David Tickle, Dweezil Zappa, attorney Nick Ferrara, and Stephen Finfer of TVT Music Publishing. Dates for next years event will be announced soon.


Stephen Finfer, Russ Titelman, and Lamont Dozier


Peter Zizzo, Kara DioGuardi

Kara DioGuardi, and Jeff Cohen


Dweezil Zappa, Stephen Finfer, and Lisa Loeb


Kara DioGuardi, Lamont Dozier


BMI's Charlie Feldman, Kara DioGuardi, and Russ Titelman