BMI Sponsors ARChive Benefit

Posted in News on February 22, 2004
The ARChive of Contemporary Music, America's largest music library, hosted its annual benefit party at SOB's on February 11. The dance party, sponsored by BMI, featured DJ mixes by Mike D of the Beastie Boys, Fred Schneider of the B-52s, legendary producer Nile Rodgers, Carson Kressley from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" and Dr. John.

Guest DJ Dr. John (center) is seen here after his set with his manager Ed Gerrard, and BMI's Samantha Cox, Beka Callaway and J.W. Johnson

The ARChive of Contemporary Music, located at 54 White Street in New York City, is the largest popular music collection in the United States. It holds over 1.5 million sound recordings in addition to other materials connected to popular music and culture. Without the work of its founder, Bob George, much of this material would be lost or exist only in the hands of private collectors.

BMI's J.W. Johnson and David Sanjek congratulate ARChive of Contemporary Music Director Bob George

BMI supports the work of the ARChive to document and commemorate the work of America's songwriters so that future generations will be able to not only hear their material but also to examine the ways in which it has been distributed to the public.

BMI's J.W. Johnson and David Sanjek with guest DJ Nile Rodgers

Photos: Leslie Morgan

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