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Billboard Honors BMI’s Barbara Cane, Taylor Swift & Nicki Minaj at Women in Music Event

Posted in News on December 2, 2011
Pictured at Billboard’s Women in Music event are honoree Barbara Cane, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations & General Manager, Los Angeles office, BMI; Billboard Woman of the Year Taylor Swift; and BMI executives Jody Williams and Alison Smith.
Pictured at Billboard’s Women in Music event are honoree Barbara Cane, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations & General Manager, Los Angeles office, BMI; Billboard Woman of the Year Taylor Swift; and BMI executives Jody Williams and Alison Smith.

Billboard saluted the industry’s foremost women at its 6th annual Women in Music event, held December 2 at Capitale in New York. BMI’s Barbara Cane, who began working at the company in 1970 as a high schooler, was celebrated for her longtime leadership, mentorship, and many BMI achievements, alongside 39 other leaders, all dubbed the “top 40 executives in the music business today.”

Cane wasn’t the only woman making BMI proud at the luncheon: Taylor Swift was named Billboard Woman of the Year, while Nicki Minaj was tapped as Billboard’s Rising Star.

To learn more, read Billboard’s Women in Music cover story.

photo Billboard honored 40 female executives at its 6th annual Women in Music event, December 2 at Capitale in New York. BMI’s Barbara Cane, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations & General Manager, Los Angeles office, was recognized at the event as one of the most powerful and talented women in the music industry.  Pictured celebrating with Cane at the event are BMI’s Jody Williams, Brooke Morrow, Cane, Charlie Feldman and Samantha Cox.