BMI Remembers Lisa Marie Presley

Posted in News on January 13, 2023

BMI is very saddened to learn of the death of Lisa Marie Presley, who passed away on Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 54. A talented singer/songwriter and music creator, the only daughter of the legendary Elvis Presley started her own career in the music business in the early 2000’s. Over the course of three albums, Presley distinguished herself as a vocalist and writer, evolving from pure pop to a rootsier, blues-based sound by her third LP, 2012’s Storm & Grace. She notably co-wrote hit songs such as “Lights Out,” “Now What,” and “To Whom it May Concern” that earned critical accolades and topped the charts.

Beyond her creative work, Presley was deeply dedicated to giving back. She chaired the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation (EPCF) to continue her father’s efforts towards community service. She was actively involved in the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Signature School initiative, recognizing U.S. public high schools for their outstanding commitment to music education. She immersed herself in relief efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005. In her birthplace of Memphis, Tennessee, Presley’s efforts as a humanitarian and philanthropist in raising funds and awareness of homelessness and literacy and her continued financial support of multiple charitable organizations earned her recognition from Tennessee governor Bill Haslam in 2011.

While preserving her father’s legacy, Lisa Marie Presley made her own mark on music. She will be greatly missed by her friends, fans and family at BMI.


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