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BMI Songwriters Play Key Role at Media Finance Conference

Posted in News on May 25, 2018
Pictured (L-R) before DAVIE’s performance at the MFM’s award ceremony are: BMI’s Dan Spears, Sinclair Broadcast Group SVP and CAO Dave Bochenek, Turner Broadcasting SVP and Deputy Controller Cindy Pekrul, BMI songwriter DAVIE, MFM Board Chair and Damon Strategic Consulting President Robert Damon, Bonneville International Corporate Controller Melissa Mitchell, MFM President and CEO Mary Collins and Manship Media CFO Ralph Bender.
Pictured (L-R) before DAVIE’s performance at the MFM’s award ceremony are: BMI’s Dan Spears, Sinclair Broadcast Group SVP and CAO Dave Bochenek, Turner Broadcasting SVP and Deputy Controller Cindy Pekrul, BMI songwriter DAVIE, MFM Board Chair and Damon Strategic Consulting President Robert Damon, Bonneville International Corporate Controller Melissa Mitchell, MFM President and CEO Mary Collins and Manship Media CFO Ralph Bender.

BMI music took center stage at a recent gathering of media financial executives in the Washington, DC area as BMI showcased two of its emerging singer-songwriters at Media Finance Focus, a three-day conference hosted by the Media Financial Management Association (5/21-5/23) at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. R&B crooner DAVIE and up-and-coming country artist Julia Cole both performed in front of the top financial executives from the radio, television and cable industries. DAVIE and his music appeared in a Wild Turkey International TV campaign with Matthew McConaughey, and his songs have been placed in EA Sports Madden NFL 18, as well as on ESPN and NBC network programming. Julia Cole, fresh off a stint on the current season of American Idol, was recently named one of CMT’s New Artist Discoveries.