BMI is proud to support the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), which opened in Nashville on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hosting a socially distant ribbon-cutting ceremony with a small number of museum board members, staff, elected officials and community leaders. BMI Executive Director, Creative, Nashville, Shannon Sanders, attended the historic opening virtually. Sanders serves on the museum’s advisory board while BMI Vice President, Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton, is a NMAAM board member. Both will be instrumental in providing photos from the BMI archives for a new boardroom within the museum.
The 56,000-square-foot museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving and celebrating more than 50 music genres and styles that were created, influenced or inspired by African Americans, including spirituals, blues, jazz, gospel, R&B, and hip-hop. With more than 1,500 artifacts, objects, memorabilia and clothing, along with state-of-the-art technology, each of the museum’s seven galleries is designed to share a different narrative and a unique perspective on African American music and history.
For additional details about the museum, updates on when tickets will become available, as well as COVID-19 precautions, visit www.NMAAM.org.