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BMI Hosts Luncheon for Isaac Hayes and David Porter

Posted in News on July 16, 2008
Pictured at the conference are (l-r): Conclave Board member Jerry Boulding, BMI’s Dan Spears, Conclave Board member Tony Garcia, Conclave Board Chairman Tim Kelly, David Porter, Isaac Hayes, BMI’s Mark Barron, and Conclave Executive Director Tom Kay.
Pictured at the conference are (l-r): Conclave Board member Jerry Boulding, BMI’s Dan Spears, Conclave Board member Tony Garcia, Conclave Board Chairman Tim Kelly, David Porter, Isaac Hayes, BMI’s Mark Barron, and Conclave Executive Director Tom Kay.

BMI presented a special luncheon at the Conclave’s annual Learning Conference, held June 28 in Minneapolis, in honor of award-winning BMI songwriters Isaac Hayes and David Porter. The duo, who together penned most of their hits at the Stax label in the ’60s, including such classics as “Soul Man” and “Hold On! I’m Coming,” and who also wrote material for Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, the Soul Children and others, discussed the craft of songwriting and reminisced about their illustrious career. The Conclave’s annual gathering attracts broadcasters from around the country.