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BMI Partners With Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Present a Panel on Music Licensing

Posted in News on October 8, 2015
Members of Nashville’s Latin Community and the BMI team pause during the meet and greet for a group shot.
Members of Nashville’s Latin Community and the BMI team pause during the meet and greet for a group shot.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, for the third consecutive year BMI proudly partnered with the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) to reach out to Nashville’s Latin community about the service BMI provides to songwriters, composers and publishers and the businesses that use their music. This year’s theme, which focused on licensing the performing right of copyright holders to businesses, sparked a lively discussion among the diverse audience of creative and business professionals. Held at BMI’s Nashville office on October 7, panel participants included BMI Vice President, Operations & Financial Analysis, Jose Gonzalez; BMI Vice President, Sales, Licensing, Brian Mullaney; BMI singer/songwriter Rachel Rodriguez and former Latin jazz radio personality and musician, Sipho Dumasane, who all took questions from the crowd. Moderated by BMI composer and publisher Stacy Widelitz, additional topics stemming from the primary discussion about music licensing included the benefits of BMI Live, a program that pays royalties to BMI songwriters when they play their songs live in clubs, festivals and other public venues.