The Living Legends Foundation honored BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton on November 15 at the Highline Ballroom in New York for her talent and significant contributions to the recording industry. Brewton directs all writer/publisher relations activities in BMI’s Atlanta office, including signing new writers to the company, creating showcases, developing songwriting programs, and producing the annual BMI Urban and Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards. Additional honorees included Clarence Avant, iconic music executive and Ken Johnson, Vice President of Programming for Cumulus Broadcasting.
Sidney Miller, Board member of the Living Legends Foundation and publisher/founder of Black Radio Exclusive (BRE), commented, “Catherine is that rare executive who can handle the business but go beyond and develop a personal relationship with the artists she supports. She truly cares for her artists and that is, I believe, what has made her one of the most important executives in our industry — that impressive network of close, honest and deep relationships with her artists.”
The Living Legends Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1991, dedicated to the recognition, perpetuation and preservation of urban radio and music industry legends.