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The Spotlight Shines on BMI Songwriters at Radio Show in Music City

Posted in News on September 27, 2016
Pictured (L-R) before iconic BMI songwriter Graham Nash’s performance are: RAB President and CEO Erica Farber, BMI songwriter and guitarist Shane Fontayne, BMI Senior VP of Licensing Mike Steinberg, BMI songwriter Graham Nash, BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and NAB EVP of Radio John David.
Pictured (L-R) before iconic BMI songwriter Graham Nash’s performance are: RAB President and CEO Erica Farber, BMI songwriter and guitarist Shane Fontayne, BMI Senior VP of Licensing Mike Steinberg, BMI songwriter Graham Nash, BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and NAB EVP of Radio John David.

BMI songwriters took center stage recently (9/20-9/22) as more than 2000 radio executives from across the country descended upon Nashville to attend the 2016 Radio Show and experience the sights and sounds of Music City. As part of the three day conference, BMI, along with HD Radio, sponsored the Artist Spotlight Series, which comprised of 9 separate performances by BMI artists. The annual conference kicked off with an opening night party highlighted by an appearance from LoCash, one of the hottest bands in country music. Not only did they perform their smash hit “I Love this Life,” but they also played “I Know Somebody,” which is currently climbing the country charts.

Day two brought an incredible performance from two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash. The iconic BMI songwriter performed songs from his critically acclaimed new album This Path Tonight, as well as sprinkling in some of his classic Crosby Stills and Nash hits. Other BMI performers in the Spotlight Series included Better Than Ezra front man Kevin Griffin, The Roosevelts, Modern Inventors, The Sisterhood, Kyshona Armstrong, Shannon LaBrie and Jonny P.

The Radio Show is a joint venture between the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Advertising Bureau.