September 23, 2008
Del R. Bryant, Amador Bustos, Philip Jones and Cecil L. Walker Re-Elected To BMI Board
NEW YORK, September 23, 2008 – Del R. Bryant, President & CEO, BMI, New York, NY; Amador Bustos, President & CEO, Bustos Media, LLC, Sacramento, CA; Philip A. Jones, Mission Hills, KS; and Cecil L. Walker, former Chairman & CEO, Gannett Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA; were re-elected to the Board of Directors for Broadcast Music, Inc. at the company’s annual shareholder meeting, held today in Nashville, TN. Jack Sander, former Vice Chairman of Belo Corporation in Dallas, Texas, was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Bryant, Bustos, Jones and Walker were re-elected to terms that will expire in 2012.
Continuing in their terms on the board of directors are: N. John Douglas, President/CEO, AIM Broadcasting, LLC, Palo Alto, CA; Catherine L. Hughes, Founder & Chairperson, Radio One, Inc., Lanham, MD; Jerome L. Kersting, Executive Vice President, Tribune Company, Chicago, IL; Virginia Hubbard Morris, Vice President, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., St. Paul, MN; Mark Pedowitz, President, ABC Studios, Burbank, CA; G. Neil Smith, President, GNS Media, LLC, Liberty, SC; K. James Yager, CEO, Barrington Broadcasting Group, LLC, Hoffman Estates, IL; Susan Davenport Austin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation and President, Sheridan Gospel Network, New York, NY; Craig A. Dubow, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Gannett Co., Inc., McLean, VA; Kenneth J. Elkins, President & CEO, Pulitzer Broadcasting and Senior Vice President, Broadcasting, Pulitzer Publishing Co. (retired), St. Louis, MO; Paul Karpowicz, President, Meredith Broadcasting Group, Rocky Hill, CT; and Frank Melton, Mayor, City of Jackson, Jackson, Mississippi.
Founded by a group of leading broadcast executives in 1939, BMI is an American performing right organization that represents more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and publishers in all genres of music, with a repertoire of more than 6.5 million musical works from around the world. The U.S. corporation collects license fees from businesses that use music, which it then distributes as royalties to the musical creators and copyright owners it represents.
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