January 17, 2013
Broadcast Music, Inc. Launches New Brand Campaign to Reflect Industry Leadership, Innovation and Rich Heritage
NEW YORK, NY—January 17, 2013 – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the leading global music rights organization, launched a new corporate positioning campaign today focused on its leadership, heritage and innovation within the music industry. The new campaign will be featured in print and online publications and launch from MIDEM, the annual international music industry conference in Cannes, France.
The goal of the new positioning campaign is to raise awareness of BMI’s corporate identity and capabilities within the evolving music and entertainment business and to reflect its enduring commitment to music creators throughout generations. The creative elements of the campaign feature a refreshed logo and slogans; Write On, Powered By, and Valuing Music Since 1939; underscoring the Company’s values and contributions to the entertainment industry. The new visual identity will be used for marketing purposes and will be phased in communication initiatives. It does not replace the current corporate BMI logo.
Del Bryant, President and Chief Executive Officer of BMI commented, “For decades, we’ve been devoted to building the value of music on behalf of our songwriters, composers and music publishers while nurturing and maintaining relationships with licensees. While celebrating our heritage as a leading performing rights organization, this new campaign underscores our mission and commitment to valuing music and managing the rights associated with it now and in the future – wherever music is played. Our focus on innovation and lasting relationships with our affiliates and licensees has helped identify and cultivate so many talented writers and composers. I am excited about the future of the industry and continuing our leadership mission.”
Richard Conlon, Senior Vice President of BMI commented, “This is a pivotal time in the rapidly evolving music sector and a good occasion to tell the BMI story as we approach our 75th year of operation. Our new campaign highlights BMI’s powerful brand equity as a trusted rights broker and as an advocate and forward-thinking organization known for valuing music. Today more than ever we are pleased to continue our work managing the creative economy across all genres of music and across sectors in the digital landscape and beyond.”
BMI’s campaign logo includes a symbol that resembles a red spark. The logo represents the spark of creativity, a play on the original logo of the 40’s, which used an asterisk to indicate a spotlight on the writer. The goal is to create an association between the spark
and BMI’s corporate identity. Ads in the campaign include photos by legendary rock and roll photographer Danny Clinch. BMI used Delevante, a full-service creative agency that specializes in all disciplines of advertising and design, for the new campaign.
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in more than 7.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 550,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites span all genres of music and are consistently among the most- performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Facebook page.