BMI often times host knowledge-base events for the general public totally free of charge and encourage those seeking to enter the music industry to maximize on these events by meeting and greeting some of the industries key movers and shakers as well as increasing ones knowledge of the business. BMI and MEISA (Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association - Georgia State University) hosted the most recent event in Atlanta, Georgia on February 18th, 2010 with number turnout.
The event’s facilitator/moderator was Catherine Brewton, VP Writer-Publisher Relations BMI and lists of the industry panelist were:
- Leotis Clyburn, Senior Director, Creative, EMI Music Publishing
- Kurt Denny, Clubhouse Productions
- Juan Madrid, VP Urban A&R, Warner Chappell
- KeKe Smith, EVP of Publishing and Production, 8th Grade Music Publishing & BME Recordings
- DJ Toomp, Super Producer/Zone Boy Productions (Kanye West, Jay-Z, T.I., Young Jeezy, Ludacris)
Panelist BMI Music 101 Publishing
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Key question and answer the panelist wanted the audience to take from the event.
Q. How do you find a good music publisher?
A. Songwriters Association & Relationships – Relationships was the highlight of the evening. The panelist wanted to drive home the importance of this word (relationship). If by chance you have encountered a relationship in the business, honor the relationship that opened the door of your career or could possibly open the door. Travel through the chain of that relationship with respect so as not to blacklist you and your efforts.