Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, today announced a series of key executive promotions within its Creative team. Barbara Cane, BMI’s Vice President of Creative, Los Angeles has been elevated to the newly-created role of Vice President, Worldwide Creative and Advisor to the EVP of Creative & Licensing. Samantha Cox has been elevated to Vice President, Creative, New York, and Tracie Verlinde has been named Vice President, Creative, Los Angeles. Mason Hunter has been elevated to Assistant Vice President, Creative, Nashville; and Wardell Malloy has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Creative, Los Angeles. These promotions are effective immediately.
In her new role, Cane will work together with BMI’s Creative executives, continuing her efforts supporting BMI’s songwriting community while cultivating essential industry relationships. She will also share her expertise in an advisory capacity to BMI Executive Vice President, Creative & Licensing, Mike Steinberg. Cane will be based in both Los Angeles and New York and will report to Steinberg.
In announcing Cane’s promotion, Mike O’Neill, President & CEO, BMI, commented, “Barbara’s reputation within the industry is unparalleled, and I have asked her to continue her work nurturing, developing and guiding BMI’s songwriters, but now from a global perspective. As one of my most trusted advisors, I know Barbara will also provide valuable counsel to Mike Steinberg, who will rely on her guidance and expertise as he navigates his new role leading BMI’s Creative team.”