BMI President Del Bryant To Retire
May 3, 2013 at 6:31 AM (PT)
BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. (BMI) Pres./CEO DEL BRYANT has announced his retirement, to take effect in JUNE 2014.
BRYANT has been with BMI for over 41 years and will continue to serve as a consultant for the company from his hometown of NASHVILLE -- where he plans to relocate.
BRYANT said, "I've been privileged to lead this company I love, one of the world’s greatest music companies. I began my career with BMI in 1972 and after four decades with the company and 10 years as CEO, I’m excited to be moving back to my hometown of NASHVILLE where my family and I will build a farm on beautiful land purchased by my folks with money earned from their BMI catalog." BRYANT’s parents, BOUDLEAUX and FELICE BRYANT are known as NASHVILLE’s "first professional songwriters," having written hits including "Bye Bye Love," "All I Have To Do Is Dream," "Wake Up Little SUSIE," "Love Hurts" and the state song of TENNESSEE, "Rocky Top."
BMI’s board of directors have formed a committee to choose BRYANT’s successor. "I look forward to working with the board during the transition period, and to supporting the company as a consultant after retiring as CEO," added BRYANT.