Al Bell To Chair Memphis Music Foundation
July 17, 2009 at 11:40 AM (PT)
The nonprofit MEMPHIS MUSIC FOUNDATION has elected music icon AL BELL as its new Chairman. Under BELL’s direction, the FOUNDATION will continue to provide education, strategic planning and promotional opportunities to the Memphis music industry.
BELL is best known as one of the key figures behind, and a co-owner of, STAX RECORDS during the latter half of the label's 19-year existence. "My tenure at the MEMPHIS MUSIC FOUNDATION will be focused on shining a bright light on MEMPHIS so the international community understands the assets we have here," he stated. "I want to focus on economic development and economic empowerment. I also hope to help demystify the music industry."