BMI Pitches In For Flood Relief At Nashville Rising
June 23, 2010 at 10:42 AM (PT)
BMI has announced the creation of a two-part campaign designed to help rebuilding efforts after the flood that devastated MIDDLE TENNESSEE last month. The campaign was unveiled by BMI President & CEO DEL BRYANT and BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, NASHVILLE JODY WILLIAMS during CURB/NASHVILLE artist TIM McGRAW and wife, WARNER BROS./NASHVILLE’s FAITH HILL’s “NASHVILLE RISING: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery,” held JUNE 22nd at BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE. BMI operates on a non-profit making basis, representing more than 400,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, many of whom live and work in MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
BMI along with its NASHVILLE-based subsidiary LANDMARK DIGITAL SERVICES, has partnered with the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE to create the BMI FLOOD RELIEF FUND, a donation-matching program within which BMI will match up to $50,000 of contributions from individuals and businesses. BMI has also donated an additional $50,000 to the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION to assist with the organization’s immediate recovery work.
WILLIAMS said: “All of us at BMI realize what a privilege it is to live here and be part of this community. Everybody here knows somebody who was devastated by the flood. NASHVILLE has friends all over the world, and the match program has been designed so that anyone can contribute, from anywhere.”
Donations to the BMI FLOOD RELIEF FUND are being accepted through JULY 31st, and may be made through www.bmi.com. All contributions are fully tax-deductible.
For more on the COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, visit www.cfmt.org.