NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 31, 2017) - Michael J. Fiorile, Chairman and CEO of the Dispatch Printing Company & Chairman and CEO of Dispatch Broadcast Group, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today in New York City. Fiorile was most recently Vice Chair of the BMI Board. He succeeds Paul Karpowicz, President, Meredith Local Media Group, who was elected Presiding Director at the meeting.

Mr. Fiorile joined the BMI Board in 2010. He also serves as a member of the following Boards: CBS Television Affiliates Board (Past Chair), the Television Bureau of Advertising (Past Chair), National Association of Broadcasters, Television Operators Caucus and the Broadcasters Foundation of America.

Also at today's meeting, the following Board members were re-elected: Dave Lougee, President, TEGNA Media; Mike O'Neill, President & CEO, BMI; and Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network. In addition, Jack Sander, former Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors and retired Vice Chairman, Belo Corporation, will continue his tenure for another two years as Honorary Director.

Continuing in their terms on the Board of Directors are: Greg Ashlock, President, West Division, iHeartMedia Markets Group; Susan Davenport Austin, former Chairman, BMI Board of Directors; Vice Chairman, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation and Senior Managing Director, Brock Capital Group LLC; Caroline Beasley, CEO, Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.; Amador Bustos, President & CEO, Bustos Media Holdings, LLC; Rebecca Campbell, President, ABC Owned Television Station Group and ABC Daytime; Craig Dubow, Retired Chairman, President & CEO, Gannett Company, Inc.; Bill Hoffman, Consultant, Cox Media Group; Catherine Hughes, Founder & Chairperson, Radio One, Inc.; Philip Jones, former Chairman, BMI Board of Directors and past President, Meredith Corporation Broadcast Group; Jerry Kersting, former President, Tribune Broadcasting and past EVP/CFO, Clear Channel Radio; Ginny Morris, Vice President, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. and Chair & CEO, Hubbard Radio, LLC; Steven Newberry, President & CEO, Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation; and Neil Smith, President, GNS Media, LLC.


Celebrating over 77 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in nearly 12 million musical works created and owned by more than 750,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI's repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit, follow us on Twitter @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.'s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI's The Weekly and receive our e-newsletter every Monday to stay up to date on all things music.

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