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BMI Executive Director, Writer/Publisher Relations Wardell Malloy talks with Rodney Jerkins.

BROADCAST MUSIC, INC. HOSTED

“BMI CONVERSATIONS”

WITH PRODUCER/SONGWRITER/MUSIC SUPERVISOR RODNEY JERKINS IN LOS ANGELES

B L: Rodney Jerkins poses backstage.

roadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) hosted “BMI Conversations,” an in-depth, intimate discussion with GRAMMY-winning producer turned music supervisor, Rodney Jerkins. Held at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, the conversation delved into Rodney’s extensive career, from his early days growing up in a musically driven household, to his work with artists like Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Brandy and Michael Jackson, and now to his newest venture as music supervisor for the hit-show Empire on FOX. Speaking with BMI’s Executive Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, Wardell Malloy, Rodney shared insights of his triumphs and struggles from classical musical as a cure for writers-block to his days as The Dark Child and more. The evening concluded with a Q&A with the audience. ABOUT BMI: Celebrating over 76 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast

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L to R: BMI’s Marshall Sims, Wardell Malloy and Catherine Brewton pose with Rodney Jerkins. Photo: Chelsea Lauren for BMI.

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 bmi.com, 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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