NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – November 23, 2015) – Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, has appointed Greg Ashlock and Rebecca Campbell to its Board of Directors, effective as of November 15, 2015. Mr. Ashlock is Executive Vice President of Operations, iHeartMedia USA, and President of iHeartMedia, Southern California. Ms. Campbell is President of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group.
Promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations for iHeartMedia in 2014 with responsibilities over broadcast, digital, mobile and social platforms, Mr. Ashlock also holds the position of President of iHeartMedia for Southern California, which is the largest radio market in the country. Prior to joining iHeart, which owns and operates more than 850 radio stations nationwide, Mr. Ashlock was General Manager, KFI, XTRA Sports and KLAC at Clear Channel Communications. Prio
r to that, he worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers overseeing corporate sponsorships.
Ms. Campbell was appointed President of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group in May, 2010, and has overall responsibility for the company’s eight local TV stations and their digital assets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. Previously, Ms. Campbell served as President and General Manager of WABC-TV in New York, the Group’s flagship station in the nation’s largest television market. Prior to her appointment there, she was President and General Manager of WPVI-TV, the ABC owned station in Philadelphia after joining the station as Program Director and later serving as Vice President of Programming.
In addition to these appointments, bmi recently announced that the following Board members were elected to new four year terms at BMI’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held in October: Paul Karpowicz, current Chairman, bmi Board of Directors and President, Meredith Local Media Group; Susan Davenport Austin, Presiding Director, bmi Board of Directors, Vice Chairman, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, and Senior Managing Director, Brock Capital Group LLC; Craig Dubow, retired Chairman, President and CEO, Gannett Co., Inc.; Philip Jones, former Chairman, bmi Board of Directors and past President, Meredith Corporation Broadcast Group; Virginia Hubbard Morris, Chair & CEO, Hubbard Radio, LLC and Vice President, Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc.; and Neil Smith, President, GNS Media, LLC.
Continuing in their terms on the Board of Directors are: Michael O’Neill, President and CEO, BMI; Caroline Beasley, EVP and CFO, Beasley Media Group, Inc.; Amador Bustos, President and CEO, Bustos Media Holdings, LLC; Michael Fiorile, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dispatch Broadcast Group; Bill Hoffman, President, Cox Media Group; Catherine Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Radio One, Inc.; Jerome Kersting, former President, Tribune Broadcasting and past EVP/CFO, Clear Channel Radio; Dave Lougee, President, TEGNA Media; Steven Newberry, President and CEO, Commonwealth Broadcasting Corporation; Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW Network; and Jack Sander, former Chairman, bmi Board of Directors and retired Vice Chairman, Belo Corporation.
Celebrating 75 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 more than 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 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 http://www.bmi.com, follow us on Twitter @bmi or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page.