Jim King Joins BMI As Sr. VP

James “Jim” A. King has joined BMI as Senior Vice President of Business Technology. From his base in the Nashville office he will be responsible for technology, operations, and product development, including Landmark Digital Services group. King was most recently with United Business Media, PR Newswire, where he was Senior Vice President, Audience Platforms, and Global Chief Information Officer.

At BMI King will report directly to Pres. and CEO Del Bryant. “Technology occupies a pivotal role for BMI,” explains Bryant. “Jim’s extensive experience in strategic planning and product platform development, including social media/mobile and data management, will be a strong asset to BMI. His knowledge of how rights need to be married to media systems and tracking data is the perfect fit for the needs of our songwriters and publishers in this increasingly digital world.”

King has held CIO, CTO, and COO positions with leading global information services, media and publishing companies including McGraw-Hill, Brightpoint, and Reed Elsvier PLC. He also has held leadership roles with top IT companies including Microsoft and AT&T Bell Labs. He is recognized as a leader in media, online and technology industries with more than 25 years of innovative strategic product development and business operations experience.

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