BMI Hosts Second Publisher Takeover With Casey Beathard, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde

Pictured (L-R): BMI’s Jody Williams and David Preston, BMI songwriters Luke Dick, Casey Beathard, Jeff Hyde, Little Louder Music’s Arturo Buenahora, and BMI’s Mason Hunter. Photo: Steve Lowry

BMI and PNC Bank hosted the second installment of four Publisher Takeovers slated for the summer on July 18 with hit songwriters Casey Beathard, Luke Dick and Jeff Hyde of Little Louder Music.

Before the round began, BMI’s Jody Williams, Mason Hunter and David Preston presented the three songwriters with their coveted “Million-Air” awards, which are reserved for songs that have reached one million plays. In order to reach this milestone and receive an award, the song would have to be played back-to-back for an average of six years. Between the three songwriters, the number of spins they received certificates for totaled the equivalent of 125 years of continuous play.

The next Publisher Takeover will take place on BMI Nashville’s Creative Patio on August 15.

Luke Dick at the BMI Publisher Takeover. Photo: Steve Lowry

Veteran songwriter Casey Beathard performs at BMI’s Publisher Takeover. Photo: Steve Lowry

Jeff Hyde performs during the BMI Publisher Takeover. Photo: Steve Lowry

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