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NABEF Honors Former BMI CEO Preston

NABEF Honors Former BMI CEO Preston

Frances Preston, retired president and CEO of Broadcast Music Inc. will receive the Guardian Award from the NAB Education Foundation at the seventh annual Service to America Summit on June 13 in Washington. This year’s award honors a person or organization committed to creating a protective environment for the creative community.
Preston has testified on Capitol Hill in support of creators’ rights. She was integral in the extension of copyright protection to older compositions through the Copyright Amendments Act of 1992, according to NABEF. While she retired from BMI in 2004, she continues to support the fight for legislation to assure fair compensation to the company’s more than 300,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers.
“Frances Preston has truly established herself as a ‘guardian angel’ for the creative community, fighting for decades to ensure that songwriters, composers and music publishers worldwide are adequately compensated for their efforts,” said NAB President/CEO Eddie Fritts.
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