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BMI Honors Xperi’s Joe D’Angelo With Ambassador Award

He leads Xperi’s global radio services with a focus on HD Radio

Performance rights company Broadcast Music, Inc. has presented its Ambassador Award to Joe D’Angelo.

The award, which honors an individual or company that has shown continuous support of Nashville’s songwriting community, was given at BMI’s VIP reception during the Key West Songwriters Festival.

D’Angelo is senior vice president of global radio and digital audio at Xperi. As one of the founders of iBiquity Digital, the company behind HD Radio technology, D’Angelo has more than 20 years of experience in the radio technology industry. He leads Xperi’s global radio services with a focus on HD Radio, DAB, hybrid and streaming radio services.

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L to R: BMI’s Clay Bradley, Bruce Esworthy, Sirius XM The Highway’s Storme Warren, HD Radio’s Joe D’Angelo, BMI’s Mason Hunter, and Dan Spears at the BMI Licensing Customers and Partners VIP Reception during the Key West Songwriters Festival

The company said D’Angelo has actively supported BMI for more than 15 years and has played a key role in the success of various BMI events and initiatives, including the Key West Songwriters Festival and the Maui Songwriters Festival.

“He has helped to use HD Radio’s platform to create a place for songwriters to publicly highlight their craft and provide an outlet for fans to hear the stories behind their favorite hits,” said BMI.

Mason Hunter, AVP, Creative, Nashville said D’Angelo’s “dedication to songwriters is unwavering.”

“Even during the pandemic, Joe was able to create opportunities for songwriters through radio and social media performances.”