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Dan Spears
VP of Industry Relations and Licensing Broadcast Music, Inc.

Dan Spears is the Vice President of Industry Relations and Licensing at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). In his capacity as Vice President, Mr. Spears works losely with BMI’s Licensing management team to create strategic, value-driven sponsorships and customer events. He serves as a pivotal bridge between the company’s Licensing, Writer/Publisher and Business Affairs teams. In addition, Mr. Spears supports BMI’s Legal and Government Relations department to promote synergies at the state legislative levels.

In this role, Mr. Spears continues to develop new customer initiatives and strategic partnerships that feature BMI songwriter performances and help educate key accounts, while providing new sources of revenue for affiliates and licensees. He also remains instrumental to BMI’s close work with the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Restaurant Association, Media Financial Management Association, the Idea Bank, and the National Association of Licensing Compliance Professionals.

Mr. Spears has a long-standing history with BMI dating back to 1988 when he joined as a broadcast manager. He was promoted to Regional Director in 1993, to Senior Director in 1995, and then to Assistant Vice President in 2000. As Assistant Vice President of Key Accounts within the Licensing department at BMI, Mr. Spears was responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Licensing artment’s 10 field representatives. He also worked with the management team to develop new customer initiatives, marketing campaigns and helps define policies, procedures and systems to streamline processes for BMI and its customers.
Prior to BMI, Mr. Spears worked as a Morning News Anchor and Talk Show Host at WCBM-AM in Baltimore. He holds a bachelor of arts from Bowdoin College.

Download Dan Spears Presentation on BMI music licensing