The Annual 'Rising Through the Ranks' Course Postponed for 2020

New York, NY - April 30, 2020 - Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®), and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group have announced the annual “Rising Through the Ranks” Seminar will be postponed for 2020 due to COVID-19.  This marks the first time in 13 years where the program has to be-rescheduled, however, due to the current travel restrictions and fluid situation of COVID-19, it made sense to look towards 2021 for the professional development course which is designed to foster and educate current and emerging female radio managers within broadcast radio.

"Rising Through the Ranks is by far one of my favorite initiatives produced by the RAB and I’m disappointed that we have to suspend it due to COVID-19," said Erica Farber, president and chief executive officer, Radio Advertising Bureau. "However, we’ve seen that knowledge sharing through intimate peer-to-peer discussions between both speakers and attendees is immeasurable, that we couldn’t replicate this experience in a virtual setting.”

“BMI has supported Rising Through the Ranks with partners Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group and the RAB for 13 years now, said Dan Spears, vice president, industry relations, BMI. “It’s always been one of the highlights of the year, and while we are disappointed that this year’s program had to be canceled, we look forward to hosting these talented industry leaders and up-and-coming female executives at our Nashville office in 2021.”

RAB will announce plans for next year’s seminar in early 2021.

About BMI 
Celebrating over 80 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in over 15 million musical works created and owned by more than one million songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.‘s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every week to stay up to date on all things music.

About MIW Radio Group
The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW) Group is a volunteer organization consisting of top-level female radio professionals, from across the country, who are dedicated to using their influence and resources to help other women in radio broadcasting develop management and leadership skills. The MIW Group is equally committed to advocating for the advancement of women to senior positions within the radio industry. For more information, please visit www.RadioMIW.com

About RAB
The Radio Advertising Bureau is the not-for-profit trade association representing America's broadcast radio industry. Its primary objective is to drive revenue growth through advocacy, providing the tools and resources to help the industry attract new sales talent to the medium and enhance industry professionalism through training and support. The RAB serves more than 6,000 member stations in the U.S. and more than 1,000 member networks, representative firms, broadcast vendors, and international organizations. Learn more at www.rab.com.

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