Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees
Billboard's 2011 Women In Music Honorees

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No. 37
Barbara Cane

VP/GM of writer/publisher relations, BMI
Twitter: @bmi

Barbara Cane oversees the creative activities of BMI's writer/publisher staff in Los Angeles, dealing with pop, alternative, rock, indie and adult contemporary music. She oversees local and regional showcases; networks with artists, managers, music supervisors, A&R executives and attorneys; and facilitates creative collaborations between songwriters. She is deeply involved in the BMI mentor program at the University of Southern California and the educational "Back to School" series, the Aspen BMI/Denise Rich Songs Songwriter Retreat and music conferences from the Rocky Mountains to Hawaii. During 2011 she was particularly involved with the new Bravo reality TV show "Platinum Hit," created by Tim and Evan Bogart of Boardwalk Entertainment. (Evan Bogart is a BMI writer, as is the debut season's head judge, Kara DioGuardi.) Cane offered career advice on music publishing. It's no surprise she feels at home at the company after 36 years: Her father, Marvin Cane, was president/CEO of Famous Music and introduced her to working at BMI while she was still in high school. "I always joke," she says, "that I was promised at birth and delivered to BMI soon after."

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