Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI
Byron Wright, 28, is a driving force for BMI's urban team. He signed producers Bangladesh and Kane Beatz, both top BMI producers in 2010, as well as Lex Luger and Travis Porter. He also works with writer/producers Polow Da Don, Rick Ross and DJ Khaled, among others. A believer in social media--he found Beatz on Myspace--Wright goes for "music that moves me, whether it's the production or the lyrics or the melody." He launched BMI's Building the Beat events, now held in Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles. A beneficiary of youth programs, including an internship with Jermaine Dupri, Wright says, "I'm very big on mentoring. I understand the importance of it. Some of the people I was mentored by, I do deals with today."
Quote: "I'm honored to be a member of this prestigious group. It means a lot to have my hard work & dedication to music recognized by Billboard."