BMI’s Sovine Retires

Roger Sovine will step down from his post as vice president of writer/publisher relations at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) at the end of the year. The son of country entertainer Red Sovine, Sovine has worked in Nashville music publishing since 1965. He first joined BMI from 1972-1979, then re-joined in 1985 in his current position. “His understanding of music and songwriters, and his relationships with the entire music industry are legendary,” says BMI President/CEO Frances Preston in a release. Sovine has served as a trustee for both the Country Music Foundation and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) and he was president and chairman of the Country Music Association.