She elevated the regions abundant creative culture and helped build an economic infrastructure to support and connect art and industry. As a result, BMIs vital base of operations in Nashville helped pave the way for the citys future as the most important center for professional songwriting in the world. In 1985, she rose to Senior Vice President, Performing Rights, only to be named President and CEO the following year. During her tenure as New York-based President and CEO, Preston successfully led the efforts to build BMIs repertoire into the most popular and diverse music catalog in the world.
Royalty payments increased steadily to BMIs writer and publisher members, with revenues ultimately tripling under her leadership. Recognized around the world as a vigilant defender of the rights of music creators, for three years upon retiring she consulted BMI on the companys international relationships and its public policy agenda. Kris Kristofferson dubbed Preston the songwriters guardian angel and Fortune magazine called her one of the true powerhouses of the pop music business, accurate descriptions earned through her tireless advocacy for creators rights.She became a powerful force in Washington, D. The digital age dawned during Prestons time as BMI President and CEO, ushering in dramatic changes in the music industry. Preston struck a visionary balance between boldly embracing new technology and recognizing the threats posed to creators, diligently fighting to protect the rights of songwriters and music publishers. Born in Nashville on August 27, 1928, Frances Williams began her career as a receptionist at WSM, Nashvilles iconic radio station. She rose quickly through the stations ranks, eventually hosting her own fashion show on air. Over the years, Preston has received top awards from both the creative and business communities, including broadcasters, reflecting her role as a bridge between music and the diverse businesses that use it. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992, and later became a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. In 1998, she received a National Trustees Award from the Recording Academy (the highest Grammy prize for a non-performer), MIDEMs Person of the Year accolade in 1999 (the highest international award accorded to a music industry executive), the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation Guardian Award in 2005, Leadership Musics Dale Franklin Award in 2007, and the Nashville Songwriter Foundations Mentor Award in 2010.
Last year, the Library of American Broadcasting Association named her to its elite Giants of Broadcasting honoree ranks, and BMI rechristened the BMI Country Song of the Year the BMI Frances W. Preston was the first non-performing woman invited to join New Yorks prestigious Friars Club and in 1993, she became the first woman appointed to their Board of Directors. That same year, she received the Friars Applause Award for Lifetime Achievement. A devout humanitarian and longtime community volunteer, Preston championed many causes, and became especially active in her role as president of the T. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research, the music industrys largest charity.She is the namesake of the Frances Williams Preston Research Laboratories at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. She has twice received a Humanitarian Award from the International Achievement in Arts Awards in New York, in 1995 and 1997. In 1996, she received the first Distinguished Service Award from New Yorks Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center, and the Lester Sill Humanitarian Award presented at the Retinitis Pigmentosa International Awards in Beverly Hills. Preston was also honored in 1996 by the Entertainment and Music Industries Division of the UJA-Federation with a gala Toast to Frances luncheon held in New York. Steinway's are built to last 100 years. This is 19 years new. This Steinway B plays like you were on the Concert Stage with an Orchestra and you are the Pianist. A Performance Tone, yet very classic. Debussy, Mozart, Mendelssohn will come alive when you play on this piano. Strong enough to handle Gregg, Liszt, Rubinstein. Come to my studio and experience this piano. All Steinway B's are different. Why settle for playing 1 to 3. This is the last piano you will ever need. Do you want your child or do you want to be the best you can be. Do you want a piano that will " Take you to places you have never been". It is the level of concert service that makes you a better player.
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