David F. Bills, Samantha Cox
, and Richard A. Garza have been elected as Officers of the BMI Foundation, Inc.
, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging the creation, performance and study of music.
Samantha Cox has been elected as Secretary of the BMI Foundation, Inc.
Along with her new position as Secretary, and as Director of the John Lennon Scholarship for the Foundation, Cox is the Assistant VP of Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI and is responsible for scouting and signing new songwriters and publishers, and maintaining relationships with existing BMI affiliates in the New York City metropolitan area.
also coordinates various songwriter nights, showcases and seminars.
Over the last 15 years in the Writer/Publisher Relations department, Cox
has worked with such artists as Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, 3 Doors Down, Shinedown, My Chemical Romance, Howie Day, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Flyleaf, and many others.
She joined BMI as an intern in 1996 and was quickly hired by the Performing Rights department where she was Senior Researcher until her promotion in 1999 to Associate Director, Writer/Publisher Relations.
She was promoted to Director in 2002, to Senior Director in 2004 and Executive Director in 2010.
Her varied experience in the music industry includes public relations at radio station KUTZ in Austin, promotions at PolyGram Records, and owner of her own promotions company.
Cox attended Southwest Texas State University at San Marcos where she studied advertising and business.