NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) — Charlie Feldman, BMI’s Vice President of Creative in New York, announced today that he plans to retire from the company at the end of the year.
According to BMI, Feldman will continue to serve in a consulting role with the company in 2020.
Feldman joined BMI in 1988 and held various roles in the PRO’s creative department. Over the course of his long career, Feldman worked with numerous music legends including the Neville Brothers, James Brown, the Holland Brothers, Carole King, Chip Taylor, Greg Allman, Rihanna and Nile Rodgers among others.
During his tenure at BMI, Feldman helped to establish the company’s presence at major live music events such as SXSW and Lollapalooza. He also served as a trustee and past President of the New York Chapter of The Recording Academy and a board member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Feldman began his career in the music industry as a songwriter signed to Muscle Shoals Music and later did a stint as vice president a EMI-Nashville before joining BMI.
He’s a member of the Country Music Association (CMA), the Academy of Country Music, and the Nashville Songwriter’s Association (NSAI), and also serves on the boards of the UJA-Federation as a vice-chair of the entertainment division and the TJ Martell Foundation.
“Songwriting was my first love, and I have the greatest respect and admiration for this wonderful profession. I have been so fortunate to have met and worked with some of the greatest songwriters in the world, and the fact that I was able to help them in some way and might have had even the smallest impact on their craft is nothing short of amazing to me. I am so grateful to everyone I have met throughout my journey at BMI and all of the wonderful people I have had the privilege to work with. While my time at BMI has come to a close, I look forward to what’s next for me and my family,” Feldman said.