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Sunset Gallery Music Songwriters, Scott Inman and Jeff Bumgardner Honored By BMI

Joshua Tree, CA – BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc) paid tribute to many of Christian Music’s most talented songwriters with its annual Christian Awards celebration Monday, July 27, 2020. The honorees were announced on BMI.com and across the organization’s digital platforms. When the announcements were made, Sunset Gallery Music songwriters, Scott Inman (pictured in attached jpg #1) and Jeff Bumgardner (pictured in attached jpg #2) were among those BMI announced as winners of the Twenty-Five Most Performed Christian Songs of the Year for 2019. Bumgardner achieved the honor for his composition of “Even Me,” while Inman was awarded for his composition of “Sun’s Gonna Come Up.” “It is truly an honor to have both Scotty and Jeff as members of the Sunset Gallery Music family, and we are so excited that BMI has honored their writing,” states Sunset Gallery Music President, Joel Lindsey. “Both these guys have so much talent and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with them.”
In honor of BMI Christian songwriters’ achievements, BMI created a page on its website where fans can watch special video messages and performances, as well as listen to award-winning music. As a result of the Covid Pandemic, BMI Nashville’s Executive Director, Leslie Roberts indicated it was challenging this year paying tribute to its writers at its annual Christian Awards celebration. “I look forward to the BMI Christian Awards every year, and 2020 is no exception,” Roberts stated. “This year has been a difficult one for so many reasons. I am thrilled to be able to celebrate and honor these songs that are so full of hope and have brought comfort to so many during this tumultuous time in our world.”
A complete list of winners, video messages and performances is available at https://www.bmi.com/christian2020. More information regarding Sunset Gallery Music is available by visiting facebook.com/sunsetgallerymusic.
ABOUT SUNSET GALLERY MUSIC:
Sunset Gallery Music (BMI) – KeTone Songs (ASCAP) – Imperial Palms Music (SESAC)
Sunset Gallery Music was founded in 2002 in Los Angeles, CA, as an independent publishing and administration company for single copyrights. Since its inception, it has expanded to become the creative home for some of the music industry’s most decorated songwriters. Today, Sunset Gallery Music services and represents an impressive staff of writers including Val Dacus, Jeff Bumgardner, Gene Ezell, Ed Stivers, Rachel McCutcheon, Barbara Huffman, Scott Inman, Marcia Henry, Helga Kaefer, Adina Bowman, Randall Garland, Jim Davis, Jonathan Denney, Keagan Denney and Donna King. Sunset Gallery Music has garnered industry attention with multiple awards and chart-topping singlels from their highly respected roster of songwriters.
ABOUT BMI:
Celebrating over 80 years of service to songwriters, composers, music publishers and businesses, Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®) is a global leader in music rights management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI represents the public performance rights in over 15 million musical works created and owned by more than one million songwriters, composers, and music publishers. The Company negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, the musical compositions in BMI’s repertoire, from chart toppers to perennial favorites, span all genres of music and are consistently among the most-performed hits of the year. For additional information and the latest BMI news, visit bmi.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BMI or stay connected through Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Facebook page. Sign up for BMI’s The Weekly™ and receive our e-newsletter every week to stay up to date on all things music.
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