'Business savvy and creativity': Shirin Foroutan appointed BMI VP, creative for Europe

'Business savvy and creativity':  Shirin Foroutan appointed BMI VP, creative for Europe

BMI has named Shirin Foroutan as VP, creative, Europe.

Foroutan will be based in BMI’s London office and report to Alex Flores, SVP, creative, effective immediately.

In this role, Foroutan will work to expand BMI's creative efforts throughout Europe, which includes supporting the songwriters, composers and music publishers who choose to license their work through BMI in the United States. She will also help develop strategies that will attract and nurture new talent and build on BMI’s presence.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Shirin to BMI,” said Flores. “She brings the right blend of business savvy and creativity to this role, which will greatly benefit BMI’s unparalleled roster of songwriters and composers. I look forward to her success as we work to build on our wonderful relationships with the European songwriting community and optimise industry relationships to grow our market share across all genres of music.”

Before joining BMI, Foroutan was the COO for MPC Film, where she was responsible for overseeing more than 2000 visual effects artists out of London, Bangalore, Vancouver and Montreal. She was also the global MD at Mute Group of Companies and led teams in the recording, music publishing and artist management divisions in London, New York and Berlin.

Prior to Mute, she held several different roles, including advising for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London and Vancouver and legal affairs for Live Nation Global Touring.

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