Beebe Bourne

Abe Olman Publisher Award

Beebe Bourne is part of the legendary Bourne music publishing family. Bourne Co., now approaching its 86th anniversary, was founded by her father, Saul Bourne. Beebe, who took over the reins of the company in 1991, controls the publishing of such American classics as “Unforgettable,” “Me And My Shadow,” “When You Wish Upon A Star,” “Swinging On A Star” and “Black Magic Woman.” Ms Bourne also owns and operates the prestigious serious music catalog, International Music Co., one of the most important publishers of classical music in the world. Beebe is currently the President of the Music Publishers Association on whose board she has served for the past eleven years. Having been the Executive Secretary of the New York Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers for the last nine years, she is now serving as its Executive Director. She is on the Board of Directors of the National Music Publishers Association and serves on its International and Legislative Committees, and is a member of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. In 2002, she received the Women in Music Touchstone Award given for Distinguished Service to the Music Industry. Previously, Beebe was President and C.O.O. of the THinc Consulting Group; C.E.O. of Seversky Electronatom; Special Assistant to the President Of The United States; and Executive Assistant to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration.