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Maggie Cavender


According to music industry folks, at the time of her death, "She was such a friend to songwriters. She always had an open ear and door for the songwriters, no matter who they were." "Maggie cared so much for the business of songwriting she was passionate about it."

Maggie arrived in this world on September 1, 1918, in Nashville Tennessee.

Maggie left us on March 24, 1996, but anyone who knew her could not forget her.

Maggie attended Hume Fogg High School in Nashville and later during her amazing career, she accomplished the following here are only a few of her career milestones:

1967 Founded Nashville Songwriters Association, later called the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI); she also became its first executive director.

1970 started running Maggie Cavender Enterprises

Her first job in Nashville was with Pamper Music and then she worked for producer-songwriter-publisher Jack Clement

For a while, Maggie worked at CMA, helping to coordinate the first awards show.

Maggie also worked for music magnate Shelby Singleton. She became the administrator of Maypop Music/Alabama Band Music.

Maggie was a promoter of industry interests. She played a key role, for example, in the revision of copyright laws in 1978, which extended rights to the life of the author plus 50 years. It also raised royalties.

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