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Tena Clark

A musical compass has guided Tena Clark from humble beginnings as a drummer and engineer in Mississippi, to being discovered by Stevie Wonder. She has written and produced for Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick, Chaka Khan, and Maya Angelou to name a few. Clark has contributed to multi-platinum movie soundtracks including Hope Floats, The Five Heart Beats, Where the Heart Is, and My Best Friend’s Wedding. As the CEO and Founder of DMI Music, Clark’s work spans film, television, stage, records, and brands. Tena sits on the board for the Committee of 200, the National Women’s History Museum and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Board. Clark is also a civil rights activist, author and crusader for women’s rights. She was commissioned to compose NASA’s theme song, Way Up There, for Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the song titled”“I Believed; and lastly the global hit song, Break the Chain, for One Billion Rising. She is also the author of the best-selling memoir, ‘Southern Discomfort’ recently published by Simon & Schuster.