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  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the NY Chapter's panel on blockchain, or the LA Chapter's on musicology, Members can view all archived panels here. Select 'HD' for the bestmviewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • AIMP Board Elections - The biennial election of officers and board members for all chapters will be held this November.  We are now considering candidates for all positions who would like to serve for 2017 - 2018.  In addition to participating in our panels and other events, board members will be expected to attend monthly board meetings throughout the year.  If you or someone you know would like to be placed on the ballot, please submit your name and short biography to one of the current board members or send an email to LA, NY or NA, and we will consider the request.
  • Congress Members send the Attorney General a letter urging the Dept. of Justice to reverse its songwriting decision.  
  • Open Music Initiative adds intel technology to help simplify how creators are identified and paid.  Read more here.  
  • Kobalt buys Fintage House’s music business to create a neighbouring rights empire.  Read more here.   
  • NMPA President David Israelite discusses the DOJ’s decision on consent decrees, and the latest issues facing songwriters and music publishers.  Read the full interview with Songwriter Universe here.
  • ASCAP & Magnus Media hosted the 2016 Song Camp in Miami with an acclaimed group of songwriters.    
  • BMI continues its mentorship participation at the ‘Composing for the Screen’ workshop in New York.   
  • Congratulations to BMG US President Zach Katz who was elected to the ASCAP Board Of Directors, SESAC’s Ellen Bligh Truley who was honored at the Women In Music City Awards and SESAC's Eliezer Ponce who was promoted to Associate Director, Latina Division.
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Rusty Gaston / THiS Music

Passion and enthusiasm are the fuel that fires this Texas native.  As General Manager and Partner of THIS Music, Rusty oversees all creative and day to day operations of the publishing company he owns with partners/songwriters Tim Nichols and Connie Harrington.  The roster of writer/artists he manages included Nichols (Live Like You Were Dyin) and Harrington (I Drive Your Truck) as well as Ben Hayslip (2011 & 2012 ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year), Jessi Alexander (The Climb), JT Harding (Different For Girls), Jimmy Yeary (I Drive Your Truck), Marv Green (Shotgun Rider), Deric Ruttan (What Was I Thinking), and Molly Reed (Centricity Records). His approach to music publishing is much like an artist/management relationship; he sees it, as imperative to create and manage opportunities/brands for all his writers.  THiS Music has celebrated more than 40 ASCAP/BMI award winning songs including the 2014 ASCAP Song of the Year “It Goes Like This”, 2013 CMA Song Of The Year “I Drive Your Truck”, 2012 ASCAP Song of the Year “Honey Bee” and the 2011 BMI Song Of The Year “All Over Me”. Previously Rusty spent 5 years as GM of Song Garden Music, a publishing company owned by producer Byron Gallimore (T.McGraw/F.Hill).  While there, he raised the small publishers cut average from 17 to over 50 major label cuts per year and managed writers such as Holly Lamar (Breathe), James T. Slater (In My Daughter’s Eyes), Jeremy Stover (Smalltown USA) and Billy Yates (Choices). He spent the 5 years prior as the Creative Director for another Warner Chappell joint venture, Smith Haven Music where he was involved in the signing and development of country artist Jeff Bates (RCA), local rock artist Will Hoge (Atlantic), and country group Yankee Grey (Monument).  He attended Texas Wesleyan University and is a graduate of Belmont University.   Rusty is a current volunteer for Big Brothers/Big Sisters Middle TN, a member of the CMA and a Board Member of the ACM. 

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