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November News

  • Elections - To view bios of the candidates for the 2015-2016 term click here for the LA Chapter, here for the NY Chapter and here for the Nashville Chapter. Check with your local chapter for ballot return deadlines and be sure to vote!
  • The AIMP was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Linda Komorsky Liker, a long time publishing executive and educator and one of our early presidents.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the FIDF.  
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the LA October panel CANADA: A Major Source Of U.S. Royatlies, members can view the full panel here (both video and audio), as well as all other archived panels from all 3 chapters.  Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • AIMP LA will once again be hosting a fall member showcase in Hollywood in conjunction with the Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference.  An exciting and talented group of artists were selected!  All are welcome to attend and entry is free. Please RSVP here.  
  • ole - Celebrated its 10th anniversary as the world’s fastest growing rights management company on October 24th with a star-studded, tribute-filled party at the Fermenting Cellar in the historic Distillery District of Toronto.  
  • Duke Ellington Royalty Dispute - New York's highest court has refused to reinstate the lawsuit by Duke Ellington's heirs against music publisher EMI.  Read more here.   
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Carla Wallace/Big Yellow Dog Music


Carla Wallace is the co-owner of Nashville based, indie publishing company, Big Yellow Dog Music. A Nashville native and Belmont University graduate, she has worked in the publishing industry for over 17 years.  Carla got her start by pitching songs for two major independent publishing houses; Bluewater Music and Little Big Town Music. In 1998, she partnered with Kerry O’Neil to form Big Yellow Dog Music.  That relationship has lasted over 16 years and garnered four GRAMMY’s and 22 number one songs. Included in that success is the chart topping, and most downloaded country song of all time; Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now”. The track was awarded “Song of the Year” and “Country Song of the Year” at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Also included in that success is the pop smash “All About That Bass”, written and performed by Big Yellow Dog Music writer and Epic recording artist Meghan Trainor. Carla has also worked with Vanguard Recording Artist Mindy Smith, NRBQ’s Al Anderson, Pat McLaughlin, Shawn Camp, John Scott Sherrill, Karyn Rochelle, Josh Kear, Daniel Tashian and Logan Mize.  Big Yellow Dog Music has received honors such as BMI 2006 Song Of The Year, ASCAP’s 2007 & 2010 Song Of The Year, 2010 ACM Song Of The Year, 2011 ASCAP Global Impact Award and 2013 ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year (Josh Kear). Carla was also recently voted one of Billboard’s Top Women In Music.  

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