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September News

  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the inaugural Indie Music Publishing Summit which took place in NY last June, Members can view videos from all of its events, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • Meet our new featured member Dale Bobo, of Big Deal Music. Dale is also on the Board of Directors of our Nashville Chapter.  
  • Sam Kling of SESAC, and an LA Chapter board member, was recently interviewed by Dale Kawashima of SongwriterUniverse. Read the full interview here.  
  • Publishers Quarterly 2017 - The AIMP was pleased to see its colleagues SONGS Music Publishing, Reservoir Media Management, Words & Music/Big Deal Music, Big Machine Music and Black River Entertainment make the Top 10!  Also, our colleague Benny Blanco, who was the keynote interview at the Indie Music Publishing Summit last June, and which video members can view here, had four titles in the Top 100!  Read more here.  
  • ASCAP members earn 79 spots on NPR’s “150 Greatest Albums Made by Women” list.  Read the full list here.  
  • BMI names Patti LaBelle a BMI Icon at their 2017 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.  Read more about it here.  
  • Congratulations to several of SESAC's executives who were named to Billboard's Digital Power Players list.  Read more here.
  • Congratulations also go out to Joe Conyers III of Downtown Music Publishing who was also named to Billboard's Digital Power Players list - for the 2nd year in a row!  Read more here.  
  • SOCAN and Re:Sound are working together to make the licensing process easier.  Read more about it here.  
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Dale Bobo / Big Deal Music


Dale Bobo is Senior Vice President of Big Deal Music Nashville working with songwriters Brett Beavers, Brad Tursi, Dave Berg, Bonnie Baker, Jason White, Driver Williams, among others.  Bobo began his career in the Nashville office of Chappell/Intersong where he ran the tape room and, after the acquisition of Chappell by Warner Bros. Music in 1987, Tim Wipperman brought him over to plug songs which he did happily for many years.  Eventually becoming SVP/GM of Warner/Chappell Nashville, Bobo lead a formidable staff of publishing enthusiasts celebrating 22 number one records and working with hit writers Marv Green, Steven Dale Jones, Wendell Mobley, Tim Nichols, John Rich, Wynn Varble, Chris Wallin and others.  Rusty Gaston and Bobo established the successful This Music venture during this time.  Later Bobo became Executive Vice President of Chrysalis Music, where he oversaw all aspects of the Nashville office working with producer/writers Brett Beavers and Jeff Stevens and songwriters Danny Orton and Jim McCormick.  Bobo was brought in by Los Angeles based publisher Kenny Macpherson, President of Chrysalis North America and later founder of Big Deal Music.  Bobo has served on the Board Of Directors of The Academy Of Country Music and the Country Music Association, is a former chairman of the Copyright Society Of The South, is a Leadership Music Alumnus (class of 1995) and a proud member of the Association Of Independent Music Publishers.

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