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January News

  • The new Chief Executive of PRS for Music, Andrea Martin, will speak during our Global Music Publishing Summit at the 3 West Club in New York (June 8-10). Member-only pre-sales have wrapped up, and early bird tickets are now available to the public. Rates go up on March 1, so don't miss out on this deal! Further discounts are also available for AIMP Premier and Professional members, so now is a great time to join or upgrade your membership!
  • In honor of Linda Komorsky Liker, our LA Chapter is pleased to offer their first scholarship award to a qualified music business student beginning Fall, 2020.  Linda was an amazing music publishing executive and advisor who left us all too soon due to an unfortunate accident.  She was a past President of our own AIMP and a past Secretary to the California Copyright Conference (CCC).  She also taught a 10-week lecture series on music publishing at UCLE which was always well attended.  Click here for more info.  
  • Concord Music Publishing has acquired a stake in the Pulse Music Group, and as a result will form an exclusive joint venture that will see the Pulse brand continuing with funding by Concord, which will also administer its new partner's catalog and future signings.  Click here to learn more.  
  • ASCAP congratulates the legendary lyricist Bernie Taupin on his Best Original Song Golden Globe, for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” co-written with his longtime songwriting partner, Elton John. The upbeat anthem was the sole original song from Rocketman, the acclaimed biopic based on John’s life.  Click here to read more.  
  • BMI congratulates Golden Globes winners Hildur Guðnadóttir, who made history by becoming the first solo woman to win Best Original Score for her work in Joker, and Elton John (PRS), who took home the trophy for Best Original Song with “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman.  Click here to read more.  
  • SESAC stands with songwriters and composers who make unique and irreplaceable contributions to film and television. They deserve to be paid fairly for their work. Discovery’s threat to their livelihood undermines the very fabric of the creative community.  Click here to read more.  
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Mike Molinar / Big Machine Music

Mike Molinar is the General Manager of Big Machine Music (BMM) where he brings twenty-two years of music business experience to lead operations since launch in 2012. Molinar oversees all aspects of BMM which ranked Top 10 in Billboard’s 2018 and 2017 Top 10 Hot 100 Publishing Corps and Top Country Publishing Corps. BMM has scored over twenty-three #1 hits and over thirty Top 20 singles on the Country Airplay Charts. Among the dozen BMM singles climbing the Country, Hot AC and Top 40 charts are “Speechless” (Dan +Shay), “The Bones” (Maren Morris), “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (Luke Combs), “The Ones Who Never Made It Back Home” (Justin Moore, “What If I Never Get Over You” (Lady Antebellum), “To A T” (Ryan Hurd), “Catch” (Brett Young) and “In Between” (Scotty McCreery), among others.

BMM is home to such breakout, artist/songwriters as the reigning CMA and ACM New Male Artist of the Year winner, Luke Combs, 2018 ACM New Artist of the Year and ASCAP Artist Songwriter of the Year, Brett Young, Grammy nominees Jessie Jo Dillon, Brandy Clark, Eric Paslay and Jonathan Singleton, CMA nominee Josh Thompson, hit-maker Laura Veltz, newcomers Daniel Ross and Benjy Davis as well as artist/songwriters Maddie and Tae, Tyler Rich, and Trent Harmon, among others. The BMM catalog includes songs recorded by superstars across genres such as Maren Morris, Jason Aldean, Dan +Shay, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, Steven Tyler, Christina Aguilera, and many more.

In 2019, Molinar was elected to the boards of the National Music Publishers Association, and the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) designated by the Copyright Office.  He also serves on the board for the AIMP Nashville and the Country Music Hall of Fame Education Council. He is an alum of Leadership Music (2015) and was named a Rider Scholar while attending Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University where he was named a Distinguished Alumni in 2013. He is a member of the CMA, ACM, CCMA and The Recording Academy.

Molinar’s industry experience dates back to 1997 as a Songplugger with Starstruck Writer’s Group where he pitched the catalogs of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mark D. Sanders and BMI Writer of the Century David Malloy, among others. As Creative Director at Cal IV Entertainment, he managed 2007 Billboard/ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year Dave Berg, as well as Jim Collins and Odie Blackmon, to career heights. Molinar later opened his own boutique publishing and artist development companies, including Effusion Entertainment.

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