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  • AIMP 2019-2020 Board Elections - The biennial election of officers and board members for all chapters is now complete.  Please join us in welcoming those who are returning to serve, as well as those who are serving for the first time.  And we also thank those who ran for office but weren't elected.  We appreciate your support!  
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA October panel Meet SXWORKS, Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • We have just posted a new AIMP member discount for SXSW 2019, so for more details on that and other discounts to ASCAP EXPO, MUSEXPO et. al, please log in to the Member Discounts area, and if you’re not a member yet - join to get access to these!
  • The Copyright Royalty Board has cemented some previous determinations for on-demand services and background music services, amended some of its regulations for rate determinations made this year, while extending a period for comment on the Music Modernization Act’s impact on other CRB regulations.  Read more about it here and here.  
  • How Many Writers on a Song? Why teamwork makes the dream work.
  • ASCAP congratulates their 2019 GRAMMY® nominees, including Kendrick Lamar, Brandi Carlisle, Boi-1da, Cardi B and more.  Read the full list here. 
  • BMI - Billboard Honors BMI’s Alison Smith, Cyndi Lauper, SZA & Kacey Musgraves at 2018 Women in Music.  Read more here
  • SESAC celebrates its GRAMMY® Award nominations, including Margo Price, Alice In Chains, Lalah Hathaway and more.  Read the full list here
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Tim Hunze / Parallel Music Publishing


Meet AIMP Nashville Chapter board member Tim Hunze

Upon graduation from Middle Tennessee State University and armed with a degree in Recording Industry Management, Tim started his own record label, Rhythm and Grooves Records. The label had strong initial success with a hit video on BET and a charted single on Billboard charts.  Ultimately, Hunze sold his interest in the company.  In 1993 Tim then took at job as archive manger at Great Cumberland Music Group (later renamed to Hamstein Music).  After a year as archive manager, Tim garnered his first cut with Giant Records artist, Clay Walker. This cut turn into Tim’s first single that peaked at # 14 on Billboard’s country music chart.  Hunze was promoted to creative director in 1995 and procured cuts with artist such as Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, George Strait, Michael Ray, Sugarland, John Michael Montgomery, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney.  In 2000, Hamstein sold to Mosaic Music group and then in 2005 sold to Stage Three Music Group.  Tim was appointed the General Manger.  Under Hunze’s tenure, Stage Three Music Group had over 15 #1’s including Jason Aldean’s “The Truth”, Sugarland’s’ “Want To”, “Already Gone”, and “It Happens”, Carrie Underwood’s, “Cowboy Casanova” and Kenny Chesney’s “Out Last Night”.  Stage Three Writer Bobby Pinson won 2009 BMI Song Writer of The Year award and writer Brett James won 2010 ASCAP writer of the year. In July of 2011, Hunze started Parallel Music Publishing, a partnership with JP Williams of Parallel Entertainment. In their first five years they have scored five #1 singles including, “Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert, “Better Dig Two” By The Band Perry and “Love Me Like You Mean It” by Kelsea Ballerini.

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