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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 LA September panel BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD: A Two-Way Street!, Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  And always be sure to check for new non-AIMP event discounts in your Member's Area!
  • Meet Nashville chapter featured member Mike Molinar/Big Machine Music.  "Mike continues to have a huge impact not only on the independent publishing community in Nashville, but also on a global scale.  Mike’s work on the AIMP Nashville Board, the NMPA Board, and the MLC Board is truly affecting positive change for both songwriters and publishers around the world.  We’re proud to have him as a part of the AIMP and are honored to recognize his brilliant work."  John Ozier/NA Chapter President.
  • Jammber, a digital platform that helps artists track music projects and credits, has acquired music rights management company TuneRegistry.  With the acquisition, the 6-year-old Jammber aims to ramp up its royalty management capabilities. Read more here.  
  • A New York judge celebrated the lacklustre arrival of US fitness firm Peloton on the city’s Nasdaq stock exchange by allowing a consortium of music publishers to double the damages they are seeking in a copyright dispute. Read more about it here.  
  • The ASCAP Experience (formerly the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO) has been thoughtfully redesigned for the modern-day music creator and will take place in DTLA April 1 - 3, 2020.  Expect new ways to get your music heard and fresh opportunities to connect and collaborate. 2020 marks year 15 of bringing music creators together - this is one Experience you won't want to miss!
  • Once again, BMI is exceptionally proud of its numerous affiliates who have been singled out for recognition as nominees for this year’s 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards.  Many BMI songwriters from the Latin community received multiple nods for Latin GRAMMY gold for their work from the past year.  Read more about the nominees here.  
  • SESAC affiliate Jamie Floyd performed, along with songwriters Abby Anderson and Eddie Montgomery, for members of the Congressional Songwriters Caucus, led by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL). The bipartisan caucus was relaunched to serve as a forum for Congress to engage with America’s songwriters and explore policy issues that affect their often-unrecognized contribution to the music industry.
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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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