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November News

  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels and webinars.  If you missed any of our recent webinars, including New York's Spotlight: Atlanta, Nashville's Monday Morning Intel, Los Angeles' Legal Luminaries: A Different Perspective and Los Angeles' Meet The Candidates, Members can view the videos, as well as all archives, here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  
  • Another benefit of Professional or Premier membership is the ability to vote in your chapter's election every 2 years.  LA, New York, and Nashville all held their "Meet the Candidates" webinars in October (view LA's here).  Voting is still open for the New York Chapter election until November 27 at 11pm EST and the Los Angeles Chapter election until November 30 at 11:30am PST. Become a member now and vote for your favorite candidates in NY.
  • The MLC Wants You — To sign up, register your compositions, and check your data (read the Billboard Guest Column by Alisa Coleman, COO, ABKCO Music, Inc. and AIMP LA Chapter President).
  • Primary Wave's David Weitzman (& LA Chapter Secretary) talks acquiring iconic catalogs and unique marketing-driven approach with Synchtank.  Click here to read the full interview. 
  • MIDiA Research says that music-related User-generated content could be worth around $6 billion to the music industry over the next two years.Read more here
  • CISAC says that publishers and songwriters stand to lose out on up to $3.5 billion in 2020 due to the pandemic.  Read more here
  • ASCAP congratulates its global film music family on their triumphs at the 2020 World Soundtrack Awards, one of film music's most prestigious honors!  Five ASCAP members and international affiliates won coveted trophies at the 20th annual (and first-ever virtual) edition of the awards. Read more here
  • BMI is saddened by the passing of three Outlaw-Country pioneers, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker and Johnny Bush. Shaver was the writer of some of country music’s greatest songs, including “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” and “Live Forever.” Along with unforgettable recordings of his songs by Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and many other icons, Shaver was the scribe behind nine out of the 10 songs on Waylon Jennings’ legendary album, Honky Tonk Heroes. In 2014, on his final album, he released the duet “Hard to Be an Outlaw” with long-time friend Willie Nelson, who called him “the greatest living songwriter.”  Read more about them here
  • SESAC Latina honored the successes of its songwriters and publishers on October 14th with a virtual SESAC LATINA MUSIC AWARDS celebration, rolled out across the organization’s website and social media channels. “We are thrilled to celebrate SESAC Latina’s esteemed affiliate family once again, albeit in a new way,” said Sam Kling, Senior Vice President of Creative Operations, SESAC Rights Management (& LA Chapter board member). “Their incredible talent and endless energy for the art of songwriting is needed now more than ever. We are proud to honor our songwriters who have carried our spirits during these very difficult times. We look forward to celebrating many more of their successes in the future... hopefully in person.”  Read more here
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Mark Brown / Round Hill Music, Nashville


Mark Brown - SVP & GM, Round Hill Music Nashville

Mark comes to Round Hill Music with an extensive Nashville based career. He has been involved in the music industry as a creative in the both the record label and music publishing areas. Mark started his career at Silverline/Goldline Music where he worked with such songwriters as Steve Earle, Jimbeau Hinson, and Tony Brown. When Silverline/Goldline merged with Lorimar Telepictures, Mark remained with the company as the main creative marketing person in the Nashville operation. During this time he secured many recordings for the company including “A Little Bit In Love” and “Chains” both of which were #1 hits for Patty Loveless.  When Lorimar Telepictures merged with Time-Warner, Mark remained and worked for Warner/ Chappell Music. During his tenure he had the opportunity to work such writers as Gretchen Peters, Gail Davies, Steve Bogard, Lionel Cartwright, Jon Vezner, and Steve Earle as well as securing many notable cuts for the company including “The Chill Of An Early Fall” #1 for George Strait, title cuts on Randy Travis’ “High Lonesome,” Highway 101’s “Paint The Town,” and other top 10’s with Patty Loveless “Jealous Bone,” and new artist Jann Brown “Tell Me Why.”  In 1993, Mark was asked to join the A&R team at Liberty Records.  There he served as the primary creative for song acquisition and worked closely with many artists on the label including John Berry, Billy Dean, Tanya Tucker, and Suzy Bogguss. In 1995, the Liberty Records name changed back to it’s original name, Capitol Records, and Mark was named of V.P. and head of A&R. In this new position, Mark was instrumental in the creative development of the debut projects for both Trace Adkins and Deana Carter, as well as being part of the team that signed Keith Urban. In July 1999, Mark joined Universal Music Publishing Group where he served as Creative Director working with such notable songwriters as Kostas, Rivers Rutherford, Monty Powell, Troy Verges, Stephanie Bentley, Mark D. Sanders, and Gordon Kennedy. In 2002, Mark joined the A&R team at Sony Records. While at Sony, Mark worked on projects for Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery/Gentry, Miranda Lambert, Keith Gattis, Van Zant, and Trent Willmon, as well as many others.  Mark was responsible for picking the Montgomery/ Gentry single, “Hell Yeah,” which sold an estimated 700,000 pieces as well as their #1 hit with “Lucky Man.”  In 2007, Mark re-entered the music publishing world by joining the new music publishing company, Cross?re 3. At Crossfire 3, Mark establish policies and procedures, brought in writer/artist Keith Gattis and a catalog of songs, obtained funding to record a new album, and was the executive producer of Gattis’ Bones album. In 2010, Mark joined Root 49 Music Publishing as the Chief Creative O?cer where he oversaw the song catalogs and careers of songwriters Danny Myrick, Bridgette Tatum, and Odie Blackmon. Mark is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a double major in Economics and Engineering Science. Before entering the music industry, Mark spent four years as a musician in the Nashville local band scene.

The AIMP would also like to mention how Mark recently brought back the Music Row Build with Habitat for Humanity, a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Music Row companies to build homes from 2003 until 2012 for people in need. The funding goal of the 2020 Music Row Build is $31,500 to pay for construction materials for the home of future Habitat homeowner Italia Nance. Brown’s goal is to not only revitalize the Music Row Build but to make it an annual event. In addition to raising money to purchase the construction materials for Nance’s home, Music Row Build will need volunteers to work alongside Nance to build her home. “A stable home is the foundation for so much in life. It is empowering for the parents and stabilizing for the children to have a place to call home. That changes communities and better communities change the world,” Brown says.

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