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September News

  • AIMP Member Benefits – We have two new Member Discounts for you; one for the Guild Of Music Supervisors State Of Music In Media Conference and the other for the MONDO.NYC Business Summit & Music Festival.  Another benefit of membership is our archive of past panels, which go back to 2006!
  • 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
  • AIMP's NY Chapter will present the prestigious 2019 New York Chapter Indie Award to independent music publisher Atlas Music Publishing, its CEO/Founder Richard Stumpf, and its COO/Partner Phil Cialdella.  The presentation will take place at the Chapter’s annual Holiday Party, which will be held December 4 at 5:30 PM at the National Arts Club in New York City.
  • ASCAP - Country Icon Randy Travis will be honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award at this year's ASCAP Country Music Awards.  Read more about it here.  
  • BMI sets revenue records.  The company distributed $1.196 Billion to its Songwriters, Composers & Publishers, up $78 million over the previous year.  Read more about it here.  
  • SESAC celebrates its CMA Award nominations.  This year’s awards, hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, will broadcast live on ABC on Wednesday, November 13 from Nashville.  Click here to read more and see the full list of nominees.  
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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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