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October News

  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA September panel UNCONVENTIONAL MONEY: Royalty Sources You Might Not Think Of, Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • On October 11th, the The Music Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump after the House of Representatives unanimously approved passage of the U.S. Senate’s version of the MMA, which had itself been approved by that chamber the week prior.  
  • Read David Israelite's guest op-ed, "The Music Modernization Act Marks a New Era for the Music Industry."
  • Also, The Music Modernization Act: A Breakdown of the Benefits for Artists and Songwriters, by Wallace E. J. Collins, III, Esq. 
  • What will the new EU Copyright Law mean for media, tech companies and users?  Read more about it here.  
  • On September 30, the U.S. and Canada announced that they had reached an agreement in their negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. With all three parties coming to an agreement, it’s anticipated that the new deal will be signed in the coming months. The text of the updated agreement can be found here and the intellectual property chapter can be found here
  • ASCAP member Julian Hornik receives the 2018 Sammy Cahn  Award. Read more about him here
  • BMI London Awards - Harry Gregson-Williams and other top songwriters are honored.  Read more about them here.  
  • SESAC celebrates its CMA Awards nominees.  Read more about them 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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