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October 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 summer educational webinars or the LA webinar Between The Cue Sheets; What Your Mother Never Told You, Members can view the videos, as well as all archives, here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  There is also a 20% discount to MONDO.NYC 2020 in your Member's Area and several of our LA Chapter board members are participating on Friday, October 16th!
  • Another member benefit is voting for your chapter board.  2021-2022 is a new term for our organization and ballots will be going out soon!  If you are not currently a member, please consider becoming a member, or renewing your membership, so you can vote in this year's election.  Stay tuned for instructions from your respective chapter. 
  • Meet Nashville Chapter board member Mark Brown, Senior Vice President & GM, Round Hill Music, www.aimp.org (scroll down).
  • David Israelite/NMPA - "Live streaming must respect the rights of songwriters."  Read more from his blog here
  • Hipgnosis Songs has acquired Big Deal Music Group and brought onboard its senior staff, with Kenny MacPherson becoming CEO of Hipgnosis Songs Group and reporting directly to founder and CEO Merck Mercuriadis. He is joined by Co-Presidents Casey Robison and Jamie Cerreta and Executive Vice President Dave Ayers (New York) as well as Senior Vice President Pete Robinson (Nashville).  Read more here
  • Artists are mising out on tens of millions of dollars from neighbouring rights. IAFAR is trying to fix the problem.  Read more here
  • CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, has centralized the assignment and administration of International Standard Musical Work Codes (ISWC).  Previously, those codes, which already have been assigned to 52 million song compositions, had been handled by a network of 54 registration agencies in 79 countries.  Read more here
  • ASCAP Christian Music Awards - The music of faith and hope took center stage at ASCAP's first ever virtual Christian Music awards celebration October 7-8, honoring the songwriters and publishers behind the most performed ASCAP Christian songs of 2019. Our winners shared uplifting video messages, acceptance speeches, performances and more during our two-day online celebration, along with exclusive performances of some of their winning songs. Read more here
  • BMI Celebrates its London Awards Winners - “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith and Normani named Song of the Year; Bernie Marsden, Caroline Ailin, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, EY, Gary Kemp, Kamille and Niall Horan among the Honourees; Million-Air, Top Pop and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards also announced.  Read more here
  • The International Bluegrass Association announced the 2020 Industry Award recipients, as part of the IBMA 2020 Virtual World of Bluegrass week. The Industry Awards recognize outstanding work in non-performing industry categories.  During the virtual live show on September 29, 2020, SESAC affiliate Milan Miller received the Songwriter of the Year Award. The event was hosted by Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.  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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