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January News

  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. And our archives, which members can view here, go back to 2006!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • The Music Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) designed to reform the way songwriters are paid in the digital age, was on the agenda of the House of Representatives when it reconvened on 1/9.    Read more about it here.  
  • NATPE - AIMP VP Teri Nelson Carpenter/Reel Muzik Werks will be moderating a panel on January 17th that consists of ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews, attorney Jay Cooper, EVP NMPA Danielle Aguirre and CEO of BUMA/STEMRA Wim van Limpt.  
  • AIMP NA Pubcast - Michael McAnally Baum wraps this series with the people that offer their support to publishers and songwriters alike. Trina Smith, Brent Daughrity, and Denise Nicoles all offer their unique advice from their own vocational experiences.  
  • Music Reports hits 1 million songs claimed using its Songdex Rights database.  Read more about it here.  
  • SoundExchange - Searching for unclaimed royalties is about to get easier for Music Publishers with the new SXWorks Database.  Read more here.  
  • Spotify is hit with a $1.6B copyright lawsuit over Tom Petty, Weezer, and Neil Young Songs. Read more about it here.  
  • HAAWK swoops in and acquires TuneRegistry and RoyaltyClaim.  Read more about it here.  
  • IMPEL launches a standalone company for collective rights management.  Read more about it here
  • ASCAP songwriters defined the sound of 2017.  Read more about them here.  
  • BMI wins the consent decree battle over the DOJ. Read more about it here and here.  
  • SESAC celebrates its GRAMMY® nominations.  Read more here
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Dale Bobo / Big Deal Music

Dale Bobo is Senior Vice President of Big Deal Music Nashville working with songwriters Brett Beavers, Brad Tursi, Dave Berg, Bonnie Baker, Jason White, Driver Williams, among others.  Bobo began his career in the Nashville office of Chappell/Intersong where he ran the tape room and, after the acquisition of Chappell by Warner Bros. Music in 1987, Tim Wipperman brought him over to plug songs which he did happily for many years.  Eventually becoming SVP/GM of Warner/Chappell Nashville, Bobo lead a formidable staff of publishing enthusiasts celebrating 22 number one records and working with hit writers Marv Green, Steven Dale Jones, Wendell Mobley, Tim Nichols, John Rich, Wynn Varble, Chris Wallin and others.  Rusty Gaston and Bobo established the successful This Music venture during this time.  Later Bobo became Executive Vice President of Chrysalis Music, where he oversaw all aspects of the Nashville office working with producer/writers Brett Beavers and Jeff Stevens and songwriters Danny Orton and Jim McCormick.  Bobo was brought in by Los Angeles based publisher Kenny Macpherson, President of Chrysalis North America and later founder of Big Deal Music.  Bobo has served on the Board Of Directors of The Academy Of Country Music and the Country Music Association, is a former chairman of the Copyright Society Of The South, is a Leadership Music Alumnus (class of 1995) and a proud member of the Association Of Independent Music Publishers.

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