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Press Run Date - August 9, 2011


Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Announces Establishment of New Chapter in Nashville


NASHVILLE – August 9, 2011 – The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) announced today the establishment of a new chapter in Nashville. The Nashville chapter will operate alongside existing chapters in Los Angeles and New York and like those groups will present panels, workshops, networking opportunities and special events focusing on topics important to publishers and the music community at large.

“We are very excited to have Nashville become a valuable part of our organization,” said AIMP President Richard Feldman, in making the announcement. “With encouragement from publishers here in Nashville, and the overwhelming success of our recent panel on licensing songs for film and TV, there has never been a better time to bring the AIMP to Music City. We believe that the large and diverse music community here will find value and benefits in the AIMP’s programs and advocacy initiatives.”

In addition to educational panels, workshops and events, the chapter will advocate on behalf of Nashville publishers through both its own efforts and in conjunction with other organizations and government bodies such as the Copyright Alliance, NMPA, and the Chamber of Commerce, giving Nashville publishers an increased national presence.

The Nashville chapter will be led by a steering committee until a board of directors is elected. Committee members include veteran music industry executive Jill Napier, Randy Wachtler (President, 615 Music), Walter Campbell (President, Big Garage Music Publishing), Eli Ball (CEO, Lyric Financial), Marc Driskill (VP/GM, ASCAP) and Kevin Lamb (VP, Peer Music), Ross Asher (Creative, Razor and Tie), Josh Collum (Sorted Noise Productions), Jewel Coburn (Co-president Ten Ten Music), Tim Fink (Assoc. VP Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC), David Preston (Director Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI), Diana Maher (Owner, Moraine Music Group), Kerry O’Neil (Partner, Big Yellow Dog Music).

“We are pleased that a chapter of the AIMP has been approved for our close-knit community,” commented Jill Napier, who will spearhead the steering committee’s efforts. “Independent music publishing is more prevalent than ever. Our chapter will focus on exploiting and monetizing music in a positive way and provide its membership with educational opportunities on the latest national and international trends, as well as addressing issues specific to the Nashville music community.”

Membership dues are $74 per year. To register go to www.aimp.org

About the AIMP
The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) is a non-profit organization providing education and information on the most current topics, trends and practices in the music publishing industry. Formed in 1977 by a group of Los Angeles music publishers, the AIMP has chapters in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, that host regular panel discussions, workshops, networking opportunities and special events. Its membership is comprised of professionals in the music publishing and entertainment industries, including independent music publishers and publishers affiliated with record labels, motion picture and television production companies, music supervisors, songwriters, artist managers, marketing executives, as well as legal and accounting professionals.

Media Inquiries:
Sheryl Northrop
NorthStar Entertainment
Ph: 805-498-5880
em: Sheryl@northstar-ent.com




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