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TAYLOR FINAL
Another record, another record broken. (11/18a)
TIM & FAITH AND TAYLOR, OH MY
The supercouple are due to debut with... (11/18a)
THE FOUR: CW TO GET HIS CLOSE-UP (UPDATE)
Charlie is ready for prime time. (11/17a)
GERSON ON BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING
The trailblazer talks. (11/17a)
THE GRAMMY TELECAST WILL HONOR THE DEPARTED (BUT PLEASE, GOD, NO MORE)
Who will get a special tribute on the telecast? (11/17a)
GRAMMY SHOCKERS
You just wait.
WHAT WAS ON THAT PIZZA?
I think I'm hallucinating.
WHO WILL DOMINATE THE HOLIDAYS?
Stockings await.
MAJOR EXEC SHUFFLE
The deals aren't done yet, but when they are? Hoo-boy.
Pub Crawling
AN AIMP TALE OF TWO CITIES
11/16/17

11/15 was a big night for the Association of Independent Music Publishers, with chapter events in New York City and Nashville. Nashville hosted the AIMP & SoundExchange Fall Party, while the first ever Guild of Music Supervisors Mixer took place in New York. 

The fall party in Nashville celebrated AIMP's 40th anniversary and everything the Nashville chapter's been able to accomplish in 2017, the third annual AIMP Songwriters Series being just one of those. 


Seen agreeing that they're entitled to one half of every tear in every beer are (l-r): Parallel Music Publishing's Tim Hunze, BMI's Leslie Roberts, AIMP Nashville Executive Director John Ozier of ole, AIMP Nashville Treasurer Ree Guyer of Wrensong MusicSoundExchange's Linda Bloss-BaumRegions Bank's Brad Peterson and Big Deal Music's Dale Bobo. Later, Dale brought out Kenny MacPherson's sporran for show and tell.

In New York, the good people of AIMP brought together top music supervisors and members of each organization for a roundtable panel discussion featuring Todd Kasow and Music Supervisor Ruth Simmons, moderated by Ed Gerrard. 


After being coaxed into this photo for us with a round of Jell-O shots are (l-r): AIMP New York Board Members Keith D'Arcy of SONGS Music Publishing, Debbie Rose of Shapiro Bernstein & Co.Michael Hill, Todd Kasow, Ruth Simmons, Ed Gerrard, AIMP New York Board Member Julie Lipsius of Lipservices and AIMP New York Executive Director Alisa Coleman of ABKCO Music, Inc.

BIG YELLOW DOG'S GOT THE FUNK
11/16/17

Lauren Funk has been named Senior Creative Director at Big Yellow Dog, she'll be leading the team in charge of writer management and song plugging. 

Funk had previously served for three years as BYD's Creative Manager. She was instrumental in the success of songs like "Hometown Girl" (recorded by Josh Turner), "Get to You" (Michael Ray), and "Ring on Every Finger" (LoCash), as well as in securing cuts by Blake SheltonDustin LynchChris Lane and Sara Evans.

"Lauren is passionate about all the Big Yellow Dog Music writers and their success," says BYD Music CEO Carla Wallace. "She's a true writer's friend."

WARNER/CHAPPELL'S BIG WEEK IN MUSIC CITY
11/9/17

Warner/Chappell has had an eventful week in Nashville, having been named ASCAP's Publisher of the Year for the fifth consecutive year and tallying 41 total awards from performing rights organizations. The new honors include 24 ASCAP Most Performed Song Awards, 11 BMI Top Song Awards and six SESAC Country Performance Activity Awards.

Pubco topper Jon Platt and W/C Nashville prez Ben Vaughn also had plenty of reason to celebrate with the CMAs. W/C songwriters took home six trophies, with awards going to Chris StapletonBrothers OsborneLee MillerSteven Lee Olsen and Little Big Town. 

In a highlight of the evening, the powerfully topical "Female" had an illustrious debut (performed by Capitol Nashville's Keith Urban); the song was co-written by W/C songwriter Nicolle Galyon. It's now #1 at iTunes

Vaughn commented: “It is an honor and a privilege to work with the best songwriters and the best team in Nashville. It’s been an incredible week, and I am so proud of what our songwriters have achieved this year, and grateful to the Nashville community for their trust and tremendous support and recognition. I am especially thankful for the amazing encouragement from Jon Platt and our extended Warner/Chappell family—this week, this year, and always.” 

Ben then strapped on his big ol' fake beard and continued to duck our calls. 

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