Tim Wipperman Named Managing Director, Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Global independent music giant ONErpm is pleased to announce it has hired Billboard 2022 Country Power Player, Tim Wipperman—a veteran music publishing and record label executive with decades of experience in Music City—as its new Managing Director for Nashville.
After starting his career as a classically trained trumpet player, Wipperman attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, earning his way through school by playing in R&B and Dixieland bands. Upon graduation, Wipperman moved to Nashville in the 1970s at the invitation of his cousin, Hall of Fame songwriter Rory Bourke, and was hired by legendary Nashville musician Chet Atkins to run Vector Music Publishing. He then worked for Cedarwood Publishing as a song plugger and at Combine Music pitching songs for writers such as Kris Kristofferson until Warner Bros. Music (which became Warner Chappell) asked him to run its Nashville office shortly after it opened.
After nearly 30 years as senior executive at Warner, Wipperman moved to the record label side of the business at Equity Music Group for five years, then formed his own music company, Wipperman Music Group. He later served as CEO of Rezonant Music before becoming president of Anthem Music Publishing in 2019, until accepting his current position at ONErpm.
Along the way, Wipperman became the youngest publisher to receive the ASCAP Country Music Publisher of the Year and won BMI, ASCAP and SESAC publisher of the year awards more than 10 times. Notable artist signees include Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean with Michael Knox, Trace Atkins, Restless Heart and David Alan Coe, along with multiple Hall of Fame songwriters and producers. During his tenure at Warner, his team won more than 500 ASCAP, BMI and SESAC awards; Grammy Awards; and ACM and CMA awards, including multiple song of the year nods.
Wipperman has now joined the ONErpm team, where he will oversee staff and operations in Nashville, including negotiation of artist deals and growth of the local office.
“I'm honored to join the ONErpm team,” Wipperman says, “and look forward to building an amazing, diverse roster in Nashville, managed by a premiere staff focused on artist engagement and development.”
“We are thrilled to have someone of Wipperman’s caliber run our Nashville office and know he will grow our presence in Music City exponentially,” affirms ONErpm founder Emmanuel Zunz.
ONErpm is a next generation music company and leader in new revenue opportunities, operating one of the world’s largest music distribution platforms and YouTube Multi-Channel Networks. Offering a full suite of services that includes marketing support, supply chain tools, business intelligence, publishing, accounting, and global payment solutions, ONErpm provides the infrastructure needed to help creators and content owners succeed. As a trusted partner, ONErpm emphasizes transparency in everything it does, from executing a marketing campaign to making payments. Located in 29 cities across 20 countries with a staff of over 450, the company’s global footprint is constantly expanding, making it one of the fastest growing independent music companies in the world.
For more information, visit www.onerpm.com.
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