Tim Wipperman has been appointed President of Anthem Music Publishing, Nashville and will report to CEO Helen Murphy. The move brings Wipperman’s Rezonant Music Publishing, which was founded in 2016, under the Anthem umbrella.
Wipperman will lead the Nashville team in developing and executing Anthem’s new growth strategy for publishing worldwide, and work with key songwriters and catalogs.
“I am excited to announce that Tim Wipperman has joined the Anthem Entertainment leadership team. Tim brings a wealth of music industry experience, excellent creative relationships and a great sense of humor,” commented Anthem Entertainment CEO Murphy.
“I’m incredibly excited to join Helen Murphy and contribute to the Anthem team. It’s wonderful to be part of a real publisher’s vision, and bring Rezonant under the Anthem umbrella,” said Wipperman. “Our desire is to create a first class, encouraging environment for creative people to excel at what they do. To give people the tools and support to thrive.”
Ree Guyer, President and Owner of Wrensong Entertainment, added, “Tim Wipperman and I have been friends and business associates for many years. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue that creative and forward-thinking relationship.” Anthem recently acquired 50% of the Wrensong catalog.
Wipperman began his career in Nashville where he was hired by Chet Atkins to run Vector Music Publishing. He worked for Cedarwood Publishing as a song plugger, and at Combine Music pitching songs for writers such as Kris Kristofferson. He was tapped to lead Warner Brothers’ Nashville office shortly after it opened, and then he became the head of Warner Chappell Music for 29 years, where he was the youngest publisher to receive the ASCAP Country Music Publisher of the Year honor. He has earned ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC Publisher of the Year honors more than 10 times.
Wipperman was responsible for signings including Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean with Michael Knox, Trace Atkins, Restless Heart, David Alan Coe, and multiple Hall of Fame songwriters and producers. Wipperman then became CCO of Equity Records, and subsequently founded Rezonant Music. Rezonant had 21 of the top 100 country singles in 2018.
Anthem Entertainment is comprised of a music publishing division, recorded music label, production music division, and a leading film and television audio-visual secondary rights (AVSR) management company. Anthem Entertainment operates offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Nashville, and Toronto, with a team of approximately 200 industry professionals.
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