Big Machine Music has announced the opening of a new Los Angeles office, bringing on Timmy Haehl as Sr. Dir. of Publishing.
BMM’s expansion from their Nashville-based headquarters comes on the heels of several global successes. As one of the top ten on Billboard’s Hot 100 Publishing Corps for the past five years, BMM has recently celebrated the success of GAYLE’s “abcdefu” (co-written by BMM songwriter Sara Davis), 2021 BMI Pop Song of the Year Maren Morris’ “The Bones” (co-written by BMM songwriter Laura Veltz), Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours” (co-written by BMM songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon), Diplo’s “Heartless” (co-written by BMM songwriter Ryan Hurd) and the Grammy Awards Song of the Year nominee Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile’s “Beautiful Noise” (co-written by BMM songwriter Brandy Clark).
“Between Big Machine Music’s crossover hits, the growth of our roster to include LA-based songwriters and our inter-company collaborations with SB Projects, it is a natural move for us to formally open a West Coast office, and Timmy is the perfect creative publishing executive with which to start,” says BMM’s General Manager Mike Molinar.
Originally from Seattle, Haehl will assist with BMM’s pop songwriter signings as well as represent the entire roster for multi-genre opportunities. The Harvard University graduate began his career at Geffen Records in A&R and most recently served as Director of A&R and Management at Hallwood Media. His clients have included creatives such as London-based David Stewart, legendary rock producer Brendan O’Brien and Grammy-nominated producer/writer King Henry, the latter of whom Haehl will continue to represent.
Haehl will work from the company’s Santa Monica office and report to BMM’s VP of Publishing Alex Heddle and Molinar.
“Timmy exhibits every bit of Big Machine Music’s values and vision for the future,” adds Heddle. “His passion for developing and promoting creatives is palpable. We are very excited to have him join our team.”
Haehl shares, “I couldn’t be more excited to join Big Machine Music and help bring Nashville’s top independent publisher into a new era of success within the LA creative community. As Big Machine Music’s personalized, writer-focused strategy and hit song sensibilities align with my own, I am looking forward to success with this team and the current roster of songwriters as well as future signings.”
Haehl can be reached at [email protected].
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