The Nashville Chapter of the AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers) held its seventh annual AIMP Nashville Songwriter Series this week at the Listening Room Cafe.
The event, sponsored by Endurance Music Group, featured two rounds of up-and-coming songwriters invited to join the prestigious class, including Rocky Block, Ben Chapman, Jonathan Hutcherson, Jenna LaMaster, Jared Scott, and Dan Wilson. Hosted by hit songwriters Corey Crowder and Matt Jenkins, the round allowed for each of the class members to perform two songs and share the stories behind them with the audience.
Past performers in the AIMP Nashville Songwriter Series have gone on to achieve great success as both songwriters and artists. In order to qualify for the class, each of the songwriters must not have had a song charting higher than a top 20 on the Billboard or Mediabase country charts. They are selected by a special committee made up of music industry professionals, based on submissions from current AIMP Nashville members.
Since its inception in 2015, the AIMP Nashville Songwriter Series has established itself as an indicator of what’s to come from the thriving independent music publishing community.
Past classes include:
2020: Ryan Beaver, Dillon Carmichael, Ian Christian, Colin Elmore, Jeff Garrison, LJ, Tiera
2019: Claire Douglas, Emily Falvey, Ben Goldsmith, Griffen Palmer, Dave Pittenger, Jake Rose
2018: Kassi Ashton, Jordan Brooker, Nicolette Hayford, Kylie Morgan, Mike Walker, Anna Vaus
2017: Hannah Ellis, Ross Ellis, Michael Hardy, Ashley McBryde, Daniel Ross, Sarah Allison Turner
2016: Brinley Addington, Ash Bowers, Dustin Christensen, Erik Dylan, Jeffrey East, Josh Jenkins
2015: Maggie Chapman, Luke Dick, Jameson Rodgers, Matt Rogers, Hailey Whitters, J.P. Williams
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