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18 September 2019 (NASHVILLE, TN) – Anthem Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent music and entertainment content and services companies, is pleased to announce that Tim Wipperman has been appointed to the role of President, Anthem Music Publishing, Nashville, reporting to Helen Murphy, CEO. Tim, who most recently was the CEO at Rezonant Music, will lead the Nashville team in developing and executing Anthem’s new growth strategy for publishing in Nashville and working with our 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, Helen Murphy.
Earlier this week, Anthem Entertainment also announced the acquisition of 50% of Wrensong Entertainment’s catalog and a go-forward co-venture with Wrensong. Ree Guyer, President and Owner of Wrensong said: “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.”
“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.”
Industry vetern, Tim 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. Shortly after Warner Brothers opened, he was approached to run their Nashville offices where he then became the head of Warner Chappell Music for 29 years. Tim went on to be the youngest publisher to receive the prestigious ASCAP Country Music Publisher of the Year; and won BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC Publisher of the Year more than 10 times. Tim 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 moved to Equity Records where he was the CCO, and subsequently founded Rezonant Music, signing writers, Ross Copperman, Hillary Lindsey, Kevin Kadish, Scooter Carusoe,and Matt Jenkins among others. 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 dedicated industry professionals. We support artists, create content, and provide entertainment services around the world. As technology and entertainment evolve, we work hard to create and maximize opportunities for our talent and our clients. Our difference: an approach that combines the resources, power and reach of a major with the agility, entrepreneurism and soul of an indie. For more information, visit anthementertainment.com
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