Workshop ft. Tim Wipperman (ONErpm) | March 7, 2023

March 7, 2023 Guest Speaker Workshop ft. Tim Wipperman - presented by ONErpm



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 the 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 founded and 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 such as Hillary Lindsay and Ross Copperman. 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. 



Founded in 2010, ONErpm is a global music solutions company with 33 offices and studios in 24 countries. Encompassing distribution, label solutions, content production, publishing and an innovative marketing group that includes in-house advertising and influencer agencies, ONErpm has a proven track record of providing local and global support to artists and creators at any stage of their careers. 

Moreover, ONErpm’s proprietary technology offers creators and content owners alike a multitude of distribution/supply chain tools, business intelligence, accounting and global payment solutions, facilitating day-to-day operations in an increasingly complex, global and dynamic music business environment. With an eye toward maximizing the value of music, ONErpm is a leader in new revenue opportunities and operates one of the largest YouTube Multi-Channel Networks (MCN), whose channels collectively generate over 10 billion views every month.  

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