...Tim Wipperman came to Nashville in 1971 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Political Science [International Relations] with dreams of becoming a session trumpet player.
Given the 'great demand' for trumpet players in Nashville at the time, he
went to work at Chet Atkins publishing company, Vector Music
as a songplugger, was hired by Cedarwood Publishing
, then was lured to Combine Music to work with songwriters such as Kris Kristofferson.In 1975 he was offered the job of running Warner Bros. Music shortly after it opened offices in Nashville and remained as the senior executive of the company [now Warner/Chappell music] for 29 yrs.During his tenure, the Nashville division of the company won over 500 ASCAP and BMI awards, multiple Grammys, CMA and ACM awards, and several times was named the ASCAP, BMI, and Billboard Country Publisher of the year.Tim is currently the Chief Creative Office of Equity Music Group, a new independent music company formed in August 2003 by business partners Mike Kraski, Jim Morey, Charles Sussman and Clint Black.
...Mr. Wipperman serves or has served on the board of directors of the Country Music Assn., the Academy of Country Music, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences [Grammys], The Copyright Society of the South [Chairman], and Trustee of the Country Music Foundation, also the Tennessee State University Foundation, Tennessee Special Olympics, Middle Tenn. Alcohol and Drug Council, Cumberland Heights, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.He is a graduate of the Metro Citizens Police Academy, Leadership Nashville, and was past President of Leadership Music.