The Los Angeles, Nashville and New York Young Professional Committees of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) have selected Belmont alumna Ashley Morey, director, client services at HFA/Rumblefish, as chair of their national Young Professional Committee (YPC).
Following the formation of AIMP’s regional Young Professional Committees in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, the national YPC was launched in the fall of 2021. The committees’ primary purpose is to educate, inform and share insight on the inner workings of independent music publishing, while also encouraging and involving members in the young professional music community.
“Our Young Professional Committees are a vital part of the AIMP providing education, collaboration and idea-sharing opportunities to those shaping the future of our industry,” said John Ozier, AIMP National chair and president of the Nashville Chapter. “With Ashley’s strong background in music publishing and her expertise in the digital space, I have no doubt she will lead the YPC to accomplish great things this year.”
“As both a musician and a publishing professional, helping to educate publishers and songwriters and ensuring they are properly compensated is my mission and my greatest reward,” said Morey. “Through leading the Young Professional Committee, I look forward to working alongside the AIMP and my peers to provide crucial programming and strengthen our industry for the generations to come.”
Morey, who has extensive experience supporting publishers and songwriters from her 8+ years at HFA, will be tasked with coordinating the YPC’s national meetings, handling communication on behalf of the committee and mobilizing its members.
She began her career in the music industry as an assistant roadie before earning her BBA in Music Business from Belmont and interning in the Licensing and Membership departments at ASCAP Nashville. From there, she joined HFA as an Inquiry Agent in 2013 and worked her way up through the ranks, taking on the director, client services role in September 2021. Over the past several years, Morey has also toured and released music with her husband, Justin Morey, as the duo Sunshine & The Rain.