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LOS ANGELES, CA (January 19, 2022) – Leading independent music publisher Big Machine Musicannounces today the opening of its Los Angeles office, bringing on Timmy Haehl as Senior Director of Publishing.
Landing in the top ten on Billboard’s Hot 100 Publishing Corp list the past five years running, BMM’s expansion from their Nashville-based headquarters comes on the heels of global successes including GAYLE’s “abcdefu” (co-written by BMM songwriter Sara Davis), 2021 BMI Pop Song of the Year Maren Morris’ “The Bones” (co-written by BMM songwriter Laura Veltz), Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber’s “10,000 Hours” (co-written by BMM songwriter Jessie Jo Dillon), Diplo’s “Heartless” (co-written by BMM songwriter Ryan Hurd) and GRAMMY® Awards Song of the Year nominee Alicia Keys and Brandi Carlile’s “Beautiful Noise” (co-written by BMM songwriter Brandy Clark).
“Between Big Machine Music’s crossover hits, the growth of our roster to include LA-based songwriters and our inter-company collaborations with SB Projects, it is a natural move for us to formally open a West Coast office, and Timmy is the perfect creative publishing executive with which to start,” said BMM’s General Manager Mike Molinar.
Originally from Seattle, Haehl will assist with BMM’s Pop songwriter signings as well as represent the entire roster for multi-genre opportunities. He will work from the company’s Santa Monica office and report to BMM’s Vice President of Publishing Alex Heddle and Molinar.
“Timmy exhibits every bit of Big Machine Music’s values and vision for the future,” adds Heddle. “His passion for developing and promoting creatives is palpable. We are very excited to have him join our team.”
A graduate of Harvard University, Haehl began his career at Geffen Records in A&R and most recently served as Director of A&R and Management at Hallwood Media, where he helped build out and service a roster of songwriters and producers, as well as the company’s catalog sales initiatives. His clients included creatives such as London-based David Stewart, legendary rock producer Brendan O’Brien and GRAMMY®-nominated producer/writer King Henry, the latter of whom Haehl will continue to represent.
Haehl shares, “I couldn’t be more excited to join Big Machine Music and help bring Nashville’s top independent publisher into a new era of success within the LA creative community. As Big Machine Music’s personalized, writer-focused strategy and hit song sensibilities align with my own, I am looking forward to success with this team and the current roster of songwriters as well as future signings.”
Haehl can be reached at Timmy.Haehl@bigmachinemusic.com.