The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) was formed in 1977 by a group of Los Angeles music publishers, and has local chapters in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. The organization's primary focus is to educate and inform music publishers about the most current industry trends and practices by providing a forum for the discussion of the issues and problems confronting the music publishing industry.

The AIMP provides a unique medium for those in the music industry to discuss with their colleagues various points of view from the cutting edge of the ever-changing music business. The opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with others on issues of mutual concern is fostered by the informal atmosphere of the AIMP's monthly meetings, forums, and workshops.

The AIMP includes in its membership not only independent music publishers, but those publishers that are affiliated with record labels or motion picture and television production companies. In addition, individuals from other areas of the entertainment community, such as motion picture, television, multimedia and home video producers, the record industry, music licensing and supervision, songwriters, artist managers and members of the legal and accounting professions are active in the AIMP.

Join the AIMP to:

- Expand your knowledge and perspective, and keep abreast of the latest and most important trends through program discussions with experts from all facets of the music industry.
- Develop new professional relationships.
- Keep up with new technologies and legislative issues.
- Vote and participate in the direction and growth of a dynamic organization.
- Interact with your colleagues in a conducive environment.


Ronan Chris Murphy is a multi-genre record producer and engineer that works around the world. His diverse album credits include Gwar, King Crimson (several albums), Terry Bozzio, Steve Morse, Ulver, Pete Teo, Jamie Walters and hundreds more. His video game credits include Assasin’s Creed Brotherhood and Mafia III and he recently mastered the score album for Jordan Peele’s hit film “Get Out”. He works in studios around the world as well as his own studio, Veneto West, just outside of Los Angeles.

Ronan also pioneered many concepts in alternative recording education with his recording business, Recording Boot Camp, which offers workshops and consulting around the globe, and he created the worlds first audio blog/podcast with Ronan’s Recording Show.

Check out his full music bio.

In addition to his working in music, Ronan is a passionate photographer whose work has been featured in several magazines and won a few awards.