34th Annual Administrators of Gospel Music Conference
Nashville, TN - October 13th, 2016

The Administrators of Gospel Music fosters standards of excellence in Christian music rights administration through education, professional relationships, and the sharing of information.

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The Administrators of Gospel Music (AGM) held it’s first conference in 1982 at the Shoney’s Inn in Nashville. The idea to organize a group of gospel administrators is attributed to Helen Pool of Singspiration Music and Waverly Conlan of Word Music. The organization was born out of necessity to help its members solve common problems in the music publishing industry and to build a network of community within the gospel music genre. The organization focused on areas of licensing, performing rights, television rights, and copyright law. The first meeting was held for two days with approximately 17 representatives from companies like Benson Company, Sparrow Records, The Baptist Sunday School Board, Cherry Lane Music, Maranatha! Music, Dawn Treader, Straightway Music, Word, Singspiration Music, Lorenz Creative Services, and Triune Music, and Purifoy Publishing.

Since the first AGM meeting in 1982, AGM has grown to a group of approximately 60 -80 gospel music administrators from around the world. In addition to providing important networking opportunities to its members, AGM continues to keep its members apprised of changes in the music industry. The once a year conference is packed full of topics that educate its members so they can continue to provide excellent music publishing administration services.

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Scott Patty

Pastor, Grace Community Church

Scott is the founding pastor of Grace Community Church. Before he began Grace in 1993, he served as a youth pastor for ten years. He was raised in Nashville and came to faith in Christ as a high school student. He graduated from Belmont University in 1985 and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1989. Scott...
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Aaron Blanton

Worship and Arts Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church

Aaron is a Grammy nominated, 3 time Dove Award winning recording artist. After learning to play drums in his local church, he went on to become a founding member of SONICFLOOd. In 2000, Aaron joined By the Tree as the drummer and, eventually, became the lead singer and primary songwriter in 2005. After a long ...
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Chris Janecek

Manager of Music Works Department, BMI

Chris Janecek is Manager, Works Registration at Broadcast Music, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for developing and overseeing new applications, training programs and procedures for registering and submitting musical and publishing data. Based in the Company’s Nashville office, Janecek began his career at ...
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Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson

Digital Rights Administrator, CCMG

Since February 2014, Erin has played an important role managing YouTube’s content management system at Capitol CMG. She has been responsible for research, trouble-shooting, and organizing the publishing platform via YouTube’s CMS tool. Recently, Erin has been involved with Capitol’s new multi-channel network ...
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Cody Carpenter

Cody Carpenter

Digital Rights Administrator, CCMG

A recent Music Business graduate from Belmont University, Cody works for Capitol CMG Publishing as a Digital Rights Administrator predominately in the YouTube space. In addition to coordinating content strategy and monetization optimization around Capitol CMG’s Multi-Channel Network, Cody is also responsible for ...
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Stuart Rosen

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of BMI

Stuart Rosen is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of BMI, overseeing global operations of the Legal Department, directing the organization’s legal affairs, as well as all attorneys working within the company. Rosen joined BMI in 1996 as an Associate Attorney. He was promoted to Senior Attorney in ...
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