Wipperman joins from Warner/Chappell Music.

Tim Wipperman joins Equity Music Group in Nashville as chief creative officer. He previously spent nearly 30 years at Warner/Chappell Music in Nashville, most recently as executive VP/GM. He was laid off during cutbacks at the company last year.

Independent label Equity was launched last summer by partners Clint Black, Mike Kraski, Charles Sussman and Jim Morey. The label's roster comprises Black, Shannon Lawson, Little Big Town, Carolina Rain and Kevin Fowler.