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  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the LA Chapter's panel Fall TV Preview!, Members can view it and all archived panels here. Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality! All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • ASCAP & BMI - the nation’s two leading performing rights organizations have joined forces to create a single, comprehensive database of musical works from their combined repertories that will deliver an authoritative view of ownership shares in the vast majority of music licensed in the U.S.  Read more about it here and here.  
  • SESAC strikes a new, landmark U.S. radio deal - for rates it claims are 50% higher than ASCAP's .  Read more about it here.  
  • Spotify may have to pay songwriters $345 million.  Read the full article, written by LA board member Erin M. Jacobson, Esq., here
  • Billboard reveals its third annual 2017 Nashville Country Power Players list.  
  • SONGS - The independent music publisher who helped Lorde & The Weeknd top the charts.  Read more of this indie publisher's story here.  
  • Jay R. Morgenstern, a 50-year veteran of music publishing, died on July 4 in Los Angeles. He was 87.  Read more about Jay here.  
  • YouTube Red & Google Play Music will merge their music services, says music chief Lyor Cohen.  Read more about it here.
  • David Rosner - Here is a touching tribute by Jim DiGiovanni to the indie publisher on his June 13th passing.  
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Merril Wasserman / Kobalt Music Publishing


Merril Wasserman is currently Executive Vice President of Business Development at Kobalt Music Publishing, the leading independent music publisher. She has been at Kobalt for 9 years and has signed and/or been involved in the acquisition of the Estate of Miles Davis, and numerous other Jazz luminaries; Dierks Bentley; Steve Winwood; Def Leppard; Stevie Nicks; The Book of Mormon; Fleet Foxes; Jeff Buckley; the Violent Femmes, Rick Nielsen, John Ondrasik and the Elvis Presley catalogue. She has also signed for Neighboring Rights, Bob Dylan; Sean Paul, Wiz Kalifa and Paul Simon. Previous to joining Kobalt she was Vice President, International Acquisitions and Affiliate Relations at Sony/ATV Music. During her tenure at Sony, she signed and/or worked with the catalogues of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson, Steve Perry, and Journey. She has also held the position of Vice President, International Acquisitions at MCA Music Publishing (now Universal) signing Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, and Ice-T to name a few. Merril previously served on the Board of the AIMP and is very pleased she was able to return effective January 2017. She has also served on the Education Committee of NARAS.

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