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March News

  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the LA February International Publishing panel, members can view the full panel here, and the NY January panel on Library & Production Music here, as well as all other archived panels from all 3 chapters here.  Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • The AIMP learned that our LA board member Jake Wisely was just named CEO of The Bicycle Music Company. Congratulations, Jake; it's well deserved!
  • We are proud to report that AIMP LA Board Member Jake Wisely and NY Board Members Caroline Bienstock and Richard Stumpf are running for the ASCAP Board of Directors.  We encourage our AIMP Members who are also ASCAP members to vote for them!  The deadline is March 20th.  
  • AdRev is reporting nearly 3 times the payout to YouTube rights holders in 2014, cashing out at $14.8 million in paid royalties.  You can also meet them on March 12th in LA!
  • Copyright Alliance Take Action Now Tool - As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, we must remind Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continues to play in our lives.  
  • "Shake It Off" ruled the publishing industry's 4th quarter in 2014.  
  • Pandora - Can it repair its relationship with the music industry?
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Michael Crepezzi/BMI

Michael Crepezzi is Executive Director, Distribution & Administration Services (formerly known as Performing Rights Research) at BMI and is based in Los Angeles. In his role, he works closely with the Operations and Information Technology departments and is an integral part of the team responsible for the ongoing development of royalty payment policies and procedures with regards to the use of music in audio-visual productions performed on the Internet and in other new media outlets. Crepezzi also continues to execute his responsibilities regarding BMI’s music use reporting and television performance related initiatives. In addition, he maintains and develops relationships within the music publishing, composer and music production communities by answering inquiries and educating key constituents on BMI policies and procedures on a daily basis.

Crepezzi joined BMI in 1993 as Associate Director, Performing Rights. Since joining BMI, he has continued to elevate throughout the company receiving several promotions including his current title as Executive Director. Prior to joining BMI, he was Royalty and Accounting Manager at both Disney Music Publishing and Capitol Records’ publishing divisions, Screen Gems/Colgems Music.  

Crepezzi attended California State University, Northridge where he studied Business Administration.  Michael served as an active board member for the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) for 14 consecutive years from 2000-2014.  During his term, Michael held various officer positions including AIMP Vice President, Executive Director and Secretary. In addition, Crepezzi played a critical role in the establishment of the AIMP Nashville Chapter, as well as the formation of the recent Linda Liker Komorsky Scholarship.

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3/10/15 DOJ Hearing on ASCAP/BMI Consent Decrees On the morning of March 10, 2015, the Department Of Justice (DOJ) held a hearing on the ASCAP and BMI Consent decrees.  The w …

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Copyright Office Report On Music Licensing Released On February 5, 2015, the Copyright Office released their 245 page report on their analysis and recommendations for how the U.S. Co …

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