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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 NY January panel How To Increase Your Royalties: Tips & Tricks, members can view the full panel here, as well as all other archived panels from all 3 chapters.  Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
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  • Sam Smith -  Adds Tom Petty to songwriting credits on hit 'Stay With Me', and Tom Petty addresses Sam Smith's songwriting snafu: "The word lawsuit was never even said."
  • Music Copyright - Five things to consider before filing a case. Read the full article here.  
  • Marvin Gaye - Family seeks 'Blurred Lines' appeal, warns of "devastating consequences" of key ruling.  Read more here.   
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  • ASCAP - Announces Elizabeth Matthews as new CEO.
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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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