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June News

  • 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 regarding Curating & Licensing Music for Promos, Members can view all archived panels here. Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality! All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • The AIMP is looking forward to seeing you all at our first ever Indie Music Publishing Summit taking place on June 13, 2017 in New York.  While registration has now expired as we are at capacity, if you would like to be added to our standby list in the event of cancellations, please email julia@aimp.org.  
  • All attendees of The Indie Music Publishing Summit and AIMP members are invited to NYC3's mixer and showcase presented in association with AIMP NYC the evening of June 12 in NY. For more info and to register click here.  
  • Leadership Music announces its 2018 class.  Among the list you'll see our very own Trina Smith/Me Gusta Music (Nashville Chapter Administrative Director) as well as other supporters of the AIMP.  
  • Concord Bicycle Music has announced the acquisition of global independent music publishing and theatrical rights company Imagem Music Group.  This landmark agreement includes Imagem Music, Rodgers & Hammerstain and Boosey & Hawkes.  Read more here.  
  • ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards - Notorious B.I.G. will be honored posthumously with the esteemed ASCAP Founders Award on June 22nd.  Read more here.  
  • BMI mourns the loss of rock legend Gregg Allman.  Read more here.
  • SESAC honors music composers and publishers at its annual event. Read more here.  
  • Sgt. Pepper turns 50.  Read more here from producer Giles Martin on reviving The  Beatles classic.  
  • SACEM is to handle global online administration of Warner/Chappell repertoire with Deezer, Qobuz and YouTube. Read more here.   
  • Spotify settles a $200 million class-action lawsuit against songwriters.  Read more here and here.  
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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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The House passes H.R. 1695, Register of Copyrights Selection & A On April 26, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act by a decisive, …

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Register Appointment Bill The Copyright Alliance reported that on March 29, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selec …

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