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July 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 with Mint Digital Services, 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.
  • The first-ever AIMP Indie Music Publishing Summit on June 13 turned out to be a huge success, with members packing The Princeton Club of New York. The event was headlined by a keynote interview with GRAMMY Award-winning record producer, songwriter, musician, and record label owner Benny Blanco, conducted by NY Chapter board member Andrew Bergman of Downtown Music Publishing. For more on the Summit, check out these press recaps from American Songwriter and HITS Daily Double.  Plan ahead and mark your calendar for next years' Summit in NY on June 12, 2018. Give us your feedback and help us plan future events by completing this survey.  
  • The AIMP congratulates LA Chapter board member and The Bicycle Company CEO Jake Wisely, who was recently elected to the NMPA board.  Read the full press release here.  
  • Our heartfelt sympathies go out to AIMP member Jonathan Rosner on the passing of his father and founder of The Bicycle Music Company, David Rosner.  Read Bicycle's statement here.  
  • The Supreme Court of Canada upholds the B.C. decision to grant a worldwide de-indexing order against Google.  Read more here
  • ASCAP and YouTube reach a multi-year agreement for US performance rights.  Read more here.  
  • BMI congratulates its 2017 MusicRow award winners.  Click here to read the entire list.  
  • SESAC mourns the passing of Geri Allen, a gifted composer, pianist and bandleader, who passed away on June 27.  Read more about Geri 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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