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AIMP April News

  • View Webcasts of PanelsOne of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the NY February panel on Reviewing Your Royalty Statements, or the March panel with David Israelite of the NMPA, members can view the full videocasts here, or the LA March panel on The Brave New World Of The Mini-Major Publisher here (both video and audio), as well as all other archived panels from all 3 chapters.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • Tweets About Music To Get Their Own Billboard Chart - The two companies recently announced a plan to create the Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts: continuously updated lists of the songs being discussed and shared the most on Twitter in the United States.
  • Digital Age Brings Challenges & Opportunities For Songwriters - Despite negative headlines and court battles, it’s not all doom and gloom for songwriters in the digital world. At least, that was one takeaway from a recent panel discussion sponsored by the Music Business Association on opportunities and challenges songwriters face in the digital age.
  • Paul Williams named VP Communications at Sony/ATV Music Week head of business analysis Paul Williams is to join Sony/ATV Music Publishing as its new VP of Communications. 
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Cathy Merenda/Twentieth Century Fox



Cathy Merenda heads the music publishing division of Twentieth Century Fox and oversees copyrights from Fox’s film, television, syndication, news and domestic cable divisions.    The Fox catalog spans the gamut of the film & television music world with scores from major global hits like Titanic and Avatar to small independent films such as Black Swan, Juno, and Sideways along with TV themes and background music from such hits as The Simpsons, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Sons of Anarchy, New Girl, Homeland and Modern Family.   Along with primetime network series the publishing division handles syndicated series such as America’s Most Wanted and Divorce Court as well as the music of the local news channels and cable divisions such as Fox News, FX, FXX, and Fox Sports.  Rounding out the catalog are many award winning songs from film & television such as “My Heart Will Go On”, “Let the River Run”, “Here with Me” and “I Will Remember You”.

Cathy oversees all aspects of the division including copyright, royalties, licensing and international.  Over the course of her 20 year tenure at Fox, Cathy has focused on the administrative aspects of the performance heavy catalog by implementing systems to streamline operations and efficiency.  Handling both synch and master licensing the publishing division sees robust activity in theatrical trailers and commercial advertising with major brands such as Mazda, Blackberry, Sony, Lurpak, Orange and Xerox.  Many of the placements are featured on the website www.foxmusic.com.

The daughter of an Army officer, Cathy traveled and moved with her family often including time in Hawaii, France and England.  She attended Virginia Tech University and completed the UCLA Extension Music Business program. Cathy started her music career as a recording and live sound engineer working with artists such as Animotion, Michael Penn, Gilbey Clarke and many others.  She then moved into to the music publishing and finance areas of Scotti Brothers Records/All American Television (James Brown, Weird Al Yankovic, and Baywatch) before coming to Twentieth Century Fox.

Cathy is past President of the National Board to the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), a member of NARAS, California Copyright Conference (CCC), and Copyright Society of the USA and has served as a mentor with Operation Hope’s 5MK initiative, Cinemagic and a decade of mentoring with the Fox/Hamilton Music Mentoring Program.

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