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Zac Brown Band Receives ACM Nomination

Glen Phillips Promoted to Associate VP, Writer/Publisher Relations

SESAC Appoints Alexander Wolf? President of SESAC International

SESAC Hosts Annual Jazz Awards at Harlem’s Famed Minton’s Playhouse

SESAC Signs Songwriter/Producer Dave Pittenger


In Memoriam: Composer Ray Colcord, 1949 to 2016

Frances Richard Honored together with the late John Duffy at 2016 Composers Now Festival Opening Event

ASCAP Names Paul Rourke Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer

EVENT: PaleyFest LA 2016, March 11-20

ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Expands Grammy Winning Lineup with Rihanna ANTI Co Writer James Fauntleroy, Adele 25 Producer Ariel Rechtshaid and Multi Platinum Songwriter Artist Rob Thomas


News: 7 BMI Writers Nominated for Induction Into Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame

News: BMI Announces Expanded “Road to ‘Roo” Battle of the Bands

News: BMI Songwriting Legend Bert Berns to Be Honored by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Events: Flora-Bama presents…Dean Dillon: Pensacola, FL

Events: Flora-Bama presents…Dean Dillon: Pensacola, FL

Digital Music News

After Legal Victory, BMG Demands Injunction Against Cox Communications

YouTube Cannot be Held Liable for Copyright Infringements, German Court Rules

2013: Spotify Launches ‘Browse’. 2016: Pandora Launches ‘Browse’…

Apple Ends Free Streaming Of iTunes Radio Stations Worldwide

Amazon Aiming Its Guns Directly at Spotify and Apple Music

Billboard Biz

Zayn Malik, Sia Rule Australia's Sales Charts

Stars of 'American Idol,' 'Nashville,' 'The Voice' Pay Tribute to Taylor Swift's '1989': Watch

Super Bowl Keeps Beyonce's 'Formation' at No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

Super Bowl 50 Commercials: 10 Best & 5 Worst

Drake Says He's Not Performing at the Grammys After Ad With His Name Airs During Super Bowl 50

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 607

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 606

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 605

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 604

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 603


February 1, 2016

February News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels, going all the way back to 2006!  If you need help accessing this portion of our site please e-mail us. It's a great benefit!  If you missed the NY January panel on the Importance Of Data in Music Publishing, members can view it, and all 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.
  • Is streaming music too expensive for consumers?  Read the full article here.  
  • GEMA exec to head up ICE’s cross-border repertoire management system.  Read more here.   
  • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney lends her support to songwriters.  Read more here.  
  • Marty Bandier signs contract extension at Sony/ATV.  Read more here.
  • Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards - Snubbed by Oscars, 'See You Again' and 'Straight Outta Compton' win.  Read more here.  
  • AdRev is acquired by Zealot Networks, and hits $14.8M in royalty payouts.  
  • Congratulations to ASCAP's Nicole George-Middleton and Shawn Lemone who were both promoted to Senior Vice Presidents, Membership, Alexander Wolf who was named SESAC's President of Int'l and our very own NY Board member Alisa Coleman, who was recently upped to COO at ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
  • The Americana Music Association announces its 2016 Board of Directors (which includes some of our Nashville chapter board members).  
  • Follow Us - And don't forget to follow the AIMP on Twitter, like us on Facebook and join us on LinkedIn

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