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SESAC Mourns the Passing of Claud L. Johnson

SESAC’s Spring King Kicks Off Apple Beats 1 Radio Station

Iris Gold Releases Her “Goldmine"

SESAC Day at Berklee College of Music

Jason Moran Recieves Musician Of The Year honor from the Jazz Journalist Association


EVENT: ASCAP @ Comic Con: Musical Anatomy of a Superhero

The ASCAP Daily Brief for July 2, 2015

EVENT: ASCAP @ Comic-Con: SyFy Behind the Music: Chills and Thrills

EVENT: ASCAP @ Comic-Con: Behind the Music: Crime, Death & Resurrection

The ASCAP Daily Brief for July 1, 2015


News: Congresswoman Janice Hahn Lends Her Support to the Songwriter Equity Act

Events: AthFest 2015: Athens, GA

Events: AthFest 2015: Athens, GA

Events: Slush Fund Day Party @ Athfest: Athens, GA

News: BMI Composers Danny Elfman and Thomas Newman Chat at LA Film Festival

Digital Music News

12 Ways To Get More Facebook Likes (And Engagement) For Your Musician Page

Facebook Launches a Complicated Video Monetization Program

Chicago Is Adding an Extra 9% Tax to Streaming Services

How to Download Apple Music, In 28 Easy Steps…

Prince Pulls out of Every Streaming Service Except TIDAL and Google Play…

Billboard Biz

Katy Perry Discouraged by Nuns From Purchasing Los Feliz Convent

Morrissey Laments 'Zero Label Interest,' Despite 'Fantastic' MSG Show

Trevor Noah Talks 'Daily Show' Gig With Jerry Seinfeld in 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

Meghan Trainor Has a Hemorrhage On Her Vocal Cords, Nixes Shows

Coldplay's Chris Martin Plays Impromptu Gig on First India Visit, Sparks Twitter Frenzy

US Copyright Office

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth Appointed General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights

Copyright Matters Program to Take Place July 29, 2013: Copyright Conversations with the United Kingdom

Save the Date: Copyright Matters Program on Monday, July 29, 2013


June 2, 2015

June News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the NY March or May panels, U.S. Copyright Office Report or Creative Session - Synch Pitch to ESPN pt. 2, or the LA May A View From The Top - The Indie Edition 2.0 panel, members can view the full panels, as well as all other 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.
  • City National Bank - CNB is the LA Chapter's renewing, exclusive banking sponsor.  City National's mission is to provide the ultimate banking experience for successful entrepreneurs and professionals through an uncommon dedication to extraordinary service, proactive advice and total financial solutions.  We thank CNB for their continued support!
  • The Copyright Office - on June 4th released a report on orphan works and mass digitization.  Read more here.  
  • Sirius XM - a judge certifies a class action suit over pre-1972 recordings.  Read more here.  
  • NMPA Elections - AIMP LA Board member & Bicycle Music CEO Jake Wisely and AIMP NY Executive Director & Carlin America President/CEO Caroline Bienstock both appear on the NMPA 2015 Board of Directors election ballot. Please vote!  A new NMPA Board will be announced at its Annual Meeting on June 17 in New York.  
  • The Performance Right: A World In Transition - You won't want to miss part 2 of board member Todd Brabec's article in our Copyright Corner (the 3rd and final part coming in July!).
  • Wolfgang's Vault - the NMPA has filed a suit against them on behalf of 26 music publishing companies.  Read more here.  
  • Sony, Spotify - music managers call for change after contract leak. Read more here.   
  • 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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