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SESAC Joins GRAMMYs In My District

SESAC’s Brian James Wins at Blues Challenge

SESAC Writers Henry & Coleman Honored at NSAI Dinner

SESAC Signs Artist/Songwriter Rich Karg

SESAC Execs Join Zac Brown at Southern Ground Music & Food Festival


How Songwriters Can Use New Technology to Break Out of a Creative Rut

The ASCAP Daily Brief for October 22, 2014

The ASCAP Daily Brief for October 21, 2014

The ASCAP Daily Brief for October 20, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite 2015 Rock Hall of Fame Inductees


Events: CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival - New York

News: This Month’s MusicWorld is Out of This World!

Events: BMI @ CMJ: New York

News: BMI Songwriter Chris Janson Rocks Radio Conference

Events: CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival - New York

Digital Music News

Beatport Acquires and Shuts Down Listn…

Ron Jeremy’s 10 Tips for Aspiring Musicians…

Discogs’ 10 Most Expensive Record Sales in 2014

SXSW Music Announces First Round Artists and Panels…

You’ll Never Guess How Much This Producer Thinks He Should Be Paid

Billboard Biz

Taylor Swift Tops Canadian iTunes Chart With Eight Seconds of White Noise

Tyga: I Don't Really Get Along With Drake or Nicki Minaj

Big Ten Mascots Dance Around to Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'

Report: Four Die During Amsterdam Dance Event

Tour of Bruce Springsteen's Rock 'N' Roll Haunts Delighted to Spot The Boss In the Flesh

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


October 3, 2014

October News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the LA September panel BMI: What A Difference A Year Makes!, members can view the full panel here (both video and audio), as well as all other archived panels from all 3 chapters.  Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • This summer the AIMP was working behind the scenes to help songwriters and publishers and filed a Written Statement regarding the ASCAP & BMI Consent Decree Review before the U.S. Department of Justice.  You can read the full submission here. Next month's newsletter will include our follow-up submission to the DOJ.  
  • AIMP NA Member Spotlight - Meet Carla Wallace/Big Yellow Dog Music, one of the indie music publisher members in our growing Nashville chapter.  Read more about her here (scroll down).
  • AIMP LA will once again be hosting a fall member showcase in Hollywood in conjunction with the Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference.  Members from all chapters submitted and the committee is reviewing the submissions now.  All are welcome to attend and entry is free.  Please RSVP here.  
  • BMI - Supports publishers withdrawing digital rights from the collective system.  Read more here.   
  • St. Nicholas Music - The last small publisher left in the Brill Building.   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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