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Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

SESAC Congratulates DOVE Award Winners

SESAC’s Ellen Bligh Truley Honored at Women In Music City Awards

SESAC and TVMLC Reach Music Performance License Agreement

SESAC Signs Emily Ann Roberts


Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

ASCAP’s Annual “Women Behind The Music” Series Recognizes Songwriter Priscilla Renea, Music Executive Dominique Dunn And Talent Manager Eufaula Garrett

ASCAP Celebrates 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards with Nominee Reception in Nashville

ASCAP Song Camp Returns to Château Marouatte for a Sixth Year

Stronger: Kelly Clarkson Renews Agreement with ASCAP


News: BMI Singer-Songwriter Brendan James Entertains Hotel Executives at Educational Foundation Dinner

Events: BMI London Awards: London

News: BMI Supports Song Arts Academy’s New Fall Songwriting Workshop Starting November 7 - Apply Now

Events: BMI @ ACL Fest: Austin, TX

Events: ACL Fest: Austin, TX

Digital Music News

The Music Business Week in Review (Oct. 17 to 21)

5 Ways to Keep Your Wireless Headphones from Dying

Bob Dylan Definitely Gives Zero F*(ks About His Nobel Prize

Imogen Heap’s ‘Happy Song’ Scientifically Proven to Make Babies Happy

Moore & Giles and Crosley Radio Announce Limited Edition C10 Leather Turntable

Billboard Biz

Taylor Swift Performs 'This Is What You Came For' at Formula 1 Concert: Watch

Jack White to Be Honored at Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Celebration

Obama Nixes Twerking at Final White House Musical Event

Taylor Swift Speaks of Feeling 'Violated' in Deposition for Alleged DJ-Groping Lawsuit

AT&T to Buy Time Warner for More Than $80 Billion

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 637

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 636

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 635

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 634

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 633


October 3, 2016

October News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the NY Chapter's panel on blockchain, or the LA Chapter's on musicology, Members can view all archived panels here. Select 'HD' for the bestmviewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • AIMP Board Elections - The biennial election of officers and board members for all chapters will be held this November.  We are now considering candidates for all positions who would like to serve for 2017 - 2018.  In addition to participating in our panels and other events, board members will be expected to attend monthly board meetings throughout the year.  If you or someone you know would like to be placed on the ballot, please submit your name and short biography to one of the current board members or send an email to LA, NY or NA, and we will consider the request.
  • Congress Members send the Attorney General a letter urging the Dept. of Justice to reverse its songwriting decision.  
  • Open Music Initiative adds intel technology to help simplify how creators are identified and paid.  Read more here.  
  • Kobalt buys Fintage House’s music business to create a neighbouring rights empire.  Read more here.   
  • NMPA President David Israelite discusses the DOJ’s decision on consent decrees, and the latest issues facing songwriters and music publishers.  Read the full interview with Songwriter Universe here.
  • ASCAP & Magnus Media hosted the 2016 Song Camp in Miami with an acclaimed group of songwriters.    
  • BMI continues its mentorship participation at the ‘Composing for the Screen’ workshop in New York.   
  • Congratulations to BMG US President Zach Katz who was elected to the ASCAP Board Of Directors, SESAC’s Ellen Bligh Truley who was honored at the Women In Music City Awards and SESAC's Eliezer Ponce who was promoted to Associate Director, Latina Division.
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