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SESAC Promotes Eliezer Ponce to Associate Director, Latina Division

SESAC Signs Randy Newman

SESAC Lands Nominations for 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards

SESAC Affiliates Garner Nominations for 2016 CMA Awards

The Legendary Bonnie Bramlett Performs on "Music City Roots"


Mark Lowry Honored With Golden Note Award, Ben Glover Named Christian Music Songwriter Of The Year, Matthew West Named Top Songwriter-Artist At 38th Annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards

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ASCAP EXPO Early Bird Pricing Available Now

ASCAP's New Digital Team Will Transform Services For Members And Licensees

ASCAP EXPO Video: The Impact, Value and Experience of Attending


Events: BMI Acoustic Lounge: New York

News: The UK is Doing ‘Cartwheels’ Over Duo Ward Thomas and Their Record-Breaking Album

News: The Spotlight Shines on BMI Songwriters at Radio Show in Music City

Events: The Island Hopper Songwriter Fest: Fort Myers, FL

Events: IBMA’s World of Bluegrass: Raleigh, NC

Digital Music News

Will This Fix Neighboring Rights? Kobalt Purchases Fintage House

The Spotify Web Player: Is It For You?

The Top Spotify Tracks, Artists, and Albums for 2015-2016

YouTube to MP3: Who Are the Biggest Players?

Despite Losing a $22 Million Lawsuit, MP3 Skull is Back in Full Force

Billboard Biz

Garth Brooks Tops The Beatles With Historic Seventh Diamond Album

'The Voice': Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys Jump Onstage to Sing On Competitive Night

Eagles Could Reunite, If Glenn Frey's Son Agrees to Join the Band

Flume's Studio-Mate Naderi Remixes 'Lose It,' Talks Sydney Music Scene: Exclusive Premiere

Record Labels Move to Dismiss Lawsuit Over 50 Cent's 'P.I.M.P.'

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 635

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 634

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 633

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 632

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 631


September 6, 2016

September News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels, which goes back 10 years, with select videos from all 3 chapters!  And CA attorney members can watch our videos to earn MCLE self-study credit. Members can view all archived panels here. Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • Featured Member - meet Rusty Gaston, general manager and partner of THiS Music (scroll down), based in Nashville.  
  • TX Governor Greg Abbott - is the first governor to openly oppose the Department of Justice's ruling on 100% licensing.  Read more here
  • Kay Hanley & Michelle Lewis of SONA - talk to David Lowery and Chris Castle about how songwriters were deceived by the Department of Justice . You can listen to the Music Technology Policy podcast 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.  
  • The NMPA - is currently negotiating our future U.S. mechanical royalty rates and we have an issue with Sony Music Entertainment (SME). Please click here to read further and stay informed!
  • ASCAP - composers Berger and Trapani win Rome Prize.  Read more here.  
  • BMI - joins Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program to bring composers and directors together.  Read more here.  
  • SESAC - lands nominations for 2016 BET Hip Hop and CMA Awards.  
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