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SESAC Congratulates Billboard Music Awards 2016 Winners

SESAC Affiliates Garner Nominations in 28th Annual MusicRow Awards

Pat Collins to be Honored with NMPA Industry Legacy Award

SESAC Hosts Brunch-In-The-Round at 21st Annual Key West Songwriter’s Festival

SESAC Exec Linda Lorence Critelli Re-elected to Recording Academy Board of Trustees:


ASCAP Plus Awards: Apply by July 1

Creators Urge Congress to Reform Music Licensing on ASCAP “Stand With Songwriters” Advocacy Day in DC

2016 ASCAP General Annual Membership Meeting

Brian McKnight, Monica, Desmond Child, MoZella, Brett James, Priscilla Renea, Randy Goodrum and Jennifer Higdon Perform at The ASCAP Foundation "We Write the Songs" Event

Songwriters Call for Music Licensing Reform on Capitol Hill During ASCAP "Stand With Songwriters" Advocacy Day


Video: Mark Mothersbaugh: Mark Mothersbaugh Interview at the 2016 BMI Film/TV Awards

Video: Brian Tyler: Brian Tyler Interview at the 2016 BMI Film/TV Awards

Video: James Newton: James Newton Howard Accepts the BMI Icon Award at the 2016 BMI Film/TV Awards

Video: David Newman: David Newman Accepts Classic Contribution Award at the 2016 BMI Film/TV Awards

Video: Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift Accepts the Taylor Swift Award at the 2016 BMI Pop Awards

Digital Music News

Hey Everyone, Iggy Pop Says We Can All Be Rich!

Spotify Weighs In On Apple Music With Updated Family Plan

Music Downloads are Dead, and Chance The Rapper Proves It…

Soulja Boy’s Poker Sponsorship Worth ‘Less Than $1 Million Cash’

Breaking: Bandcamp Addresses Download Termination Rumors

Billboard Biz

Pan-European Licensing Hub ICE Strikes Deal With Google Play

Avalanches Tease First Album in 15 Years With Help From Father John Misty, Danny Brown, Ariel Pink

LouFest 2016 Lineup: LCD Soundsystem, Chris Stapleton, Lauryn Hill Meeting in St. Louis

Radiohead Play 'Creep' For First Time in 7 Years: Watch

Dave Matthews Band to Donate North Carolina Concert Proceeds to Equality Groups

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 627

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 626

U.S Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 625

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 624

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 623


May 3, 2016

May News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA April panel on Publishing A&R In 2016, 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.
  • AIMP Nashville Awards - The Nashville Chapter held their inaugural Awards at the Ryman Auditorium on April 18th.  The Awards honored winners in seven categories representing all aspects of independent music publishing. You can view a list of the winners here.  
  • YouTube Royalty Payments - The artist backlash grows noisier. Read more here
  • Prince's Legal Legacy - Contract fights, copyright battles and changing his name; read more here.  
  • Sony/ATV Deal - Indie publishers add criticism to it.  Read more here.  
  • Featured Member - Meet Mark Spier (scroll down), president and CEO of Memory Lane Music Group.  Mark is also on the board of directors of our NY Chapter.    
  • Congratulations to Jeff Jernigan, an LA Chapter board member and new agent at Kraft- Engel Management, as well as ole's John Ozier who was promoted to Vice President, Nashville Creative. John is also our Nashville Chapter's Executive Director.  
  • Pandora's $2 Billion Payout- Why it leaves a lot to be desired (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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