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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 SELLING A LEGACY: Considerations For Buying, Selling and Administering Music Catalogues, Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  And members, log in and look for all your current discounts under Member Discounts!  
  • The AIMP will welcome legendary songwriter Diane Warren — a Grammy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award winner and 10-time Oscar nominee as well as a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame — to keynote at the third annual AIMP Indie Music Publishing Summit on June 11 at the 3 West Club in New York City.  Read more about it here.
  • Meet Rell Lafargue, President and Chief Operating Officer of independent music company Reservoir, a NY Chapter board member and our new, featured member (scroll down). 
  • Spotify loses the catalog of India’s oldest label after a copyright infringement lawsuit.  Read more about it here
  • ASCAP annual revenue and distributions continue to break records: 2018 revenue tops $1.227 billion; distributions hit $1.109 billion.  Read more about it here
  • BMI is incredibly pleased to announce that multiple award-winning superstar and Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records recording artist Kendrick Lamar has signed a long-term deal with them.  Read more about it here
  • SESAC Latina affiliates walked away with nine trophies at the 26th annual edition of the Premios Billboard, also known as the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which was held April 25, in Las Vegas.  Read more about it here
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Rell Lafargue / Reservoir


As President and Chief Operating Officer of independent music company Reservoir, Rell oversees all aspects of the company’s day-to-day operations in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London, and Toronto. When Rell joined Reservoir at its inception, the company represented four songwriters and 2,000 songs. Building on over twenty years of industry experience, he built the company’s infrastructure, established its administration systems, and developed the international network that oversees Reservoir’s copyrights to this day. Under his direction, Reservoir has grown to represent over 1000 songwriters and over 110,000 compositions worldwide, while maintaining a regular Top 10 U.S. Market Share. The company was named Publisher of the Year at Music Business Worldwide’s The A&R Awards and was honored with AIMP’s NY Indie Award, in addition to celebrating 2019 Grammy wins for Song and Record of the Year, among other accolades. Prior to his time at Reservoir, Rell was Vice President at TVT Records and TVT Music Publishing, where he worked with artists including Nine Inch Nails, Lil Jon, Snoop Dogg, Scott Storch, and Pitbull. In addition to serving on the board for AIMP’s New York Chapter, Rell was appointed to the NMPA’s Operations Advisory Committee for the Mechanical Licensing Collective and he also serves on the board of the Canadian Music Publishers Association. Beyond his career in music publishing, Rell is an accomplished producer, performer, arranger, software consultant, and university lecturer. He holds a master’s degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami.

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