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July News

  • On June 11, the AIMP held its sold-out third annual Indie Music Publishing Summit across four floors of simultaneous programming at the 3 West Club in New York City. Highlights included keynotes from legendary songwriter Diane Warren, U.S. Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple, and music supervisor Sue Jacobs.  
  • On June 12, our first-ever International Forum took place, a breakfast-to-noon event that brought AIMP Premier members closer to leaders in the international music industry, including Eric Baptiste, CEO of SOCAN, JioSaavn, John Phelan, Director General of the ICMP, Paul Clements, CEO of MPA Group, Caroline Champarnaud, International Development Director at SACEM, Goetz von Einem, Managing Director GSA of peermusic; and Roberto Neri, SVP and Head of European Business Development at DMP UK.  To read more about the incredible event, check out this article in American Songwriter
  • AIMP National Chair and L.A. Chapter President Teri Nelson-Carpenter represented the organization at this year's MIDEM 2019, which took place in Cannes, France, from June 4-7. While there, the AIMP came together with the IMPF to host a joint breakfast event on June 5, and Teri also hosted an International Women's Dinner at La Pizza on June 3rd to welcome women in the industry from all around the world to Cannes, crafting the perfect environment to build new relationships and meet new and old faces.
  • Further, Teri spoke on the panel "Copyright Legislation: What’s Next?" discussing the most recent legislative developments in the United States, including the Music Modernization Act. She also engaged in a conversation with her European peers on the European Copyright Directive and how the new legislation will be adopted to ensure success, how it will affect international markets, and what is to come. Teri was joined by Patrick Charnley of the IFPI, Chris Harrison of Harrison PLLC, John Phelan of the ICMP, Helen Smith of IMPALA, and moderator Emmanuel Legrand. You can watch the panel here.
  • Should Spotify pay songwriters and publishers the same amount as it pays artists and record labels?  Read more about this here.  
  • ASCAP songwriter stars lit up the night at the the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner on June 13th in Manhattan.  Read and see more here.  
  • BMI unveils its new Publisher Takeover Series in Nashville.  Read more about it here.  
  • Read about Ro Ransom and SESAC’s Jamie Dominguez at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 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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AIMP Supports The MMA's MLC In a recently issued joint statement, the Association of Independent Music Publishers officials --National Chair and Los Angeles C …

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The Music Modernization Act H.R. 1551 (formerly S. 2823), the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act: The bill was signed into law on October 11 …

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