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April News

  • MIDEM Discount - We are pleased to announce that AIMP is now an official partner of Midem!  On top of this being the lowest badge rate available for any company, AIMP members will also have special access to the US Pavilion to more easily schedule and host their meetings, with tables and chairs  provided.  Log in to your Member's Area to get your special discount code!
  • View Webcasts of Panels – Another benefit of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA March panel FROM THE VAULTS: A Look At The Film Studios' Hidden Musical Treasures, Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • The AIMP is proud to announce the first names in this year’s lineup of speakers for our 3rd Annual Indie Music Publishing Summit. Karyn A. Temple, Register of Copyrights in U.S. Copyright Office and John Phelan, Director General of the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP), are both confirmed to keynote at the event. The Summit will also feature a powerhouse panel of the “US Music Alliance” of labels and publishing organization heads: David Israelite, President & CEO, NMPA; Mitch Glazier; Chairman & CEO, RIAA; Richard Burgess, CEO of A2IM; and Teri Nelson Carpenter, the National Chair of the AIMP.
  • The AIMP issued a joint statement from AIMP National Chair and LA Chapter President Teri Nelson Carpenter, AIMP Nashville Chapter President John Ozier, and AIMP New York Chapter President Alisa Coleman on the passage of the EU Copyright Directive by the European Parliament. We applaud the European Parliament for its decision, and look forward to the day when independent publishers and songwriters all over the world are granted similar rights. Read the full statement on CMU
  • Reservoir announces the launch of their fifth global office and welcomes John Ozier, the new EVP of Creative, to head up operations.  A big congrats to John, our NA Chapter President!  Read more about it here.  
  • ASCAP - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) honored ASCAP members with nominations in all five music categories, reflecting excellence in songwriting, composition, music direction, music supervision and live performances on the small screen.  Read more about them here.  
  • BMI mourns the loss of Nipsey Hussle.  Read more about him here.  
  • SESAC affiliate Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” is added to the National Recording Registry.  Read more about it here.  
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Michael Eames / PEN Music Group

Meet immediate AIMP Past President (2015-2018) Michael Eames.

Michael is a trained composer, songwriter and pianist with experience in film scoring who studied music at Cornell University and UCLA Extension; he also secured a minor in Business Management from Cornell. As President of indie music publishing company PEN Music Group (celebrating its 25th anniversay in 2019), Michael oversees all aspects of the operation as well as focuses on pitching the catalogue to all media in addition to business development.  Prior to starting PEN, Michael oversaw the international activities and film & television department of Don Williams Music Group where he was responsible for song catalogues such as Jimi Hendrix, Chicago and Roy Orbison among numerous others. He also worked previously for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and the management and music supervision firms The Derek Power Co and Seth Kaplan Entertainment.  Michael proudly serves on the Independent Publishers Advisory Council (IPAC) of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).  He is also a member of the California Copyright Conference (CCC), Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame, Society Of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).  Michael wrote the music publishing section of the Hal Leonard-published book entitled FIVE STAR MUSIC MAKEOVER: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers and Self Publishers, co-teaches (with Bobby Borg) the UCLA Extension class Music Publishing: A Creative And Business Perspective, his video series Intro To Music Publishing (also with Bobby Borg) is now available on the Hal Leonard-owned Groove3.com, and is a frequent guest speaker in classrooms and panel discussions worldwide.

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