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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 Chapter's panel with SACEM executives from France, 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
  • The AIMP Nashville Chapter will hold its 2nd annual Awards Show on Monday, May 8th at the Ryman.  You can view a list of nominees here.  
  • MIDEM - If you are attending MIDEM this June, please join the AIMP at our 2nd annual indie publishers breakfast on the 8th, co-presented with IMPF.  Click here for more details and to RSVP.
  • AIMP announces its first ever Indie Music Publishing Summit taking place on June 13, 2017 in New York City.  Any Pro or Premier member, of any chapter, can take advantage of a discount rate by May 15th.  Read more about it here
  • Meet featured member Merril Wasserman of Kobalt Music Publishing, and a NY Chapter board member (scroll down). 
  • ASCAP, SACEM & PRS form an IBM-backed blockchain music initiative to improve royalty tracking.  Read more about it here.  
  • BMI brings top Latin songwriters to Harlem for ‘How I Wrote That Song.'  Read more about it here.  
  • SESAC honors George Clinton with the SESAC Legacy Award. Read more here
  • Want to monetize unreleased demos?  qWaqq is an innovative new music-streaming app that offers original demos of hits and other unreleased songs by hit songwriters, and reveals the stories behind it all.  Read more about it here.   
  • Apple Music is challenging Spotify as a streaming leader.  Read more here.  
  • Recorded music revenues are up 5.9% to $15.7 billion in 2016. Read more here
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Merril Wasserman / Kobalt Music Publishing


Merril Wasserman is currently Executive Vice President of Business Development at Kobalt Music Publishing, the leading independent music publisher. She has been at Kobalt for 9 years and has signed and/or been involved in the acquisition of the Estate of Miles Davis, and numerous other Jazz luminaries; Dierks Bentley; Steve Winwood; Def Leppard; Stevie Nicks; The Book of Mormon; Fleet Foxes; Jeff Buckley; the Violent Femmes, Rick Nielsen, John Ondrasik and the Elvis Presley catalogue. She has also signed for Neighboring Rights, Bob Dylan; Sean Paul, Wiz Kalifa and Paul Simon. Previous to joining Kobalt she was Vice President, International Acquisitions and Affiliate Relations at Sony/ATV Music. During her tenure at Sony, she signed and/or worked with the catalogues of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson, Steve Perry, and Journey. She has also held the position of Vice President, International Acquisitions at MCA Music Publishing (now Universal) signing Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, and Ice-T to name a few. Merril previously served on the Board of the AIMP and is very pleased she was able to return effective January 2017. She has also served on the Education Committee of NARAS.

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The House passes H.R. 1695, Register of Copyrights Selection & A On April 26, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act by a decisive, …

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House Judiciary Committee Passes Register Appointment Bill The Copyright Alliance reported that on March 29, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 1695, the Register of Copyrights Selec …

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