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  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA February panel with David Israelite of the NMPA, Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
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  • DIMA - Garrett Levin joins the Digital Media Association as CEO.  Read more about it here.  
  • Meet LA Chapter featured member Michael Eames, president of the PEN Music Group and past president of the AIMP LA/National Chapter (2015 - 2018) at www.aimp.org (scroll down).  
  • RIAA - congratulations to NY Chapter president Alisa Coleman/ABKCO Music on being one of the nine new members elected to its Board of Directors, and four takeaways from its 2018 year-end report.  
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  • ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill issue an open letter to the industry on Consent Decree reform.  
  • SESAC celebrates its ACM Award nominations.  Read more about them 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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