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August News

  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA July panel with NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives), Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • The NMPA, songwriters and SESAC announced unconditional support for the Music Modernization Act. Read more about it here.
  • The AIMP also remains committed to securing the adoption of the MMA. You can read our official statement of support in Billboard, Variety, CMU, and Music Row. We urge Congress to pass this bill as soon as possible.
  • Season 2 of the AIMP Nashville Pubcast is here! Host Tim Hunze sits down with music industry professionals to address topics such as Sync Licensing, Publishing Deals, Legislative Issues, Administration and A&R’s role. The season kicks off with one half of Florida Georgia Line and co-owner of Tree Vibez Music, Tyler Hubbard. We dive into Tyler's passion for songwriters and even explore Tree Vibez unique work culture.  Listen to Episode 1 here.  New episodes will be released every Wednesday.
  • For the past three years, The ASCAP Foundation has partnered with the Newport Jazz Festival to give an exceptional Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award recipient a chance to shine live at the venerable Festival. This year, the judges chose ASCAP composer and vocalist Estar Cohen.  Read more about her here.
  • BMI partnered with Warner-Chappell Music and the Warner Music Group for the fifth annual ‘Write On’ song camp.  Read more about it here.
  • SESAC artists, songwriters and publishers garnered over 40 nods at the recently announced nominations for the 49th Annual GMA Dove Awards.  Read more about them here
  • Canada's SOCAN acquires reproduction rights organization SODRAC in a historic deal.  Read more about it here.
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Keith D'Arcy / Kobalt Music


Keith D'Arcy is SVP, Commercial Licensing, at Kobalt Music and a proud member of the AIMP New York board. With 24 years of professional experience as a music producer and supervisor at Kobalt, SONGS Music Publishing, EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, and ad agency Bates Worldwide, Keith has placed hundreds of songs and artists in campaigns for global brands like Apple, Coca Cola, Nike, Miller Beer, Cadillac, Google, Reebok, Hershey’s, Mercedes, BMW, Intel, Fidelity, American Express, Pepsi, Victoria’s Secret, Fisher Price, Northwest Airlines, Verizon, Corona, Heineken, and Viagra. In his spare time he’s an avid record collector, reissue producer, and author of liner notes.
 
While at SONGS Music Publishing, Keith was responsible for advertising licensing, catalog acquisition, and A&R, with a specific focus on writers whose repertoire was deemed optimal for synchronization opportunities. He brought several vintage catalogs into SONGS, including the Ollie McLaughlin catalog of 60’s soul music from Detroit, the Bobby Boyd Congress catalog of dynamic 70’s New York funk, and the songs of Louisville, KY-area 60’s pop group The Oxfords. He also signed several successful contemporary songwriters to SONGS, including Mike MacAllister & Julie Hardy, Jonathan Powell, and Michael “Tres” Myers.
 
While at EMI Publishing as SVP of Music Strategy, Keith led the company’s Music Resources division, set up to help EMIMP grow its strategic outreach, increase synchronization of copyrights and improve creative access to the song catalogs for both internal sales staff and external licensing clients. In April 2008, Keith founded, developed and managed CORE, EMI’s Global Product & Content division. He oversaw programs designed to provide EMI’s global sales and licensing staff unparalleled creative access to approx. 1.3 Million copyrights. The division is comprised of six main service components:  Asset management (including management of EMI’s global digital library and search engine), creative support for Sales, master representation and easy-clear programs, internal song marketing & promotion, catalog writer relationship management and label crossover management.
 
While at Sony BMG, Keith handled all aspects of master use licensing for the associated labels’ catalogs: Columbia, Epic, RCA, Arista, J, Jive, Zomba etc.  This included reviewing and redlining master use licensing contracts, dealing with sample and side artist clearance issues, ISRC registration and tracking, accessing and working with source multi-track masters to create instrumentals, custom mixes and/or edits for ads, understanding Union obligations and neighboring rights issues related to masters, working with the company’s catalog divisions and coordinating marketing and promotional efforts for reissues and boxed sets with master use licensing priorities.
 
He’s also produced, written liner notes and overseen audio re-mastering/restoration for approximately 20 catalog reissue projects for labels like Sundazed, Rev-Ola, Finders Keepers, Athens Of The North, Tramp, and The Numero Group. He maintains close relationships with the producers at the catalog divisions of the major labels and at acclaimed third party catalog labels like Ace, Varese Sarabande, Omnivore, Jazzman & B-Music.  
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