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June News

  • The AIMP held its second annual Indie Music Publishing Summit Tuesday, June 12th, at the 3 West Club in New York City, where a sold-out crowd of independent publishers, music supervisors, artists, and other rights-holders participated in a spirited conversation around the future of music rights. Click here to see highlights from the Summit.  And we hope to see all of you next year in NY!
  • The Nashville Chapter of the AIMP hosted the AIMP Nashville Awards May 7th at the Ryman Auditorium. The third annual awards show, sponsored by the Academy of Country Music and Spotify, featured performances by Nashville’s hottest up-and-coming artists and honored the independent music publishing community’s accomplishments from the last year. 
  • Peermusic CEO Ralph Peer II was named "Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres", France's top cultural honor, during a gala dinner at Midem in Cannes, France. Read more about it here.  
  • YouTube is found by an Austrian court to be liable for infringement with what users upload, which potentially has wide ranging implications.  Read more about it here.  
  • ASCAP - The greatest names in modern film, television and video game music gathered in Beverly Hills on May 23 for the 2018 ASCAP Screen Music Awards. The big winner was composer John Powell.  Click here to read more about him and the other winners. 
  • BMI congratulates their 2018 Abe Olman Scholarship winners.  Read more about them here
  • SESAC Latina celebrated the worldwide successes of its songwriters and publishers at its annual SESAC Latina Music Awards May 24th at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Read more about the event 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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