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April News

  • We hope you are all safe and taking care of yourself amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Given the current extraordinary circumstances, we are postponing our Global Music Publishing Summit, which was originally scheduled for June 8-10, 2020, to June 7-9, 2021. Those who registered should have received instructions on transferring their tickets to 2021 or requesting a refund via Eventbrite. However, we will be adapting several planned sessions from the Summit for the Global Music Publishing Summit Webinar Series, which will be held weekly in June. 
  • Unfortunately, this means we are also cancelling all in-person Chapter events for the time being. However, on April 9th, we will start with the first episode of a new weekly webinar series, which will focus on the recently passed CARES Act and other resources available to help independent publishers and songwriters deal with Covid-19. 
  • Through this, the AIMP is continuing its advocacy for the independent music publishing community. We are posting updates on resources for music companies that have been impacted by the pandemic, and our Chapter heads are in contact with the mayoral offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville to advise them of the effect this is having in our industry. If you have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our chapters: LAinfo@aimp.org, NYinfo@aimp.org, or NAinfo@aimp.org.
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels, and now could be a great time to catch up, as they go back to 2006!  Members can view all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  
  • The AIMP is a proud partner of the Music Covid Relief web resource! The website is designed to help music professionals, including independent publishers and songwriters, access information and applications to receive benefits made available by the CARES Act (Phase III of the Coronavirus Stimulus bill signed into law March 27, 2020). We hope this resource will be of help to you in these unpredictable times.
  • ASCAP - Bill Withers, the legendary and Grammy Award-winning soul singer-songwriter behind the timeless hits “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lovely Day,” “Just the Two of Us,” “Use Me,” “Grandma’s Hands” and “Lean on Me,” has died at the age of 81.  “We lost a giant of songwriting today,” said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams. “Bill Withers’ songs are among the most treasured and profound in the American songbook - universal in the way they touch people all over the world, transcending genre and generation. Read more here.  
  • BMI - New Directions: David Foster on Songwriting, Broadway and His New Album, ‘Eleven Words.’  A consummate songwriter, producer, arranger, composer and recording artist of genuinely global renown, David Foster has led a career that has raised the bar and left an indelible impact on generations of music lovers and the music industry that spans decades.  Read more here.  
  • SESAC Applauds The Passing of CARES Act - "Now more than ever, it is our collective responsibility to protect our music creators. They have not only remained committed to their craft of making music during this unprecedented time but have also provided a sense of unity, connection and passion, which will only strengthen our nation in the days to come. To that end, today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the historic stimulus package and we’re grateful to all Members of Congress and their relentless efforts on getting this Bill passed. The “Cares Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act),” is critical to recharge the economy while providing relief to so many American businesses and workers, and we’re thrilled that certain provisions will include relief for many music professionals who are independent contractors, small business owners or self-employed."  John Josephson, Chairman and CEO
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AIMP Member Spotlight

Mary Jo Mennella / Music Asset Management

As one of the most well-known and respected rights administration and licensing experts in the industry, Mary Jo Mennella is the owner and CEO of Music Asset Management, Inc. (MAM), a leading independent music publishing and consulting company she founded fourteen years ago.  Throughout her successful career as both a passionate entrepreneur, as well as a seasoned corporate executive, Mennella has always been committed to being of service to songwriters by providing the best-in-class rights management of catalogs that maximize value and income. With extensive worldwide relationships and broad experience, her company manages publishing catalogs for a multitude of rights owners and creators, including world-renowned songwriters and composers, independent music publishers, film and TV studios, and other media companies. During this transformational period of copyright reform requiring complex licensing solutions, music creators and talent representatives seek Mennella and her team’s expertise to successfully build and manage their catalogs while being instrumental in their growth and success.  

MAM’s recent signings include award-winning composer Mark Isham, two-time Emmy nominee Miriam Cutler, Nashville-based companies Purplebeat Music and MV2 Music, along with cutting edge indie publishing company, Arketek Music.  The company also represents the estate of Bobby Troup (“Route 66”), Evolution Music Partners and OSI Music, among many others.  In 2014 MAM entered into a partnership with leading LA independent Pulse Music Group as their exclusive publishing administrator which recently entered into a J-V with Concord Music.  

Prior to launching Music Asset Management, Mennella was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Music Publishing at Fox Filmed Entertainment as the executive in charge of the publishing and master recording catalogs of 20th Century Fox, Fox Broadcasting, and their affiliated production units. Mennella worked on many of the studio’s most successful soundtrack releases including TITANIC, THE SIMPSONS, HOME ALONE and X FILES.  Before Fox, Mennella held key senior executive roles at Saban Entertainment and at ASCAP, where she began her career in the entertainment business working in the Membership Department. At ASCAP she signed and nurtured many popular and legendary songwriters such as the GoGos, Dan Hartman, and George Michael Green.   

As an advocate for creators’ rights, a champion of songwriters, and as a musician herself, Mennella has served on the Board of Directors of the Songwriters Hall of Fame as West Coast Chair since 2010 and was elected Board Secretary in 2018.  Mennella is on the board of IMPEL, the independent music publishing collective for digital rights licensing, and she is Past President of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP).  Among her many philanthropic efforts and industry affiliations, Mennella is a Past Chairman of the Music & Entertainment Industry Group for City of Hope, a Lifetime Member of the Recording Academy, and an active supporter of MusiCares.  

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