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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, "State Of The Music Industry", Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • All episodes of the Season 1 AIMP Nashville Pubcast are up! Check out this 10-episode podcast that gives an in-depth look into the business of music publishing through one-on-one conversations with some of Nashville's top independent music publishers. Huge thanks to our sponsor, Anderson Benson! Season 2 coming later this year.
  • Singer-songwriter Steven Tyler and President & CEO of the NMPA David Israelite, have penned a guest column in Billboard magazine, heralding songwriters as ‘the unsung heroes of the music industry’ and urging the US Congress to pass the Music Modernization Act or MAA. 
  • U.S. Rep Bob Goodlatte is to unveil a sweeping music copyright reform package next month.  Read more about it here
  • Concord Music announced that their publishing creative team will have representatives worldwide. Kim Frankiewicz will be leading the team in London; her team consists of Harri Davies, Ed Poston, Olly Manhi, and Leo Chantzaras.Tom DeSavia will be reporting to Frankiewicz and working from the Beverly Hills office.  Read more about them here
  • 28 years after his death, a composer gets a publishing deal.  Read more about Julius Eastman here
  • ASCAP film composers win big at the 2017 IFMCA Awards.  Read more about them here
  • BMI congratulates Oscar winners Alexandre Desplat, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.  Read more about them here
  • SESAC celebrates its ACM Awards nominees.  Read more about them here
  • The ICMP signs a joint letter in support of a new EU music programme.  Read the letter here
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Frank Handy / SONGS Music Publishing

Frank Handy is SONGS Music Publishing’s Vice President of Licensing and Copyright.  Frank oversees SONGS’ copyright functions, including synchronization licensing, mechanical licensing, sample clearance, YouTube content management, among others.  Before joining SONGS Frank worked at Bug Music as a Senior Copyright Administrator managing catalogs for such acts as the Johnny Cash Estate, Ryan Adams, Wilco and many others.  A lifelong musician, he played guitar in bands for more than twenty years and graduated from the Musician’s Institute of Technology guitar program with awards.  Frank is a national board member of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP).

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