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Press Run Date - January 19, 2011

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Announces
New National Board of Directors and New York Chapter Board for 2011-2012 Term

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2011, The Association of Independent Music Publishers today announced its national board of directors (based in Los Angeles), as well as the board for the organization’s New York chapter for the 2011-2012 term.

The national officers are: Richard Feldman/Artists First Music (president); David Hirshland/Bug Music (vice president); Kasaan Steigen/Trigger Management (executive director); Matt Hurewitz/Hurewitz, Boschan & Co. (treasurer); and Sheryl Northrop/NorthStar Entertainment (secretary).

New directors Todd Brabec, Esq./Musicandmoney.com, Teri Nelson Carpenter/Reel Muzik Werks, Lionel Conway/BMG Rights Management and Jeff Jernigan/ASCAP, join returning directors Michelle Belcher/Primary Wave, Michael Crepezzi/BMI, Michael Eames/PEN Music Group, Linda Gallico/Realsongs, James Leach/SESAC, and Linda A. Newmark, Esq./Universal Music Publishing Group.

Chapter officers in New York are: Caroline Bienstock/Carlin America, (executive director), Thomas R. Levy, Esq./Attorney at Law (secretary), and Steve White, CPA/Janover Rubinroit, (treasurer).

Directors in New York are: Marco Berrocal/Bourne Company, Helene Blue/Helene Blue Musique, Ltd., Alisa Coleman/ABKCO Music, Neil Gillis/Alfred Music Publishing, Julie Lipsius/Lipservices, Mary Beth Roberts/High Standards Unlimited, Debbie Rose/Shapiro Bernstein, & Co., Richard Stumpf/Imagem Music, Merril Wasserman-Serling/Kobalt Music Publishing America.

Both New York and Los Angeles chapters of The AIMP have a busy year ahead with panel discussions on topics essential to the music and publishing communities, and a number of special events already scheduled. Upcoming panels include, “A View From The Top,” The AIMP’s annual roundtable discussion of industry leaders and lunch at the House of Blues on February 17. Upcoming special events  include the inaugural AIMP Artist Showcase on January 20, at Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles and The Music Industry Toolbox, co-hosted with the California Copyright Conference, at The Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills. The one day event takes place on February 22, with a select group of exhibitors who will be showcasing their industry-specific software and services as well as offering private workshops.  A complete calendar of AIMP events in both Los Angeles and New York, can be accessed on the website.

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) is a non-profit organization providing education and information on the most current topics, trends and practices in the music publishing industry. Formed in 1977 by a group of Los Angeles music publishers, the AIMP has chapters in both Los Angeles and New York that host regular panel discussions, networking opportunities and special events. Its membership is comprised of professionals in the music publishing and entertainment industries, including independent music publishers and publishers affiliated with record labels, motion picture and television production companies, music supervisors, songwriters, artist managers, marketing executives, as well as legal and accounting professionals.

For more information on The AIMP, please visit www.aimp.org.

Press inquiries may be directed to: Sheryl Northrop at NorthStar Entertainment: Sheryl@northstar-ent.com.


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