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Press Release by AIMP organization
Press Run Date - February 15, 2011

A View From The Top, The Annual Panel Discussion Featuring Music Publishing Senior Executives on February 17  at The House of Blues
and
The Music Industry Toolbox, A Free Event Showcasing Essential Software and Services for Publishers on February 22 at The Gibson Showroom

LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2011, The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) kicks off the new year with two key events in February.  “A View From The Top” is the annual panel discussion featuring music publishing senior executives discussing the current state of the publishing industry, developing trends and forecasts for the year ahead. 

Leading the discussion is AIMP president, Richard Feldman, CEO, Artists First Music, who will welcome panelists Lauren Hubert, COO, BMG Rights Management for North America, Michael McCarty, President at Ole, CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group David Renzer, and CEO at Bug Music, Inc, John Rudolph. The luncheon panel takes place Thursday February 17 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles from 11:30 am to 1:45 pm. Register at the AIMP Website.

On Thursday February 22, The AIMP, in association with the California Copyright Conference (CCC), will present the first Music Industry Toolbox, a business-to-business event featuring leaders in music management software and services essential to music publishers, record companies, music libraries, broadcasters and production music composers. 

The Music Industry Toolbox is free of charge, (registration at the AIMP website is requested), and takes place February 22 at the Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills from 4 pm – 9 pm. The Showroom is located at 9350 Civic Center Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210-3629. Parking in the city lot across from the Showroom is free.

Attendees will be able to learn about the latest in software for rights management, royalty accounting and product licensing; software for music management including; leading sound recognition companies, and leaders in search, distribution, meta-tagging and cue sheet production; and services to uncover mechanical and performance royalties.

Exhibitors will showcase their software and services in the main room as well as offer workshops in a private demonstration room.

Exhibitors include Counterpoint Systems, Zoe Gray Consulting, Simplified Systems Inc., Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., Landmark Digital Services, Soundmouse, Soundminer Inc., TuneSat, Sourceaudio and Hurewitz, Boschan &Company Royalty Auditors.
 
About The Exhibitors:
COUNTERPOINT

Counterpoint Systems offers software solutions for rights management, royalty accounting and product licensing for the music, media, and brand licensing industries. Counterpoint Systems’ music client list includes Big Loud Bucks, BMG Rights Management, Bug Music, Concord Records, eMusic, Music Sales Group and The Orchard. 

SIMPLIFIED SYSTEMS
Using core technology from Right Track with over 15 years of royalty experience, Simplified Systems offers royalty administration software that is designed with the Publisher in mind providing affordable royalty software that is technically savvy and publishing sound.

ZOE GRAYE CONSULTING
Zoe Graye Consulting is in the business of designing and developing custom software solutions servicing publishers such as MPL Music Publishing and Rodgers & Hammerstein.

HUREWITZ, BOSCHAN & CO. LLP
Hurewitz, Boschan & Co. uncovers monies owed to our clients by conducting royalty audits.  The company also offers royalty statement preparation, administration services, Litigation support and expert Witness Testimony.

LANDMARK DIGITAL SERVICES
Landmark Digital Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of BMI, offers audio recognition solutions for content providers, copyright owners and consumers of music and digital entertainment. Landmark’s intelligent audio recognition technology acquired from UK-based Shazam Entertainment, Ltd, uses fingerprinting technology to identify performances from any audio source including radio, television and the Internet.

SOUNDMOUSE

Soundmouse offers software to generate, manage, distribute and report cue sheets to Performing Rights Organizations integrating its music recognition technology into music cue sheet solution.  Soundmouse can accurately recognize very short durations of music in distorted environments where layers of additional sound such as voiceover, atmosphere and effects are mixed in with the music.

TUNESAT

TuneSat is a proprietary audio fingerprint technology company which detects music being played even in the noisiest of environments - under dialogue, sound effects, or voiceovers. TuneSat offers subscribers, access to worldwide detection data available 24/7/365.

SOUNDMINER INC.
Soundminer Inc. provides complete solutions for music file distribution from tagging to distribution on the web to top broadcast and film facilities to manage their audio assets, serve them up and distribute them throughout their production environment. Soundminer also provides critical tools for music publishers that allow them to enrich their files with metadata, batch convert to multiple formats, help with cue sheeting.

SOURCEAUDIO
Sourceaudio is a music licensing search & distribution platform that connects publishers, libraries, labels, artists, and composers with commercial media creators. Source audio offers secure cloud-based storage, music search, filtering and streaming.

CINEDIGM DIGITAL CINEMA CORP.
Cinedigm is a publicly traded software development and services company that delivers enterprise software applications for the business and financial management of media and intellectual property (IP). The Cinedigm Software Group provides solutions to manage the increasingly complex business rules and processes surrounding the distribution of media and IP and provides unprecedented market access to both established and independent players.

About the AIMP
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, workshops, 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.


About the CCC
The California Copyright Conference (CCC – theccc.org) was established in 1953 for the discussion of copyright-related areas pertaining to music and entertainment. Today, the scope of the CCC has expanded to cover all matters pertaining to music industry issues. The organization has grown to over 300 members from all areas of the music and entertainment industry, including publishers, songwriters, attorneys, representatives from trade publications, performing rights societies, motion pictures, television, multimedia, Internet, and record companies.attn@theccc.org
 

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