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Press Run Date - September 9, 2016


The Free Event Will Showcase Leading Software and Services companies for Music Publishers, Labels, Music Managers and Self-Published Artists
All Music Professionals Interested In Technology and Services Should Attend This Trade Show

LOS ANGELES, September 9, 2016 - The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) and The California Copyright Conference (CCC) will co-host their fourth MUSIC INDUSTRY TOOLBOX (MIT), featuring leading firms in music management software and services essential to the music industry as well as all major North American PROs including ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and SOCAN. The show has grown each year allowing music industry professionals to connect with industry leaders in technology and services in an informal atmosphere.   
The event is presented free of charge as a service to all music industry professionals from Record Labels, Publishing Companies,  major Networks, managers, lawyers, and self-published artists. 
The Music Industry Toolbox will be held at The American Federation of Musicians Local 47 (817 Vine Street, Hollywood) on Thursday, September 29th, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will give the music community-at-large an opportunity to meet with these providers in an intimate setting, including demonstrations and workshops. There will be complimentary snacks and beverages.
Exhibitors will showcase their software and services in the main room as well as offer workshops in a private demonstration room. Attendees are encouraged to register for the event to facilitate entrance and to take advantage of the private exhibitor demonstrations. To learn more and register go to: AIMP.org.
Exhibitors to date include: AdRev, ASCAP, BMI, CreativeFuture, Exactuals, Exploration, HFA & SESAC, Loudr, Music Is Viral, MusicPubWorks, Music Reports, PPL, Reel Muzik Werks, Reggie Calloway/Sound Royalties, RoyaltyShare, Simply Royalties, SOCAN, SoundExchange, SourceAudio, Spotify, Synchtank, TuneRegistry and Zoe Graye Consulting.
Proud sponsors include Amazon, who is donating an Amazon Echo to benefit the AIMP’s Linda Komorsky Liker Scholarship Fund, as well as Crunch Digital and Global Music Rights.  
Media sponsors include CSUSA, LAWIM, Music Connection, NARAS, NARIP, SONA, Songsalive!, The Music Business Registry, The PMA, The SCL.
“The AIMP is so thrilled to be bringing back this fantastic event with the CCC after a break of a few years,” said Michael Eames, president of the AIMP and PEN Music Group. “The music landscape is so dependent on software tools and services these days that this event is going to serve such an important need in the community.” Adding to his comments, Barbie Quinn, Executive Director of the AIMP and Associate Director, BMI, who is coordinating the event said, “We're thrilled to have such a high caliber of exhibitors at this year's MIT.  Combined with expanded areas of interest, we hope to provide an event which is engaging and educational for everyone."    
New aspects to the event this year include a keynote by Ruth Vitale, CEO of CreativeFuture, “Ask An Expert” presented by Reel Muzik Werks and music business books for purchase courtesy of Book Soup, either pre-signed or signed in person by the author(s).  
The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) was formed in 1977 by a group of Los Angeles music publishers and now has chapters in Los Angeles,  New York, and Nashville. The organization’s primary focus is to educate and inform independent music publishers about the most current industry trends and practices by providing a forum for the discussion of the issues and problems confronting the music publishing industry.  (www.aimp.org)
The California Copyright Conference (CCC) 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. (www.theccc.org

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