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July 11, 2018

July News

  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA June panel with SOCAN Executives, Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to approve the Music Modernization Act.  Read more about it here, including the AIMP's joint statement in response to it.  
  • SGAE -  Global music publishers threaten to leave the Spanish royalty collecting society.  Read more about it here.  
  • The U.S. Department of Justice approved Disney's partial merger with 21st Century Fox.  Read more about it here.  
  • Nile Rodgers is appointed chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Read more about it here.  
  • Congratulations to LA/National board member Erin M. Jacobson, Esq., who has been named a 2018 Rising Star and one of the top women attorneys in Southern California by Super Lawyers.  
  • Congratulations also to LA/National board member Todd Brabec and his brother Jeff, VP Business Affairs BMG, who co-wrote the Music Publishing Law chapter in the 2 volume Juris Publications treatise The Essential Guide to Entertainment Law: Intellectual Property.
  • ASCAP - their acclaimed Film Scoring Workshop celebrates its 30th year of producing top-tier screen composers . The program is produced by ASCAP Film & TV executives Michael Todd (an LA/National board member) and Jennifer Harmon.  Read more about it here.  
  • BMI celebrated its songwriters at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  Read more about them here.  
  • SESAC announced the launch of SESAC SCORES: The Beck Diversity Project, a five-year mentorship and grant program, at its annual Film & Television Composer Awards.  Read more about the program here.  
  • Follow Us - And don't forget to follow the AIMP on Twitter, like us on Facebook and join us on LinkedIn.

 

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