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September 11, 2018

September News

  • The AIMP has been named one of Billboard's 2018 Indie Power Players!  Billboard’s report recognizes achievement at independently-owned record labels, music publishers and distributors -- but also trade groups and executives who are advocates for the indie music community.  You can read the full list here.
  • The AIMP was proud to join ASCAP, AFM, AMA, BMI, CMPA, NMPA, NSAI, SESAC, RIAA, Recording Academy, SoundExchange, USAlliance for Music, et. al. in issuing a joint statement demanding that any renogotiation of the NAFTA trade agreement "provide clear and strong copyright protections, and not reward those seeking to profit unjustly from American creators." We urge our members to contact their representatives and encourage them to consider the impact any new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico, or Canada will have on the indie music publishing community, and the industry as a whole.
  • Read David Israelite/NMPA's op-ed in response to SiriusXM's comments against the Music Modernization Act.  
  • Check out the 3rd episode of Season 2 of the AIMP Nashville Pubcast.  Songwriter, Producer, Publisher, and DJ are only some of the positions that describe Jesse Frasure. Tim Hunze guides us through a conversation with Jesse about his rise to power as a publisher and one of the most sought-after track guys in the industry. We also get a look into Rhythm House Music on how they make the decision to sign their next talent.
  • And for more on AIMP Nashville board member Tim Hunze, click on www.aimp.org, then scroll down, as he is our current featured member!  
  • The nominees for the 52nd annual CMA Awards were announced on August 28 and hosted in part by ASCAP members Sugarland and Dan+Shay. Longtime ASCAP songwriter Chris Stapleton tops the list of finalists with five nominations.  Producer/musician Dann Huff received four nominations, and Dierks Bentley, Dan+Shay and Midland earned three each.
  • Superstar Janet Jackson was named BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards,“I Feel It Coming” was named Song of the Year, Metro Boomin earned Songwriter of the Year & Producer of the Year and Universal Music Publishing received Publisher of the Year.  Read about them, and more, here.  
  • SESAC congratulates Lady Antebellum, which includes affiliate Hillary Scott, for earning a nomination in the Vocal Group of the Year category at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards. SESAC also celebrates affiliates Jaron Boyer, Brice Long and Kevin Welch, who contributed to the CMA Album of the Year nominee by Chris Stapleton.  Read more about it, and see a list of all nominees, here.  
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