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March 8, 2020

March News

  • Like everyone, we are watching with concern the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. We have suspended AIMP’s March in-person events, but will have a free March 24 webinar open to all members: “What Is Password Sharing Costing Streaming & the Music Business at Large?,” presented by Glenn Peoples of Billboard. We are considering additional webinar member events through April.
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA February Ladies Of Latin panel, Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  
  • The AIMP Global Music Publishing Summit will take place over three days - June 8-10 - at the 3 West Club in New York City. Andrea Martin, the new Chief Executive of PRS for Music, is confirmed to keynote – more great speakers to come! In the meantime, don't forget to get your Early Bird ticket before March 31st on Eventbrite
  • AIMP Association Chair and Los Angeles Chapter President Teri Nelson-Carpenter issued the below statement on the NMPA's recent settlement with Peloton.

"The AIMP applauds the settlement between the NMPA and Peloton, and looks forward to seeing the results of their joint collaboration agreement.  Going forward, it is imperative that all publishers and songwriters be compensated for the use of their works, and we will be monitoring the situation closely to ensure that independents are treated fairly and equitably."

Learn more via CMU here

  • MLC Metadata Showdown: What’s in a Name? Your money.  There is an unsurprising discussion going on about song titles in the metadata deliberations regarding the regulations mandating the conduct of the Mechanical Licensing Collective quango.  The least surprising part of the discussion is that the services change song titles as it suits them.  Click here to read more.  
  • ASCAP takes legal action against 15 venues nationwide that infringe on songwriters’ copyrights by performing their musical works without permission.  Read more here.  
  • BMI in collaboration with Secret Hit, a subsidiary marketing platform of VIP Music Records, held their first songwriting camp together last month at the legendary Quad Studios in Times Square in New York City.  Read more about it here.  
  • SESAC congratulates affiliates Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice, Jeremy Bussey, Adam Shoenfeld and Jenee Fleenor for their nominations at the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards™.  Read more here.  
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