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June 7, 2020

June News

  • We hope you've been enjoying our Weekly Webinar series.  Looking forward, we have another full slate of webinars coming up in June, as well as the new, sponsored Summer Educational Series in July and August!  Check the website for updates (emails will also be sent).  
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels and webinars, and now could be a great time to catch up, as they go back to 2006!  Members can view all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  
  • On May 8th, the AIMP joined the RIAA, and many other music business organizations, on a letter to congress for support under the CARES act.  While the CARES Act made important changes to our social safety net to ensure that gig workers could access relief during this crisis, many in the entertainment industry have been denied CARES Act benefits because of unclear and burdensome regulations. Congress can fix these issues easily, and should ensure the the entire "gig" economy is eligible for CARES Act relief.  Click here to read the letter.  
  • Then, on June 8th, the AIMP joined a united music community including top artists, managers, major and independent record companies, songwriters and publishers, and affiliated organizations and publicly released a letter supporting the long running campaign to repeal section 50-A of New York’s Civil Rights Law. Section 50-A hides records of police misconduct and abuse from the public. It is part of the infrastructure of secrecy that undermines reform of the police and justice for victims in New York.  Click here to read the letter.  
  • The AIMP Los Angeles Chapter presented the inaugural Linda Komorsky Liker AIMP Scholarship Award to its first recipient, Angela McPhee, during the "Update on the MMA/MLC" webinar on May 21st. McPhee, a rising senior at the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the Music Industry, was awarded $5,000 to help her continue her education. Read more here.  
  • Björn Ulvaeus, a co-founder of ABBA who wrote the group’s hits with his bandmate Benny Andersson, was recently named the president of CISAC, the global confederation of authors societies.  Read more here.  
  • ASCAP proudly introduces a new weekly series of free virtual programming designed to inspire, educate and connect music makers everywhere.  Learn more, and sign up, here.  
  • BMI was saddened by the passing of renowned composer and orchestrator, Lennie Niehaus. Niehaus is responsible for the scores to two dozen Clint Eastwood films, including the Oscar-winning Western Unforgiven, the Charlie Parker biopic Bird and the searing Bridges of Madison County.  Read more here.  
  • SESAC - click here for resources during COVID-19 quarantine, and live chats and performances from SESAC affiliates.  
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