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November 4, 2020

November News

  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels and webinars.  If you missed any of our recent webinars, including New York's Spotlight: Atlanta, Nashville's Monday Morning Intel, Los Angeles' Legal Luminaries: A Different Perspective and Los Angeles' Meet The Candidates, Members can view the videos, as well as all archives, here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  
  • Another benefit of Professional or Premier membership is the ability to vote in your chapter's election every 2 years.  LA, New York, and Nashville all held their "Meet the Candidates" webinars in October (view LA's here).  Voting is still open for the New York Chapter election until November 27 at 11pm EST and the Los Angeles Chapter election until November 30 at 11:30am PST. Become a member now and vote for your favorite candidates in NY.
  • The MLC Wants You — To sign up, register your compositions, and check your data (read the Billboard Guest Column by Alisa Coleman, COO, ABKCO Music, Inc. and AIMP LA Chapter President).
  • Primary Wave's David Weitzman (& LA Chapter Secretary) talks acquiring iconic catalogs and unique marketing-driven approach with Synchtank.  Click here to read the full interview. 
  • MIDiA Research says that music-related User-generated content could be worth around $6 billion to the music industry over the next two years.Read more here
  • CISAC says that publishers and songwriters stand to lose out on up to $3.5 billion in 2020 due to the pandemic.  Read more here
  • ASCAP congratulates its global film music family on their triumphs at the 2020 World Soundtrack Awards, one of film music's most prestigious honors!  Five ASCAP members and international affiliates won coveted trophies at the 20th annual (and first-ever virtual) edition of the awards. Read more here
  • BMI is saddened by the passing of three Outlaw-Country pioneers, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker and Johnny Bush. Shaver was the writer of some of country music’s greatest songs, including “Honky Tonk Heroes,” “Georgia on a Fast Train,” “Old Five and Dimers Like Me,” and “Live Forever.” Along with unforgettable recordings of his songs by Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and many other icons, Shaver was the scribe behind nine out of the 10 songs on Waylon Jennings’ legendary album, Honky Tonk Heroes. In 2014, on his final album, he released the duet “Hard to Be an Outlaw” with long-time friend Willie Nelson, who called him “the greatest living songwriter.”  Read more about them here
  • SESAC Latina honored the successes of its songwriters and publishers on October 14th with a virtual SESAC LATINA MUSIC AWARDS celebration, rolled out across the organization’s website and social media channels. “We are thrilled to celebrate SESAC Latina’s esteemed affiliate family once again, albeit in a new way,” said Sam Kling, Senior Vice President of Creative Operations, SESAC Rights Management (& LA Chapter board member). “Their incredible talent and endless energy for the art of songwriting is needed now more than ever. We are proud to honor our songwriters who have carried our spirits during these very difficult times. We look forward to celebrating many more of their successes in the future... hopefully in person.”  Read more here
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