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July 8, 2021

July 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 AIMP Global Music Publishing Summit panels, or our special AIMP Celebrates Black Music Month! presentation, members can view them here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • Song catalogs are selling for big bucks, but will the trend end on a bum note?  Hipgnosis and Primary Wave have emerged as the two biggest players (though hardly the only) in the boom.  Read more here.  
  • SoundExchange Royalties Reach $947 Million In 2020, Up 4% Year-Over-Year - SoundExchange royalties totaled almost $947 million in 2020, according to a newly released report, a roughly $39 million (approximately 4.3 percent) boost from 2019.  Read more here.  
  • How Blockchain Tech Could Remix The Music Industry - Zach Badger of crypto ecosystem Privi explores the history of the broken artist compensation model and how decentralization might finally repair it.  Read more here.  
  • TikTok Strikes An Agreement Over Royalty Payments For Music Used In Canada - Canada's leading music reproduction rights agency says it has signed an agreement with TikTok that will see artists paid for use of their songs on the social media platform  The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) says the multi-year partnership gives self-published songwriters and music publishers the ability to collect royalties when their music is featured in TikTok videos.  Read more here.  
  • ASCAP Pride and Joy - To honor Pride Month, ASCAP had conversations with ASCAP creators Madeline The Person, Villano Antillano and Ty Defoe about how their LGBTQ+ identities impact their music, and vice-versa.  Read more from them here.  
  • BMI and NYU Lead Another Successful TV Scoring Workshop -Last month, members of BMI’s Film, TV & Visual Media team joined composer Rob Simonsen as he gave insights to NYU students about his career in the industry during the annual BMI/NYU TV Scoring Workshop. The workshop, which was hosted by Ron Sadoff, professor and Director of Screen Scoring at NYU, also gave students the opportunity to re-score a scene from one of four existing films. Simonsen then gave thoughtful critiques and advice on each aspiring composer’s work, which was eagerly received.  Read more here.  
  • SESAC Latina was honored to recognize the success of its composers and publishers with its annual music awards, which were given to almost 40 songs. For the first time in the awards history, the top awards for the SESAC LATINA MUSIC AWARDS were presented in two categories: Regional Mexican and Pop / Latin Rhythm.  Read more here.  
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