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September 14, 2021

September News


  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels and webinars.  If you missed the LA Chapter's Asian Music Market webinar, members can view it, and all archived panel and webinar videos, here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • Meet featured member Robert Carlton, Senior Vice President, Development SMACKSongs and a Nashville Chapter board member!  (www.aimp.org, scroll down)
  • Italian composing giant Ennio Morricone, who died in July 2020 at 91, will be given his due at Venice with a screening of Ennio, a documentary by Cinema Paradiso director Giuseppe Tornatore.  Read more here
  • Why Are (Some) Record Labels and Music Publishers Still Only Reporting Every 6 Months?  Read the Music Business Week op-ed by Tom Allen, Managing Director of UK-headquartered Curve Royalty Systems, here
  • NFTs and Music Royalty Streams: 5 Legal Issues To Be Aware Of - Read the MBW article from Covington & Burling LLP, the multi-award winning law firm whose lawyers have advised and represented clients including major record labels and music publishers, trade organizations like the RIAA and NMPA, and leading performing rights organizations like BMI and GMR, here
  • New Strategies For Investing In Music Rights and Other Recent Developments In The World Of RightsTech - read more here.
  • ASCAP - The music world lost a rock ‘n’ roll legend on August 24th with the death of Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts at the age of 80.  Click here to listen to a curated playlist. 
  • BMI is saddened by the passing of Don Everly, half of the timeless duo, the Everly Brothers. Don, along with his brother Phil, was renowned for classic songs they sang together including several penned by BMI songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, such as the #1 pop hit “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Bye Bye Love,” which reached #1 on the country chart, #2 on the pop chart and #5 on the R&B chart. “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” which was also written by Boudleaux Bryant, slotted at #142 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The Everly Brothers’ overwhelming success also earned the iconic duo induction into the inaugural year (1986) of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Don Everly will be missed by his many friends and fans at BMI.
  • SESAC celebrated songwriters and music publishers behind this year's most-performed pop songs with its second virtual awards celebration of 2021. Pop Music Awards honorees were announced on the organization's website and across social media platforms with exclusive content and Jack Harlow was honored as Songwriter of the Year.  Read more here
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