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October 11, 2021

October News


  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels and webinars.  If you missed the AIMP Annual Spotlight Event, members can view it, and all archived panel and webinar videos, here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • Another benefit of membership is discounts to other events, such as Mondo.NYC (the AIMP will be presenting a Publishers & Songwriters program on October 15th at Mondo). As always, you'll find your discounts in the Members' Area
  • The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and Roblox (NYSE:RBLX) announced an agreement that settles any previous claims against Roblox and sets the foundation for future partnerships with global publishers that will unlock new creative and commercial opportunities on its platform.  Read more here
  • The Round Hill Music Royalty Fund invested a staggering $342 million on music IP, including “a 29.1% investment in RH Carlin Holdings,” between early August of 2020 and June of 2021’s end. The corresponding portfolio included north of 118,000 compositions and 750 master recordings (excluding The O’Jays’ 532-track recorded catalog), and royalty income totaled $16,288,444 during the stretch.  Read more here
  • 12 Black Artists Shaping Country Music’s Future - These 12 singular talents cover all corners of the musical map, but they've all been drawn to Nashville, Tennessee, where they've embraced the sounds, songcraft and traditions of country music – while expanding its horizons at the same time.  Learn more about them here
  • Reservoir songwriter Jamie Hartman was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2021 Ivors for his 9 collaborations on soul singer Celeste's debut album, Not Your Muse. This win marks his second Ivor Novello Award, following 2020's ‘PRS for Music Most Performed Work’ for his co-write “Giant” by Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man. Read more here
  • VERSED: The ASCAP Podcast / Ep. 26 - Diane Warren - We talk to one of the most celebrated songwriters in music, Diane Warren, about Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions Vol. 1, her fantastic new cross-genre album of original songs recorded with some of the world’s best artists, including Ty Dolla $ign, Maren Morris, John Legend, Luis Fonsi, Jon Batiste, Pentatonix, G-Eazy, Carlos Santana, Rita Ora, Celine Dion, Darius Rucker and many others. She also talks about her Academy Award-nominated work writing for film and what it’s like hearing The Beatles sing your song. 
  • BMI is proud to celebrate Country Music Month each October by paying tribute to our incredibly talented country songwriters in Nashville and beyond. The annual celebration is a wonderful precursor to BMI’s Country Awards every November, which is the genre’s oldest awards presentation. Over the decades, BMI has represented so many iconic songwriters, from Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Mac Davis, to today’s hitmakers including Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton and countless others who continue to make an indelible mark in music history. Along with these legendary singer/songwriters, BMI also represents many behind-the-scenes writers who are responsible for your favorite hits. Learn more about all of them here
  • SESAC affiliate RuPaul is now the most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history.  On September 19th he took home his 11th win at the Emmys / Television Academy for the hit show RuPaul's Drag Race.  Read more here
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