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May 9, 2022

May 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 webinar "Building The Brand: A Career In Songwriting",  members can view all archived panel and webinar videos here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  Another membership benefit is discount rates to select non-AIMP events, such as the upcoming MusicBiz2022 conference, happening May 9-12 in Nashville; the speakers will include some of our board members!  Log in to the Member's Area to get your discount code and attend the full conference for just $499!  
  • The AIMP Global Music Publishing Summit - Tickets are now on sale!  AIMP members save $100 on in-person registration, while non-members will receive one year of AIMP Professional membership included with their ticket. Register before June 1 for best early bird pricing.  Click here for the full agenda, speaker lineup and tickets.
  • Andrea C Martin (PRS for Music) says, "In 2022, we will have higher revenues and we will pay out more royalties to our members."  Read more here.  
  • Music industry's message to Elon Musk: Now get Twitter licensed and pay creators and rights-holders  Read more here.  
  • Cher’s Dispute With The Sonny Bono Estate Over Termination Right Continues - The widow of Sonny Bono has urged a Californian court to throw out a recent legal claim made by Cher, which centres on how the pesky termination right in US copyright law impacts on a deal done in the 1970s after Bono and Cher split up both professionally and personally.  Read more here
  • Bringing Back The Hits: Mining Music Catalogs For Gold - Larry Mestel's company, Primary Wave, has been buying music catalogs since 2006.  Two years ago, Air Supply sold a portion of their music rights to Primary Wave. The company places hits like "All Out of Love" in TV shows and in commercials.  Read more here
  • Spotify Stock Plummets Below $100 Per Share for the First Time Following Q1 2022 Earnings Report - read more here
  • Debunking the 60,000 songs uploaded to Spotify a day myth, by Bill Werde - Bill Werde is a former Billboard Editorial Director and Director of The Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. So when he sets out to debunk a statistic that we’ve (and almost everyone else) have been sharing as fact, we listen.  Read more here
  • Actress Fran Drescher eyes GOP in latest push for fairness in music - read more here
  • Composers for Encanto, The White Lotus and More Take Home ASCAP Composers’ Choice Award Honors - Honoring the composers whose music elevates the magic of the moving image, ASCAP reveals the winners of the 2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards. The event runs May 2-5 across @ASCAP social media and @ASCAPScreen on Instagram and opens with the winners of the highly coveted 2022 ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards.  Read more here.  
  • BMI Honors Gloria and Emilio Estefan at the 72nd Annual BMI/NAB Dinner in Las Vegas - BMI was thrilled to celebrate world-renowned superstars Gloria and Emilio Estefan at the 72nd Annual BMI/NAB Dinner held last month at the Encore Las Vegas.  The legendary songwriting couple was honored with the BMI Board of Directors Award for their incomparable body of work and groundbreaking influence in introducing Latin music to a global audience.  Read more here
  • SESAC and its employees support the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian creative community in their valiant struggle for freedom.  As an initial token of their support, they’ve donated $100,000 to support CreatorsforUkraine, a collective of CMOs, PROs and other organizations working together to provide financial support to Ukrainian creators, songwriters and composers during this challenging time.  They’re seeking ways to do more in coming weeks and want to inspire other companies and organizations in the creative community to do whatever they are able to support the Ukrainian creative community at this critical time.  Read more about their efforts here
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