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SESAC’s Dennis Lord Named Among Billboard’s Top Music Lawyers

SESAC Statement Regarding DOJ Decision

SESAC’s Larry McCoy Signs with HoriPro Publishing

SESAC Los Angeles / Location Change

SESAC's J.D. Connell Named 2016 Billboard Digital Power Player


The ASCAP Foundation and Copland House: A Proud Tradition Continues

Their First Broadway Experience!

Listen Up or Lose It: How to Prevent Noise Induced Hearing Loss

ASCAP Launches Redesigned Public Repertory Database

12 Composers From Around the World Make the Cut for Acclaimed ASCAP 2016 Film Scoring Workshop


Events: Nashville Hitmakers: Lewistown, OH

Events: Comic-Con International: San Diego, CA

News: BMI Supports Ozomatli’s Anticipated New Album

Events: BMI @ Comic-Con: San Diego, CA

News: BMI Songwriter Carter Winter Shows Off “The Whiskey In Me”

Digital Music News

This Band’s Craigslist Ad For Studio Time Is Just Too Much

Selena Gomez Charges $550,000 for One Social Media Post

Top 10 Music Industry Stories This Week

The Music Industry Has 99 Problems. And They Are…

How the Hell Does Bob Lefsetz Make Money?

Billboard Biz

Dinesh D'Souza Drops Music Video for 'Hillary's America' Doc Ahead of the DNC

Coldplay Weathers Chicago Storm to Deliver Abbreviated Set

One Direction Thanks 'Incredible' Fans on Group's Six-Year Anniversary

Joe Perry Returns to Hollywood Vampires Tour: Watch the Band Play 'Come Together'

Selena Gomez Shares Emotional Message: 'I Need to Rethink Some Areas of My Life'

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 631

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 630

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 629

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 628

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 627


July 4, 2016

July News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the NY June panel with hit songwriter Ashley Gorley and Chris Farren, president of Combustion Music/Atlas Nashville, members can view it, and all archived panels from all 3 chapters here. Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • AIMP co-hosted a very successful MIDEM networking brunch with the IMPF. Click here for more info and pictures.
  • As David Israelite writes in Billboard, the DoJ has dealt a massive blow to America's songwriters. After a two year review of the consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI, they determined that songwriters should have even fewer rights, less control over their intellectual property and be treated more unfairly than they already are.  Read David's full Op-Ed in Billboard here.  
  • 1,000 artists including Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Ed Sheeran write a letter to European leaders over YouTube.  Read more here.  
  • Led Zeppelin wins the 'Stairway To Heaven' jury trial.  Read the full article here
  • Congratulations to Warner/Chappell Music Chairman & CEO Jon Platt, who was elected to both the ASCAP and NMPA Boards of Directors. Read the full press releases here and here.  
  • BMI continues to support the Sundance Institute Film Music Program.  Read more here.  
  • Congratulations also to Billboard Magazine's "2016 Digital Power Players", including Matt Pincus (SONGS), Danielle Aguirre (NMPA), Joe Conyers (Downtown), Alice Kim (ASCAP), Michael Steinberg (BMI) and J.D. Connell (SESAC).  
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