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SESAC

SESAC Announces SESAC Scores: The Beck Diversity Project

SESAC Honors Music Composers and Publishers at Annual Event

SESAC Celebrates 2018 BET Awards Nominees

SESAC Latina Celebrated Its 2018 Honorees at the Historic Beverly Hills Hotel Last Night

SESAC Congratulates MercyMe on their Billboard Music Award

BMI

News: BMI Congratulates its World Soundtrack Award Winners

News: October’s MusicWorld Features Tricks for Your Tracks

News: BMI and HD Radio Present Frankie J at Hispanic Radio Conference

Events: Tin Pan South: VIRTUAL

News: BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song®” Goes Virtual for 30th Anniversary of Billboard’s Latin Music Week

Digital Music News

Joe Rogan Says Twitter Is Censored — “The People Working There Are Woke”

Twitch’s Copyright ‘Solution’ Gets Slammed by the RIAA, NMPA, Recording Academy, A2IM, GMR, SAG-AFTRA, ARA, SONA & SoundExchange

How to Add Music to TikTok — Including Your Own Music

Irene Under Pressure to Quit Red Velvet Following Ugly Bullying Incident

The RIAA Is Hunting Down YouTube Downloader Apps on GitHub

Billboard Biz

Mazzy Star Co-Founder David Roback Dies at 61

Congressional Hearing on Ticketing to Cover Transferability, Speculative Tickets

Four Key Takeaways From the RIAA's 2019 Year-End Report

Chika Believes Dwyane Wade's Parenting Decisions Are 'Nobody's Business'

Eminem Calls for Fans to Rap as Fast & Furious as Him for New #GodzillaChallenge

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, Subscriber Notice

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 777

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 776

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 775

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 774

AIMP NEWS

October 14, 2020

October 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 summer educational webinars or the LA webinar Between The Cue Sheets; What Your Mother Never Told You, Members can view the videos, as well as all archives, here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  There is also a 20% discount to MONDO.NYC 2020 in your Member's Area and several of our LA Chapter board members are participating on Friday, October 16th!
  • Another member benefit is voting for your chapter board.  2021-2022 is a new term for our organization and ballots will be going out soon!  If you are not currently a member, please consider becoming a member, or renewing your membership, so you can vote in this year's election.  Stay tuned for instructions from your respective chapter. 
  • Meet Nashville Chapter board member Mark Brown, Senior Vice President & GM, Round Hill Music, www.aimp.org (scroll down).
  • David Israelite/NMPA - "Live streaming must respect the rights of songwriters."  Read more from his blog here
  • Hipgnosis Songs has acquired Big Deal Music Group and brought onboard its senior staff, with Kenny MacPherson becoming CEO of Hipgnosis Songs Group and reporting directly to founder and CEO Merck Mercuriadis. He is joined by Co-Presidents Casey Robison and Jamie Cerreta and Executive Vice President Dave Ayers (New York) as well as Senior Vice President Pete Robinson (Nashville).  Read more here
  • Artists are mising out on tens of millions of dollars from neighbouring rights. IAFAR is trying to fix the problem.  Read more here
  • CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, has centralized the assignment and administration of International Standard Musical Work Codes (ISWC).  Previously, those codes, which already have been assigned to 52 million song compositions, had been handled by a network of 54 registration agencies in 79 countries.  Read more here
  • ASCAP Christian Music Awards - The music of faith and hope took center stage at ASCAP's first ever virtual Christian Music awards celebration October 7-8, honoring the songwriters and publishers behind the most performed ASCAP Christian songs of 2019. Our winners shared uplifting video messages, acceptance speeches, performances and more during our two-day online celebration, along with exclusive performances of some of their winning songs. Read more here
  • BMI Celebrates its London Awards Winners - “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith and Normani named Song of the Year; Bernie Marsden, Caroline Ailin, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, EY, Gary Kemp, Kamille and Niall Horan among the Honourees; Million-Air, Top Pop and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards also announced.  Read more here
  • The International Bluegrass Association announced the 2020 Industry Award recipients, as part of the IBMA 2020 Virtual World of Bluegrass week. The Industry Awards recognize outstanding work in non-performing industry categories.  During the virtual live show on September 29, 2020, SESAC affiliate Milan Miller received the Songwriter of the Year Award. The event was hosted by Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.  Read more here
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