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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


U.S. Rep. Collins Introduces Music Modernization Act To Reform Licensing Landscape

Charles Kelley of Multi-Platinum Trio Lady Antebellum to Headline Snowmass Celebrity Ski Fest, Presented by ASCAP

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Broadway’s David Hein and Irene Sankoff Among Honorees At The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Honors

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” Joins Christmas Classics as #1 ASCAP Holiday Song In 2017

ASCAP Hires Media Executive Stephanie Ruyle As New EVP Of Licensing


Video: How To Register Your Songs Online at BMI.com

News: New Directions: David Foster on Songwriting, Broadway and His New Album, ‘Eleven Words’

News: Resilient Vinyl 2.0 Industry Keeps Pressing Despite Challenges

Events: BMI Live Deadline

Events: Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: ONLINE

Digital Music News

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by DennyA

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by trainor

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by trainor

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by trainor

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by Dan

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


March 8, 2020

March News
  • Like everyone, we are watching with concern the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. We have suspended AIMP’s March in-person events, but will have a free March 24 webinar open to all members: “What Is Password Sharing Costing Streaming & the Music Business at Large?,” presented by Glenn Peoples of Billboard. We are considering additional webinar member events through April.
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA February Ladies Of Latin panel, Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  
  • The AIMP Global Music Publishing Summit will take place over three days - June 8-10 - at the 3 West Club in New York City. Andrea Martin, the new Chief Executive of PRS for Music, is confirmed to keynote – more great speakers to come! In the meantime, don't forget to get your Early Bird ticket before March 31st on Eventbrite
  • AIMP Association Chair and Los Angeles Chapter President Teri Nelson-Carpenter issued the below statement on the NMPA's recent settlement with Peloton.

"The AIMP applauds the settlement between the NMPA and Peloton, and looks forward to seeing the results of their joint collaboration agreement.  Going forward, it is imperative that all publishers and songwriters be compensated for the use of their works, and we will be monitoring the situation closely to ensure that independents are treated fairly and equitably."

Learn more via CMU here

  • MLC Metadata Showdown: What’s in a Name? Your money.  There is an unsurprising discussion going on about song titles in the metadata deliberations regarding the regulations mandating the conduct of the Mechanical Licensing Collective quango.  The least surprising part of the discussion is that the services change song titles as it suits them.  Click here to read more.  
  • ASCAP takes legal action against 15 venues nationwide that infringe on songwriters’ copyrights by performing their musical works without permission.  Read more here.  
  • BMI in collaboration with Secret Hit, a subsidiary marketing platform of VIP Music Records, held their first songwriting camp together last month at the legendary Quad Studios in Times Square in New York City.  Read more about it here.  
  • SESAC congratulates affiliates Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice, Jeremy Bussey, Adam Shoenfeld and Jenee Fleenor for their nominations at the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards™.  Read more here.  
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