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SESAC’s James Abrahart Feted At No.1 Party for “Wasted Time"

Congressman Ted Deutch Visits SESAC Headquarters

SESAC's Nick Grant Releases Sprite P.O.U.R. Campaign Series

SESAC’s Jim Brickman Celebrates 20th Holiday Concert Tour

SESAC Signs Kings of Leon


Deep Discount Pricing Available for the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO

Ending November 30: ASCAP EXPO Early Bird Pricing

The ASCAP Foundation Presents: Harold Rosenbaum Choral Workshop - 12/5 in NYC

Educational Panel: Mind Your Business - The Art of Collaboration


Events: Song Arts Academy Songwriters Workshop Intensive: New York

Events: BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles

News: BMI Sponsors Special Holiday Concert in LA With Inspiring Composer & Singer/Songwriter Craig Richey

Events: BMI Maui Songwriters Festival: Maui, HI

News: BMI Supports New Song Arts Academy 2017 Songwriting Workshop Starting January 17 – Apply Now

Digital Music News

Why Do People Hate Nickelback So Much? Researcher Traces It Back to One Pivotal Event

Is the EDM Bubble Popping? EDC NYC Abruptly Cancelled…

Looking for What.CD? Three Replacements Just Popped Up…

Why Was Maria Pallante Fired? US Copyright Office Chiefs Not Having It

Jay Z Is Almost 50 Years Old.

Billboard Biz

Eventbrite and Bandsintown Announce Partnership: Exclusive

Manager of Oakland Warehouse Says 'I'm Incredibly Sorry' About Deadly Fire

Photographer Anthony Supreme Talks Working With J. Cole for '4 Your Eyez Only' Album Artwork

The Music and Mojitos Are Back in Cuba as Mourning for Fidel Castro Ends

Mourners Cry, Hug, Laugh & Scream at Memorial for Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 644

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 643

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 642

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 641

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 640


November 1, 2016

November News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the NY Chapter's panel on Music Aggregators, or the LA Chapter's on Music 2020, Members can view all archived panels here. Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • AIMP Board Elections - The biennial election of officers and board members for all chapters is being held this month and most ballots have gone out.  To view bios of the LA/National Chapter candidates for the new term click here. Check with your local chapter for ballot return deadlines and be sure to vote! LA, NY or NA.  
  • The US Copyright Office -  Maria Pallante was moved out of her job as U.S. Register of Copyrights by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.  Read more here and her letter of resignation here.  
  • Congratulations to our NY Chapter's Executive Director Caroline Bienstock, president/CEO of Carlin America, on their 50th anniversary.  
  • The Recording Academy's 'In My District' campaign sends 2,000 creators to 315 Congressional offices.  
  • Sony Music Entertainment has signed a deal with US publishers which resolves issues over proposed new statutory mechanical royalty rates from 2018-2022.  Read more here.   
  • ASCAP Country Music Awards Celebration - Ashley Gorley, Ricky Skaggs and Chris Stapleton among top honorees.  Read more here.
  • BMI congratulates composer Lalo Schifrin who will be honored as Commandeur of Arts and Letters and composer Alexandre Desplat on his Oscar win.  
  • SESAC Nashville Music Awards -  Josh Hogue named songwriter of the year, "Somewhere On A Beach" named song of the year and SONY/ATV/EMI Foray Publishing and Write 2 Be Free Music named publisher of the year.  Read more here.  
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