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SESAC’s Kelli Turner Named to Billboard's Women In Music 2017

SESAC Celebrates GRAMMY® Nominations

SESAC Celebrates Songwriters and Publishers at 2017 Nashville Music Awards

SESAC Presents Multi-CMA Nominee Lady Antebellum with Humanitarian Award

SESAC Celebrates Kenny Rogers with 2017 Legacy Award


Their First Broadway Experience!

Special New Year Discount on the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO

Special Holiday Discount on the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO


Events: BMI Acoustic Lounge - Los Angeles

Events: California Copyright Conference 2017 Holiday Party: Sherman Oaks, CA

News: Billboard Honors BMI’s Ann Sweeney & BMI Songwriters at 2017 Women in Music Event

News: The Music of Award-Winning BMI Composer Scot Stafford is in the Spotlight

The Weekly: What Can Songwriters Do To Set Themselves Apart From Others?

Digital Music News

What Is Splice and Why Did It Just Raise $35 Million?

Sirius XM Radio Just Got Slammed With a 41% Royalty Rate Increase

Spotify Paying $1.38 Million a Month In Rent for Its New Stockholm Offices

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Faces Multiple Copyright Infringement Lawsuits — Starting With ‘Harlem Shake’

50 Out of the Top 50 SoundCloud Artists are Rappers

Billboard Biz

Nelly Plans Legal Action to Clear His Name After Rape Charge Is Dropped

Jack Antonoff Teases 'Sesame Street' Appearance on Instagram

Eminem Talks Checking Beyonce Collaboration Off His 'Wish List' & More During Detroit 'Revival' Chat

Sia's 'Santa's Coming for Us' Jingles to No. 1 on AC Chart

Music Reports Hits 1 Million Songs Claimed Using Songdex Rights Database

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 694

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 693

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 692

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 691

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 690


December 5, 2017

December News / Happy Holidays!


  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the NY November panel with top Music Supervisors or the LA panel "BUMPS IN THE ROAD: When Deals Almost Derail" Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • The 3 chapters celebrated the AIMP’s 40th anniversary this holiday season, with NY and LA’s celebrations in December and Nashville’s in November.  
  • NMPA President/CEO David Israelite signs a five-year contract extension.  Read more here.      
  • SONGS Music Publishing has sold its catalog to Kobalt Capital Ltd.  Read more here.  
  • Billboard's Women in Music 2017: The Most Powerful Executives in the Industry - From making records to protecting rights, negotiating contracts to discovering talent, the female executives included on this list represent the best of today’s dealmakers, influencers and tastemakers.  Read the full list here
  • ole wins multiple awards at the ASCAP and BMI Country Awards.  Read more here.  
  • The GRAMMY™ Music Education Coalition (GMEC) launches a national movement to expand music education programs in public schools.  Read more here.  
  • ASCAP hires media executive Stephanie Ruyle as their new EVP Of Licensing.  Read more here.  
  • BMI comments on hearing before the Court of Appeals regarding its consent decree victory over the DOJ. Read more here.  
  • SESAC celebrates its GRAMMY® nominations.  Read more here.  
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