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SESAC

SESAC Affiliates Stand Out as Finalists at the 25th Annual Billboard Latin Music Awards

SESAC Celebrates GRAMMY® Recipients

SESAC Chairman and CEO John Josephson Named to Billboard’s 2018 Power List

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

SESAC Celebrates GRAMMY® Nominations

ASCAP

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

BMI

News: ‘Peter Rabbit’ Composer Dominic Lewis Talks About Writing for Children…and Adults

Events: Durango Songwriter’s Expo: Ventura, CA

News: BMI Celebrates Maren Morris and Co-Writers of Her First #1, “I Could Use A Love Song”

Events: AIMP Panel - State Of The Music Industry: Beverly Hills, CA

Events: Durango Songwriter’s Expo: Ventura, CA

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

Scotty McCreery Misses a Special Someone in New Single, 'Home In My Mind'

Charlotte Gainsbourg Performs Piano Rendition of Kanye West's 'Runaway': Watch

Legendary NYC Dance Label Astralwerks Headed to LA; GM Glenn Mendlinger To Depart (Exclusive)

John Legend Hits the High Notes in 'Jesus Christ Superstar' First Look

2CELLOS Cover Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect': Watch

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, Copyright.gov Unavailable

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 709

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 708

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 707

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 706

AIMP NEWS

February 6, 2018

February News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the NY January panel about co-writing, "The Golden Triangle", Members can view the video, as well as all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • The NMPA announces that songwriters and music publishers will get a higher payout from on-demand subscription services for the next five-year period (2018-2022).  Read more here, here and here.
  • Spotify adds songwriter credits to its desktop platform – and they’re coming to mobile, too.  Read more about it here.  
  • Frank Handy/SONGS Music Publishing - meet the LA Chapter's latest featured member.  Click here, then scroll down.  
  • Top music lawyers Donald Passman, Dina LaPolt, and RIAA strategic data analysis SVP Josh Friedlander talk here about how digital is finally doing good things for record labels.  
  • Concord Music announced that AIMP Los Angeles Board Member Jake Wisely will lead its newly consolidated publishing unit as Chief Publishing Executive. Read more about it here. Congratulations, Jake!
  • The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) has concluded its 2018 Board of Directors election.  Click here to see who's on the board.  
  • ASCAP members take 38 categories at the 2018 Grammys.  Read more about them here.  
  • BMI mourns the loss of jazz legend Hugh Masekela and Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries.  Read more about his life here and her life here.   
  • SESAC's Chairman and CEO John Josephson is named to Billboard’s 2018 Power List.  Read more here
  • SOCAN paid out over $240m in 2017 – but warns ‘remuneration from digital music must be corrected.'  Read more here
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