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SESAC Congratulates 2015 CMT Awards Nominees

SESAC Hosts Brunch In-The-Round at 2015 Key West Songwriters Festival

Stars Turn Out to Celebrate the 19th Annual SESAC Pop Awards

SESAC Sponsors GRAMMYS On The Hill® Awards

SESAC’s Larry McCoy Feted for No.1 Hit


The ASCAP Daily Brief for May 22, 2015

The ASCAP Daily Brief for May 21, 2015

Lee Ann Womack Leads Americana Awards Nominees with Nods for Album & Artist of the Year


News: P!nk Receives President’s Award at 63rd Annual BMI Pop Awards

Events: BMI Pop Awards: Los Angeles

News: Multitalented BMI Writer Randy Edelman Takes the Stage in NYC

Events: Jason Blume Songwriters Workshop: Nashville

Events: Music Biz 2015: Nashville

Digital Music News

F*&K It: Here’s the Entire Spotify/Sony Music Contract…

EDMbiz: The One Event that Could Change Your Startup Forever…

Executive Shuffles: ASCAP, A2IM, Downtown Music Publishing Group, Lionsgate, Culture Factory

Grooveshark.li Is Now a Globally-Ranked Site…

Need a Smart Case for your Smartphone? Skrillex and Google Have You Covered…

Billboard Biz

New Sun Ra Recordings To Be Released This Fall: Exclusive

'Jesus Is the Ultimate Crossover': Christian Act Hillsong United on Why Their Message Is for Everybody (Including Justin Bieber)

Pierce Fulton Aims for a Summer Smash With 'Kuaga (Lost Time)': Exclusive Premiere

The Sex Shop Behind Taylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' Outfits Is Getting a Lot of Calls From Men

Eminem to Release New Single From Shady Records-Produced 'Southpaw' Soundtrack

US Copyright Office

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth Appointed General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights

Copyright Matters Program to Take Place July 29, 2013: Copyright Conversations with the United Kingdom

Save the Date: Copyright Matters Program on Monday, July 29, 2013


May 1, 2015

May News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the NY April panel Creative Session - Synch Pitch to ESPN, members may view the full panel here.  If you missed the LA April Evolution Of Music In Video Games panel, members can view the full panel here, as well as all other archived panels from all 3 chapters.  Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • Concord Music Group and The Bicycle Music Company merge, raise $100 million and acquire Vanguard and Sugar Hill Records. Read more here.  
  • NMPA Elections - AIMP LA Board member & Bicycle Music CEO Jake Wisely and AIMP NY Executive Director & Carlin America President/CEO Caroline Bienstock both appear on the NMPA 2015 Board of Directors election ballot sent out this week. Please vote!  A new NMPA Board will be announced at its Annual Meeting on June 17 in New York.  
  • The Performance Right: A World In Transition - You won't want to miss board member Todd Brabec's article in our Copyright Corner (parts 2 & 3 coming in June & July!).
  • 2015 ASCAP Pop Music Awards - KISS, The Doobie Brothers, St. Vincent and other top songwriters celebrated.  Read more here.  
  • Jay Z’s Tidal - A first look; definitely young, probably promising. Read more here.   
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