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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


News: BMI Congratulates its 2021 Latin American Music Award Winners

News: BMI Composers Chris Lennertz and Dara Taylor Share Career Insights at USC

News: BMI Honors High School and College Radio Stations at MAB Awards Show

News: In the Groove with Joshua Redman: A Conversation With the Acclaimed Jazz Artist

Events: BMI Presents…How Did I Break - A Clubhouse Chat w/Jerry Wonda

Digital Music News

Rammstein Selling $1,000 Hoodies and More – Is Luxury Merch a Thing Now?

Amazon 2nd-Gen Echo Buds Now Come With 6 Months Amazon Music Unlimited

Sync Music Is Bouncing Back In 2021 — But What are the Emerging Trends?

Latest Industry Gigs: Tencent Music, LiveXLive, CCS Rights, More

Apple Music Says It Pays One Penny Per Stream — 2-3 Times What Spotify Pays

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


April 3, 2021

April News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels and webinars.  If you missed any of our recently recorded webinars, including NY's "Legends Never Die: Heirs, Estates, and Legacies that Earn Into the Afterlife" and LA's "Copyright Terminations and Legacy Catalogues: What Publishers are Missing" and "IMPEL", Members can view the videos, as well as all archives, here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  
  • Billboard's 2021 Top Music Lawyers - A big congratulations to AIMP LA Chapter board member Erin M. Jacobson, Esq., who has been named to this prestigious list for a second year!  You can see the full list of accomplished and notable attorneys here.  
  • The Global Music Industry grew 7.4% in 2020 as streaming and vinyl gains continued.  Read more here.  
  • Triller, the short-form video app, has struck a licensing agreement with the National Music Publishers’ Association, which represents most American music publishers. The deal will see the platform compensating the songwriters and publishers covered by NMPA when their songs are used in videos on the platform  Read more here.  
  • The Price Of A Hit Song: Record labels are under fire to update contracts with songwriters or lose them.  Read more here.  
  • NFTS For Copyrights: Why non-fungible tokens could transform who gets paid from music rights, and how.  Read more here and here.  
  • Music Biz on the Rebound: Assessing the state of the industry for concerts, songwriters, publishing, music discovery and the Latin explosion in this Variety article.  
  • Composers Jon Batiste and Sharon Farber have been newly elected to the Board of Directors of ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, it was announced by ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams. They will each serve a two-year term beginning April 1st, 2021.  Read more here.  
  • BMI announced the appointments of Alfred C. Liggins, III, Chief Executive Officer of Urban One, Inc. (formerly known as Radio One) & Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TV One, LLC and Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for NBCUniversal, to the BMI Board of Directors. Both Liggins’ and Robinson’s terms began April 1, 2021.  Read more here
  • SESAC is proud to congratulate its affiliated artists who received accolades from the 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards, held Sunday, March 14, outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, California. Burna Boy received his first career win in the Best Global Music Album category for his album Twice As Tall, songwriter-artist PJ Morton took home his third trophy for Best Gospel Album with Gospel According to PJ, and Robert Glasper and Snarky Puppy were both awarded their fourth trophies – Best R&B Song “Better Than I Imagined” and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Live At The Royal Albert Hall, respectively.  
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