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SESAC Affiliate Cassandra Wilson Performs at Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

SESAC Latina Celebrates Top Honorees at 2017 Award Ceremony

SESAC Honors Music Composers and Publishers at Annual Event

Margo Price Garners Americana Honors & Awards Nomination

A&R Worldwide Names SESAC PRO of the Year


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


News: BMI Welcomes Hit Singer-Songwriter Aaron Gil

News: BMI Brings Bold, New Talent to Lollapalooza 2017

Events: LA Film Fest: Los Angeles

News: BMI Honors Christian Music’s Best at 2017 BMI Christian Awards in Nashville

Events: BMI Christian Music Awards - Nashville

Digital Music News

Why I Quit Working at Apple Music

Prodigy Died of ‘Accidental Asphyxiation,’ Autopsy to Show

Here’s the Complete Collection of Future Emojis

Tesla Wants to Build Its Own Version of Spotify

BTS Faces Brand-New Plagiarism Charges on ‘Bon Voyage’

Billboard Biz

Prodigy to Be Honored by Havoc & Lil Kim at 2017 BET Awards: Report

U2 Pays Tribute to Leonard Cohen in Toronto: 'We Could All Be So Lucky to Live a Life Like That'

Lady Gaga on Gay Pride: It's a Time to Shine Light on Equality

DJ Khaled, Jhene Aiko & More Perform at Second Night of 2017 BET Experience Concerts

The World Finally Gets a Glimpse of H.E.R. During 2017 BET Experience

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 671

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 670

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 669

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 668

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 669


June 4, 2017

June News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the LA Chapter's panel regarding Curating & Licensing Music for Promos, 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.
  • The AIMP is looking forward to seeing you all at our first ever Indie Music Publishing Summit taking place on June 13, 2017 in New York.  While registration has now expired as we are at capacity, if you would like to be added to our standby list in the event of cancellations, please email julia@aimp.org.  
  • All attendees of The Indie Music Publishing Summit and AIMP members are invited to NYC3's mixer and showcase presented in association with AIMP NYC the evening of June 12 in NY. For more info and to register click here.  
  • Leadership Music announces its 2018 class.  Among the list you'll see our very own Trina Smith/Me Gusta Music (Nashville Chapter Administrative Director) as well as other supporters of the AIMP.  
  • Concord Bicycle Music has announced the acquisition of global independent music publishing and theatrical rights company Imagem Music Group.  This landmark agreement includes Imagem Music, Rodgers & Hammerstain and Boosey & Hawkes.  Read more here.  
  • ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards - Notorious B.I.G. will be honored posthumously with the esteemed ASCAP Founders Award on June 22nd.  Read more here.  
  • BMI mourns the loss of rock legend Gregg Allman.  Read more here.
  • SESAC honors music composers and publishers at its annual event. Read more here.  
  • Sgt. Pepper turns 50.  Read more here from producer Giles Martin on reviving The  Beatles classic.  
  • SACEM is to handle global online administration of Warner/Chappell repertoire with Deezer, Qobuz and YouTube. Read more here.   
  • Spotify settles a $200 million class-action lawsuit against songwriters.  Read more here and here.  
  • Follow Us - And don't forget to follow the AIMP on Twitter, like us on Facebook and join us on LinkedIn.

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