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SESAC’s Nicky Jam Wins Big at 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Songwriters Honored at the 2016 SESAC Pop Awards

SESAC at GRAMMYs on the Hill 2016

SESAC Signs Hit Songwriter Steve Bogard

SESAC Announces Signing of Michael Tyler


ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO: Day 2

ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO: Day 3

On the Come Up Series: April Edition Re Lxuise

ASCAP EXPO Changes Since the Printing of the Program Book

Attendees Selected for Feedback Panels, Live Performance and iStandard Showcase


News: BMI Congratulates its Winners of the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards

News: BMI Songwriters Gamble & Huff to be Honored as Legends by NMAAM

News: BMI Congratulates its 2016 Drama Desk Nominees

News: Film Music is Alive and Playing Thanks to David Newman

Events: Billboard Latin Music Conference and Awards: Miami, FL

Digital Music News

Turns Out Millennials Have Amazing Musical Attention Spans

Lawyer Fighting Led Zeppelin Cited for “Flagrantly Unprofessional and Offensive” Behavior

YouTube Says Just 2.5% Of Its Traffic Is Music-Related

‘Happy Birthday’ Attorneys Ask For $4.84 Million

Youtube Makes Changes To Its Heavily-Criticized Content ID System

Billboard Biz

Sports Anchor Allegedly Loses Job Due to Prince Lyrics

Helen Mirren Pays Tribute to Prince at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Krewella Returns With 'Beggars' Video: Watch

'Lemonade' Backup Singer Ruby Amanfu Talks Beyonce, Jack White and Racism

Duets Connect: Billboard Latin Music Awards Reaches 5.5 Million Total Viewers

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 623

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 622

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 621

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 620

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 619


April 2, 2016

April News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels.  If you missed the NY March panel on The Rise Of Music Streaming, or the LA March panel on Music Licensing In A Digital World, members can view it, and all archived panels from all 3 chapters here. Select 'HD' for the best viewing quality!  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.
  • Sony Corp. has agreed to buy out the Michael Jackson Estate's 50 percent interest in Sony/ATV, giving it complete control of the music publishing company.  Read more here.  
  • Spotify and publishing group reach a $30 million settlement agreement over unpaid royalties.  Read more here.  
  • David Israelite/NMPA - "Regulations are killing the songwriting stars."  Read the full post here.  
  • SoundCloud's next move will change the streaming game (again). Read more here.  
  • The Copyright Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of 2 new at-large members to its Board of Directors, including Pat Collins, representing SESAC, who will serve on the board until December, 2016. 
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