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SESAC

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

BMI

Events: Royalty Payment

Events: 2021 Tribeca Film Festival: New York

Events: 2021 Tribeca Film Festival: New York

News: BMI Latin Songwriters Earn Multiple Nominations for Premios Juventud

Events: BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Concert: VIRTUAL

Digital Music News

David Guetta Is Selling His Miami Apartment for $14 Million – Bitcoin and Ethereum Accepted

Deezer’s ‘360 Sessions’ Spatial Audio Playlist Kicks Off with Dua Lipa

Spotify Wants to Improve Podcast Discovery with Podz Acquisition

Apple Music Is Expanding Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos Support to India

David Guetta’s Net Worth Estimate Surges Past $150 Million Following WMG Deal

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

AIMP NEWS

June 1, 2021

June 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 "Negotiation Strategies - Getting Results Without Blowing Up The Deal and "The MLC Update", Members can view the videos after logging in, as well as all archives, here.  All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here
  • The AIMP has released the complete agenda for this year’s AIMP Global Music Publishing Summit, which will take place virtually June 7-9 beginning at 11am ET June 7-8 and 10am ET June 9. Sponsored by Exactuals, the fourth edition of the Summit will span three days, kicking off with Creator Day on June 7, followed by Business of Publishing on June 8, and wrapping with International Day on June 9.
  • Forty-six industry leaders from throughout the country, including LA Chapter president Teri Nelson Carpenter, President/CEO, Reel Muzik Werks, have been tapped for Leadership Music’s 32nd class, the Class of 2022, which begins in September. Founded in 1989 by twelve music industry alumni of Leadership Nashville, Leadership Music, a nationwide program based in Nashville, TN, has graduated close to 1,300 leaders.  Read the full press release here.  
  • Are music publishing A&Rs missing out on obvious, hitmaking signings because they lack the same level of digital tools that record labels have access to?  Travis Rosenblatt, founder and inventor of data-powered talent scouting app Meddling, certainly thinks so.  Read more here.  
  • Nashville’s wealth of top Hip-Hop production talent Is hungry for opportunity.  Click here for an article that talks with producers A.B. Eastwood and Jeremy Prince, journalist and author Andrea Williams and more.
  • You might be interested to read LA Chapter board member Abby North's @NorthMusicGroup letter to congress on frozen mechanicals and the Copyright Royalty Board.  
  • The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced its first batch of nominees for the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards - and nine ASCAP members made the shortlist across two music categories.  ASCAP is also thrilled to represent all five nominees in the Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Daytime Program category! And a special shout out to ASCAP Board member Michelle Lewis, whose song "Unsaid Emily" from Julie and the Phantoms earned a Best Original Song nod – her third career nomination.  Read more here.  
  • Throughout the month of June, BMI will proudly honor Black Music Month, a time to recognize the immeasurable influence and incredible impact of Black music on genres across the spectrum. Black songwriters, artists and musicians have created, inspired and nurtured styles such as Gospel, folk, blues, jazz, R&B, rock, country, pop, hip-hop and beyond, paving the way for generations to come. The national observance of Black Music Month was first established by President Jimmy Carter, an avid music fan, in 1979.  Read more here.  
  • Reel Change: The Fund for Diversity in Film Scoring, powered by SESAC and Christophe Beck and administered by New Music USA, announces the first recipients of the grant program. The mission of Reel Change’s five-year grants and mentorship program is to elevate the careers and opportunities of composers of diverse backgrounds who have been marginalized in film composition. The first four grant recipients are composers Sultana Isham, Cali Wang, Emer Kinsella, and Daniel Jimenez Afanador.  Read more here.  
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