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SESAC

SESAC Affiliates Garner Nominations for 2016 CMA Awards

SESAC Signs REO Speedwagon’s Kevin Cronin

SESAC’s Josh Hoge Feted At No.1 Party for “Think Of You”

SESAC Affiliates Sweep Dove Awards Nominations

Scottish Songwriter/Producer/Musician Brings His Magic to Nashville

ASCAP

2017 ASCAP EXPO Pre-Sale: September 13th and 14th

12th ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Slated for April 13 to 15, 2017 in Los Angeles

The Gibson Foundation Provides a Grant to The ASCAP Foundation to Support Our Summer Guitar Project at the Fresh Air Fund Camps

2017 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Slated for April 13 - 15 at Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles

BMI

News: Rising Through the Ranks Celebrates its 9th Year With a Performance by Cam

Events: MTV VMAs: New York

Events: BMI Summer Nights: Pasadena, CA

News: Award-Winning BMI Composer Jeff Beal Talks About His Emmy-Nominated Music for Jesse Stone

News: BMI Celebrates Country Star Dustin Lynch and The Writers of ‘Mind Reader’

Digital Music News

A Crash Course on Mechanical Royalties – Part 3: The Flow of Licenses and Royalties

What’s the Difference Between Borrowing and Stealing? It’s a ‘Blurred Line’…

Apple Music Gets Dissed by Britney Spears. Spotify Says Thank You…

212 Artists Sign Court Document In Favor Of Williams and Thicke’s Blurred Lines Appeal: We Break Down Their Argument

Sonos Is Slowing Getting Eaten by Amazon…

Billboard Biz

Here's How You Can Get Britney Spears' MTV VMAs Makeup Look

Kanye West Video Star Teyana Taylor Boards VH1's 'The Breaks,' 'Hip Hop Squares'

Ayo Jay Dedicates 'Your Number' Video to the Ladies: Watch

Kiefer Sutherland Makes Chart Debut With New Country Album

Mary J. Blige to Appear on 'How To Get Away With Murder'

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 632

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 631

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 630

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 629

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 628

AIMP NEWS

August 4, 2016

August News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA July panel on Trailer Music, 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
  • AIMP - issues a statement regarding the DoJ decision.  
  • NMPA CEO David Israelite -  "The DoJ decision is a disastrous blow to songwriters."  Read the full press release here.  
  • ASCAP & BMI - Announce plans for a bilateral fight against the Dept. of Justice decision.  Read more here
  • SESAC Holdings & SUISA - Launch Mint Digital Licensing.  Read more here
  • US Music Publishers - Are at odds with Sony Music over rates proceedings.  Read more here.   
  • WIPO - Sylvie Forbin is named Deputy Director General for the Copyright and Creative Industries Sector. Read more here.  
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - Announced its new board of governors for 2016-17, which includes director Steven Spielberg and composer Laura Karpman.  Read the full list here.  
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