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SESAC Signs Songwriter Jesse Lee Levin

SESAC Congratulates Billboard Music Awards 2016 Winners

SESAC Affiliates Garner Nominations in 28th Annual MusicRow Awards

Pat Collins to be Honored with NMPA Industry Legacy Award

SESAC Hosts Brunch-In-The-Round at 21st Annual Key West Songwriter’s Festival


James Bay, Portishead, Jamie Lawson and more ASCAP Affiliates Take Home Ivor Novello Awards

ASCAP Plus Awards: Apply by July 1

Creators Urge Congress to Reform Music Licensing on ASCAP “Stand With Songwriters” Advocacy Day in DC

2016 ASCAP General Annual Membership Meeting

Brian McKnight, Monica, Desmond Child, MoZella, Brett James, Priscilla Renea, Randy Goodrum and Jennifer Higdon Perform at The ASCAP Foundation "We Write the Songs" Event


Events: International Music Summit: Ibiza, Spain

Events: International Music Summit: Ibiza, Spain

Events: BMI & ALT 983 Present “Eastside Sounds”: Nashville

Events: BMI 101 Workshop: New York

News: BMI Goes to NYU to Talk Music in Advertising – Apply for Workshop by June 3

Digital Music News

Executive Shuffle: Universal Music Group, Columbia Records

Is ‘Sorry’ a Total Rip-off? Justin Bieber and Skrillex Face Millions In Damages…

Google Avoids $9 Billion Oracle Lawsuit With ‘Fair Use’ Excuse

My Band Has 1,000,000 Spotify Streams. Want to See Our Royalties?

Snapchat Raises $1.8B In Funding Round, Predicts $1 Billion In Revenue by 2017

Billboard Biz

Meet David Alfaro, Billboard's Latin Artist on the Rise

New Music Friday: Spotify Editors' Picks

Which Rock Star Will Be First to Own the Submersible Yacht?

$1 Million a Week to Charter a Mega-Yacht? No Big Deal for Music's Biggest Stars

Secrets of a Luxury Yacht Chef: Why Making Meals for A-Listers Mid-Ocean Is No Cakewalk

US Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 628

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 627

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 626

U.S Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 625

U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 624


May 3, 2016

May News
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels. If you missed the LA April panel on Publishing A&R In 2016, 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 Nashville Awards - The Nashville Chapter held their inaugural Awards at the Ryman Auditorium on April 18th.  The Awards honored winners in seven categories representing all aspects of independent music publishing. You can view a list of the winners here.  
  • YouTube Royalty Payments - The artist backlash grows noisier. Read more here
  • Prince's Legal Legacy - Contract fights, copyright battles and changing his name; read more here.  
  • Sony/ATV Deal - Indie publishers add criticism to it.  Read more here.  
  • Featured Member - Meet Mark Spier (scroll down), president and CEO of Memory Lane Music Group.  Mark is also on the board of directors of our NY Chapter.    
  • Congratulations to Jeff Jernigan, an LA Chapter board member and new agent at Kraft- Engel Management, as well as ole's John Ozier who was promoted to Vice President, Nashville Creative. John is also our Nashville Chapter's Executive Director.  
  • Pandora's $2 Billion Payout- Why it leaves a lot to be desired (read more 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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