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SESAC Signs Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Green Day

SESAC’s John Josephson's Interview with Songwriter Universe

SESAC’s Sam Tinnesz Signs with Daywind Publishing

SESAC on Madden NFL 16 Video Game

SESAC Signs Kesha, Shawn Stockman, & Thin Lizzy/Phil Lynott Catalog


The ASCAP Daily Brief for Aug. 27, 2015

The ASCAP Daily Brief for Aug. 26, 2015

On the Come Up Series August Edition Jonathan McReynolds

Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

The ASCAP Daily Brief for Aug. 24, 2015


News: Nile Rodgers Honored as BMI Icon at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

Events: BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards: Los Angeles

News: BMI Showcases New Affiliates Striking Matches at Beasley Broadcast Group Awards Dinner

Events: BMI Pick of the Month: Los Angeles

Video: Nile Rodgers: A Conversation with BMI Icon Nile Rodgers

Digital Music News

The Short, Troubled History of Apple Music

The Top 90 Songs of 1990

SFX Entertainment Is Trading Below $1, Suffering Multiple Downgrades, In Debt, and Running Out of Cash

It’s Your Copyright. Don’t Apologize for Defending It.

PRS for Music Files Legal Paperwork Against SoundCloud

Billboard Biz

Miley Cyrus Posts Naked Selfie Before the VMAs, Billy Ray Cyrus Shares Old Family Photos

Bill Clinton, Ledisi, Rebirth Brass Band & John Boutte Commemorate New Orleans' Recovery at Katrina 10 Power of Community Event

Disturbed Scores Fifth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Pretenders Singer Chrissie Hynde Under Fire for Saying Rape Victims Should 'Take Responsibility'

Epic President Talks New Ozzy Osbourne Album, Big Boi Dishes on Phantogram Collab at L.A.'s Epic Fest

US Copyright Office

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth Appointed General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights

Copyright Matters Program to Take Place July 29, 2013: Copyright Conversations with the United Kingdom

Save the Date: Copyright Matters Program on Monday, July 29, 2013


August 1, 2015

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, DISNEY: The Story Of A Soundtrack, members can view the full panel, as well as all other 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.
  • Pandora/BMI - A Federal Judge Strikes Down Pandora's Request To Lower Its BMI Royalty Rate.  Read more here.  
  • Music Publishing's Metadata Problem - read more here.  
  • Who Wants To Regulate Publishers?  Read David Israelite's response here.  
  • RMLC Voluntarily Withdraws Its Antitrust Lawsuit Against SESAC - read the full article here.    
  • 'Happy Birthday' Lawsuit - Judge Wants to Know If Copyright Was Abandoned.  Read the full article here.  
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