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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

News: May’s ‘MusicWorld’ Has Lots of Great Reads

MusicWorld: 5 Tips for Making Your Lyrics Stand Out

News: BMI Composers Virtually Mentor Film Students at UNC School of the Arts

News: Composing for the Screen 2020: Online Film Scoring Mentorship Program – Apply Now!

News: BMI Supports Krakow Film Music Festival Online Performances

Digital Music News

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by DennyA

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by trainor

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by trainor

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by trainor

Comment on Gibson Guitar Faces Imminent Bankruptcy After 116 Years In Business by Dan

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

May 3, 2020

May News
  • We hope you've been enjoying our Weekly Webinar series. Over the past month, we've discussed everything from Covid-19 resources to music in the exercise industry, and we've also hosted a virtual songwriter round! Looking forward, we have another full slate of webinars coming up in May, including a joint event on cover song syncs with the Guild of Music Supervisors and an update on the MLC and Music Modernization Act.
  • View Webcasts of Panels – One of the many benefits of membership is our archive of past panels and webinars, and now could be a great time to catch up, as they go back to 2006!  Members can view all archives, here. All are welcome to view a sampling of video clips here.  
  • The Mechanical Licensing Collective has chosen Nashville as the home base for the organization, with plans to add up to 100 full-time employees, with the majority of those to be based in Nashville.  In January, it was announced the organization would be led by CEO Kris Ahrend.  Read more here.  
  • Here's How The Music Community Can Get Free Coronavirus-Related Legal Services - Three non-profits are banding together to support the industry with issues around financial assistance, contract disputes, insurance coverage and more.  Read more here
  • Insomniac Events, the Los Angeles-based mega-rave production company is taking its flagship event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, to the Internet via a three-day livestream set to launch May 15-17, the weekend EDC was supposed to go down at the Las Vegas Motorspeedway before canceling due to the pandemic. The IRL festival, which draws more than 400,000 fans over three days, has been rescheduled for Oct. 2-4.  Read more here.  
  • ASCAP - Grammy-winning jazz and pop legend Peggy Lee is honored with the creation of a new ASCAP Foundation Songwriting Award.  Read more here.  
  • BMI’s popular social media video series Emoji That Track® has been nominated for Best Social Video in Arts & Entertainment at the 24th Annual Webby Awards. Winners will be announced and honored at an online ceremony on Tuesday, May 19. As a nominee, BMI’s Emoji That Track is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award. From now until May 7, fans from around the globe can help BMI win the internet’s top honor by voting here.  
  • SESAC - 10 questions with Roseanne Cash, Trooko and Danny Lux on coping with quarantine.  
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