July 2017 Newsletter

AIMP Events

July 19

Music Publishing Contracts 101 / Part 1

New York, NY

July 20

Fall TV Preview

Beverly Hills, CA

August 16

Music Publishing Royalties 101 / Part 2

New York, NY

Other Events

July 6-8

Independent Gospel Artists Alliance Conference

Chesapeake, VA

July 11-13

Ticket Summit

Las Vegas, NV

July 12-15

Latin Alternative Music Conference

New York, NY

July 13

Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement

Los Angeles, CA

July 13

Polaris Music Prize Short List Announcement

Ottawa, Canada

July 13-15

Summer NAMM

Nashville, TN

July 15

NARIP Music Biz Brunch

Los Angeles, CA

July 19-23

Comic-Con International

San Diego, CA

July 21

SXSW 2018 Panelpicker deadline

July 25

Rights Tech Summit

New York, NY

July 27

Mercury Prize ‘Albums of the Year’ Shortlist Announcement

London, UK

August 1

SXSW 2018 registration opens

August 7-10


Nashville, TN

August 9-12

FMQB Triple A Conference

Boulder, CO

August 14-17

DJ Expo

Atlantic City, NJ

August 23

ACM Honors Ceremony

Nashville, TN

August 23-26

Cutting Edge CE Conference

New Orleans, LA

August 25-27

CD Baby’s DIY Musician Conference 2017

Nashville, TN

August 27

MTV Video Music Awards

New York, NY

Contracts/Royalties 101 Events in NYC, Fall TV Preview in Los Angeles

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the AIMP is slowing down! In fact, we’ll be giving AIMP NY members a crash course in music publishing contracts and royalties this July and August.

We’ll kick things off with “Music Publishing Contracts 101 / Part 1,” which will be held July 19 at the Downtown Music Publishing offices in New York City. The event will feature moderator Andrew Bergman of Downtown Music Publishing with panelists Joyce Dollinger, Esq., an AIMP NY Board Member, and Bea Koramblyum of Downtown Music Publishing. They will provide an introduction on music copyrights, highlight differences in various types of music publishing contracts, and review the main rights and obligations in a co-publishing agreement. For more information or to register for the event, click here“Music Publishing Royalties 101 / Part 2” will follow on August 16. Stay tuned for more details!

Meanwhile, AIMP’s Los Angeles Chapter will be providing the organization’s first-ever “Fall TV Preview” on July 20 at Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, CA. The event will feature clips and sizzle reels from upcoming Fall TV shows to give attendees a feel for subject and tone. Eric Polin of Universal Pictures will also moderate a panel featuring Alicen Schneider of NBCUniversal Television and others to be announced shortly, who will discuss their music needs and challenges so attendees can begin assembling songs that might be useful to them. For more information or to register for the event, click here.

Inaugural AIMP Indie Music Publishing Summit Held June 13 in New York City

The first-ever AIMP Indie Music Publishing Summit on June 13 turned out to be a huge success, with members packing The Princeton Club of New York. The event was headlined by a keynote interview with GRAMMY Award-winning record producer, songwriter, musician, and record label owner Benny Blanco (pictured left) conducted by Andrew Bergman of Downtown Music Publishing (pictured right). Blanco discussed how he broke into the industry as a teen with relentless phone calls and revealed stories behind massive tracks like Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” for which Sia wrote lyrics in 13 minutes while waiting for an Uber. For more on the Summit, check out these press recaps from American Songwriter and HITS Daily Double. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 12, 2018, when we’ll be doing it all over again!

AIMP Nashville Hosts Pandora Panel

AIMP’s Nashville Chapter hosted the “Tips for Best Practices with Pandora” panel on June 20 at ASCAP’s Nashville offices. Beville Dunkerly and Rachel Whitney of Pandora were on hand to give updates on Pandora’s platform and explain how artists can maximize their impact on the service. Learn more via press coverage in Music Row.

AIMP Creative Sessions Prize Lunch

Congratulations to Stephen Bolles of !K7 Music, independent singer/songwriter Kristen Buck, DeMiya Williams of BMI, and Rachel LaFranconi of RCA Records, the winners of our March 8 and April 18 Creative Sessions! Attendees were shown a broadcast advertisement and a scene from a TV program, given the same creative brief issued to the music supervisors who worked on them, and tasked with either composing or selecting the right song for the spot. The winners received a lunch with the sessions’ panelists as their prize, which they enjoyed June 9 at PN Wood Fired Pizza in New York City. Head over to HITS Daily Double for more.

AIMP in the News

AIMP LA Board Member and music industry lawyer Erin M. Jacobson explains what to do if you’ve inherited a song catalogue in a piece titled “You’ve Inherited a Song Catalogue, Now What? (What Heirs Need to Know),” which was picked up by HypebotThe Dean’s List, and ASCAP Daily Brief. Read her advice by clicking here.

AIMP NY Executive Director Alisa Coleman of ABKCO Music moderated the “Publishers and Labels Working in Concert” panel at A2IM’s Indie Week 2017. AIMP NY Board Member Phil Cialdella of Atlas Music Publishing also participated in the panel along with Vic Zaraya of Razor & Tie, Stephanie Alexa of ATO, and Taylor Childress of Curb Records. Learn more by clicking here.

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