The Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP
) presented a panel on September 25 entitled "Playing The Studio Music Game: The Power Players You Need To Know " at the Bel Age Hotel. Topics discussed included the impact of technology, globalization, corporate mergers, creative initiatives, new business models and the opportunities and risks that we face in the years ahead (including those generated by new media/new technologies). Moderators included AIMP Board Members Michael Crepezzi from BMI and Cathy Merenda from Fox Music Publishing.
Shown from left to right are BMI's Michael Crepezzi, panel moderator and AIMP Board Member; Robert Kraft, President, Fox Music, Inc.; David Helfant, Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Paramount; Susan Borgeson, Senior Vice President, Disney Music Publishing; Harry Garfield, Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Music, Universal Pictures; moderator Cathy Merenda, Senior Director, Fox Music Publishing and AIMP board member; and Steve Lowy, attorney, Isaacman, Kaufman & Painter and AIMP President.