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BMI and AIMP Go ‘Mainstream’

Posted in News on July 25, 2006
The Los Angeles chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) held a panel and luncheon featuring BMI's Director of Writer/Publisher Relations, Malik Levy, moderating an insightful conversation with some of hip-hop's top executives, including Rico Wade, Writer/Producer, Organized Noize (Atlanta); Maani Edwards, Sr. Director of Creative, Universal Music Publishing; Eric Dawkins, Writer/Producer, (formerly with The Underdogs); Valerie Patton, VP of Creative, Chrysalis Music Publishing; and LaRonda Sutton, Sr. VP of Music Dev. & Production, Sly as a Fox Music. The panel, entitled "R&B/Hip-Hop Revolution," included discussions on hip-hop's impact on today's mainstream music and the future of the industry.

Shown after the panel are (l to r): Malik Levy, Valerie Patton, Eric Dawkins, LaRonda Sutton, Rico Wade and Maani Edwards. Photo by Sophia Chang

The AIMP serves the independent music publishing community by providing continuing professional education and opportunities to cultivate professional relationships in a collegial environment. 

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