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AIMP Celebrates the Holidays at the BMI Los Angeles Office

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From News, posted 1.20.15. The Association of Independent Music Publishers Los Angeles chapter (AIMP LA) hosted its annual holiday mixer, awards show and benefit event at BMI’s Los Angeles office on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Guests enjoyed a delicious holiday buffet from Kensington Caterers while spirits were graciously provided by REEL MUZIK WERKS. Festive holiday… Read more...


BMI Executives Address AIMP Event Attendees During BMI Panel

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From News, posted 9.29.14. BMI executives addressed attendees at a luncheon hosted by the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Lawry’s Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, California. Mike O’Neill, President and CEO, was joined by several members of the BMI executive team, including Alison Smith, SVP, Distribution and Administration… Read more...


BMI Cheers Supreme Court Ruling on Grokster

From News, posted 6.26.05. The following is a statement by BMI President and CEO Del Bryant regarding the Supreme Court decision in MGM vs. Grokster: "The Supreme Court's unanimous decision today is good news indeed for the creative community whose work has been blatantly infringed by illegal file-sharing networks. BMI, acting on behalf of its… Read more...


AIMP Honors Frances Preston With Indie Award

From News, posted 12.02.04. BMI President Emeritus Frances Preston was honored on November 30 by the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) during the New York Chapter's annual holiday party. Preston received the organization's Indie Award in recognition of her dedication and service to music publishers and copyright holders… Read more...


Cecil Walker Elected Chairman of BMI Board

From News, posted 10.17.04. Cecil L. Walker of Atlanta, GA, the former President & CEO of Gannett Broadcasting, has been elected Chairman of the BMI Board of Directors, it was announced today. He joined the board in 1998 and previously served as Vice Chairman. Recently named BMI President & CEO… Read more...


Tips to Help Restaurants and Bars Save Money on Music Licensing

From News, posted 9.07.04. Restaurants and bars that depend on music to entertain customers can save money on music licensing fees by following simple tips provided by BMI, a non-profit-making company representing 300,000 songwriters and music publishers. BMI grants businesses legal permission in the form of a music license to play copyrighted music. While… Read more...


BMI Foundation Founder Theodora Zavin Dies at 82

From News, posted 6.21.04. BMI and the BMI Foundation mourn the passing of Theodora Zavin, one of the music industry's most respected copyright attorneys, who served as a senior executive at BMI. Zavin died Monday (June 21) at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after a brief illness. She was 82.… Read more...


BMI Helping Artists Recover Unclaimed Royalties

From News, posted 5.04.04. In a press conference held on May 4, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced that a deal had been reached with top record companies to return nearly $50 million in unclaimed royalties to thousands of artists and performers. The settlement is the result of a… Read more...


‘Free’ Music May Have Strings Attached

From News, posted 4.26.04. The proprietors of many nightclubs, bars, restaurants and retail shops often accept "free" or "promotional" CDs from record companies and artists who hope to find a wider audience for their music among customers of the establishment. Problems can arise when business owners discover they may not have the permission of songwriters… Read more...


National Music Council Issues a ‘Call to Action’

From News, posted 2.25.04. Dr. David Sanders, Director of the National Music Council (NMC), has issued a "Call to Action" to the NMC's constituency over the threat presented by illegal file-sharing on the Internet. The full text of his appeal appears below: A CALL TO ACTION FROM THE NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL… Read more...


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