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Want to Know How to Monetize Your Beats?

It is often said that the game is to be sold and not told. Well, ASCAP put together a virtual panel of industry professionals to drop a few jewels about producers monetizing their beats.

Dynamic Music Acquired by BMG Production Music

BMG Production Music (BMGPM) – the world’s fastest-growing production music company, servicing the film, broadcast, games and advertising industries – today announces its acquisition of award-winning production music company Dynamic Music, bringing the label and contributing producers under its umbrella.The deal marks an evolution of the relationship between the two entities following their global sub-publishing agreement commencing in

Dubset Merges Efforts with HFA’s Rumblefish, Unlocks Royalties for DJ Mixes and Remixes

Dubset Media, a company bringing transparency, control, and DJ mix royalties to music rightsholders, announced today its strategic relationship with HFA's Rumblefish, the best-in-class music licensing and administration company, that will, for the first time, enable the registration and tracking of mechanical royalties for DJ mixes and remixes.The arrangement enables a turnkey royalty payment system between the music publishers that

BMI Founders Award Deadline Extended for Broadcasting Students Nationwide

BMI Founders Award Deadline Extended to April 1 for Broadcasting Students NationwideNEW YORK, NY ― February 13, 2018 ― The BMI Foundation has extended the application deadline for the BMI Founders Award for Radio Broadcasting scholarship competition through April 1, 2018.

BMI Names Randall McMillan Vice President, Business Affairs, Creative & Licensing

BMI Names Randall McMillan Vice President, Business Affairs, Creative & LicensingBroadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is pleased to announce that Randall McMillan has been named to the newly created position of Vice President, Business Affairs, Creative & Licensing, effective immediately.

13th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Slated For May 7 – 9, 2018 At Loews Hollywood Hotel In Los Angeles

13th Annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO Slated For May 7 - 9, 2018 At Loews Hollywood Hotel In Los Angeles [caption id="attachment_182838" align="alignnone" width="600"]radiofacts.com ASCAP Logo (PRNewsfoto/ASCAP)[/caption] ASCAP, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that its 13th annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO will take place May 7 - 9, 2018 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The United States' largest conference for songwriters, composers, artists and producers, ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO offers a rare opportunity for aspiring music creators to learn from and collaborate with some of the most successful and creative people in the music industry. "When we started the ASCAP EXPO, the vision was always to create a sense of community and offer songwriters a chance to network and hear from their peers and idols. One our EXPO high points was the presentation last year of the inaugural ASCAP "Key of Life" Award to Stevie Wonder and the chance to hear him perform and talk about his life and music," said ASCAP Executive Vice President/ Chief Marketing Officer Lauren Iossa. "That was an incredible moment, and every year EXPO attendees have one-of-a-kind opportunities like this to be inspired to take the next step in their careers." Other highlights included thrilling performances at ASCAP's Annual Membership Meeting from Grammy and ASCAP Award-winning singer-songwriter Michael McDonald and chart-topping country music songwriter Ashley Gorley. During the three-day event, attendees also heard from other top songwriters such as Dave Bassett (Elle King, "Ex's & Oh's"), Poo Bear (Justin Bieber, Usher, Chris Brown), Bibi Bourelly (Rihanna), James Fauntleroy (Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars), J.T. Harding (Kenny Chesney, "Bar at the End of the World," "Somewhere with You" Keith Urban), Matt Jenkins (Kenny Chesney, Pink, Old Dominion), Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo, "Want to Want Me"), Malik Yusef (Beyoncé, Kanye West) and more. Weighty topics were also covered, such as the urgent need for music licensing reform with two members of Congress, Rep. Karen Bass of California (D) and Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia (R ), ASCAP President Paul Williams and songwriter Priscilla Renea (Fifth Harmony, Selena Gomez); and the growing concern about proper credit for songwriters with Songwriters Hall of Fame member Desmond Child, songwriter Aloe Blacc and composer Alex Shapiro. Every year, ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO participants attend creative and business-focused panels, workshops, master classes, keynotes, one-on-one sessions, networking events, state-of-the-art technology demonstrations, and performances. The ASCAP EXPO provides music creators with an unforgettable and authentic experience – real knowledge, tools, connections and a community of support and guidance they can't find anywhere else. Since its inception, the event has brought together some of music's biggest talents and most successful industry players. Previous keynote speakers include Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, John Mayer, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Quincy Jones, Ludacris, Carly Simon, Sara Bareilles, Lindsey Buckingham, Randy Newman, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart), Diplo, Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Jeff Lynne. For at peek at the experience, check out a short ASCAP EXPO video at https://youtu.be/hvqOllpspwM, visit https://www.ascap.com/expo, follow EXPO on Facebook or at @ASCAPEXPO on Twitter and Instagram. Registration for the 2018 event will be announced at a later date. ASCAP also makes videos of the 2017 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO panels available to previous attendees for free. Non-attendees can purchase access for $99. For more information visit: https://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/expo/2017/videoaccess.

Comedy Dynamics to Release Nick Cannon’s New Comedy Album’Stand Up, Don’t Shoot’ on July 28, 2017

Comedy Dynamics announced today it will release Nick Cannon's latest comedy album Stand Up, Don't Shoot on all digital audio retailers on July 28, 2017.Superstar entertainer Nick Cannon doesn't hold back in his new comedy album, discussing everything from the Black Lives Matter movement to his own divorce. Nick wonders what President Barack Obama might have left behind in the White House, describes why he'll never go to SeaWorld and talks about what happened when he was surrounded by kangaroos while vacationing in Australia. The s

SoundExchange Acquires Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA)

SoundExchange today announced that it has acquired the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), a music licensing collective representing the vast majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada on behalf of music publishers.

NAB Statement on Performance Royalty Legislation

In response to the introduction by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, which would force broadcast radio stations to pay a performance royalty for musical airplay, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:“NAB respectfully opposes the legislation reintroduced by Rep.

Netflix Signs Exclusive Music Publishing Deal With Bmg

BMG announced it has signed an exclusive agreement with Netflix Inc., the world's leading internet television network, to manage and administer Netflix’s music publishing rights outside the U.S.Netflix has over 93 million subscribers in more than 190 countries who use the Netflix service to view more than 125 million hours of TV shows, movies and other content each day.The agreement


ASCAP AND THE RADIO MUSIC LICENSE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCE NEW AGREEMENTThe Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) today announced a new five-year agreement through 2021 that sets the rates payable by over 10,000 of America's commercial terrestrial radio stations to publicly perform more than 10.5 million musical works


NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 48TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS  90-Minute Live Red Carpet Pre-Show and Two-Hour Live TV Special to air Saturday, February 11, 2017 on TV ONE Hosted by Anthony Anderson  Entertainer of the Year Voting Opens; LeBron James to Receive NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award Beyoncé Leads with 7 Nominations; Followed by Solange Knowles with 5 Nominations; Chance

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