AIMP Announces Initial Agenda for Second Annual Indie Music Publishing Summit

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) Indie Music Publishing Summit, which will take place in New York City on Tuesday, June 12, has announced its first slate of featured speakers and panels. Featured speakers include a keynote conversation with John Josephson, Chairman/CEO of SESAC, and the slate of panels will cover topics ranging from the current state of the industry and music supervision from both U.S. and international perspectives to New Revenue Opportunities for Independent Music Publishers, Digital Tools of the Trade, an update on international news from CISAC, and more.

Registration for the event is now open with full-priced tickets at $429, increasing to $529 after May 4, which includes a one-year Professional membership in the organization. Current Premier Professional and Professional members receive a 30% and 20% discount, respectively, off the non-member price; codes are available in the member section of, and discounts are also available for members of the event’s promotional partners.

Confirmed AIMP Indie Music Publishing Summit Panel Agenda (more speakers to be added):
AIMP leadership kickoff address:
Alisa Coleman – AIMP NY Executive Director (ABKCO Music)
Michael Eames – AIMP President, Los Angeles (PEN Music Group)
John Ozier– AIMP Nashville Executive Director (ole)

CISAC Cross Industry Projects Update:
Teri Nelson Carpenter, President & CEO of Reel Muzik Werks, LLC and Vice President of AIMP

Digital Tools of the Trade:
John Raso, SVP of Client Services at HFA

International State of the Industry:
Teresa Alfonso, CEO of Teddysound, President of the Spanish Association of Music Publishers, and Executive Board at IMPF (Spain)
Ger Hatton, EU Specialist and IMPF Secretary General (Europe)
Jennifer Mitchell, CEO of Red Brick Songs and member of the CMPA Board of Directors (Canada)
Mary Megan Peer, Deputy CEO and President of Asia Pacific & Strategic Markets at peermusic (Asia)
Chris Butler, Group Head of Publishing & Rights at The Music Sales Group and President of ICMP Board of Directors (UK) (moderator)

Music Supervision Abroad:
How to navigate blanket licensing, multi-territorial licenses, and getting your music into commercials, TV shows, and films from overseas.
Nicky Bignell, BBC
Catherine Grimes, BBC

New Revenue Models for Songwriters and Music Publishers:
Chantal Epp, Clicknclear
Mark Greenburg, Tresona
Deborah Evans, Tracklib

U.S. Music Supervisors panel:
Ricki Askin, Vice
Megan Currier, Search Party

U.S. State of the Industry:
Michelle Lewis, Songwriter & Co-Founder of SONA
MaryJo Mennella, CEO of MNM and Pulse
Alison Smith, EVP of Broadcast Music Inc.
Kelli Turner, EVP, Operations, Corporate Development and CFO, SESAC
Amelia Wang Binder, Vice President, Industry & Government Affairs, NMPA
Teri Nelson Carpenter, President & CEO of Reel Muzik Werks, LLC and Vice President of AIMP (moderator)


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