The Association of Independent Music Publishers has announced the first set of speakers for its AIMP Global Music Publishing Summit, taking place online June 7-9, 2021.
The Summit will be headlined by keynotes from songwriter, producer, and Big Loud founder Craig Wiseman in conversation with musician, publisher, and ASCAP Executive Vice President of Membership John Titta on June 7, and Gadi Oron, Director General of CISAC, will speak on June 9.
In addition, two powerhouse panels will bring together the heads of publishing and music rights organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The “U.S. Alliance” panel will include David Israelite, President and CEO, NMPA; Mitch Glazer, Chairman and CEO, RIAA; Richard Burgess, CEO, A2IM; Bart Herbison, Executive Director of NSAI; Michael Lau; and moderator Portia Sabin, President, Music Biz.
The International Alliance panel will include Margaret McGuffin, CEO, Music Publishers Canada; Annette Barrett, President/Chair of the Board, IMPF; Will Kreth, EIDR/DDEX; and Teri Nelson Carpenter; moderated by Ger Hatton, Principal, Hatton.eu.
The perennial Indie Perspective panel will also return this year with Mike Molinar, General Manager, Big Machine Music; Kathy Spanberger, COO, peermusic; Jim Selby, Chief Publishing Executive, Concord Music; Neil Gillis, President, Round Hill Music; and John Ozier, AIMP National Chair and President of the AIMP Nashville Chapter/Reservoir. More speakers and panels will be announced in the coming weeks.
The event will span three days, kicking off with Creator Day on June 7, followed by Business of Publishing on June 8, and wrapping with International Day on June 9.
Registration for the 2021 AIMP Global Music Publishing Summit is open at aimpsummit.com, with a rate of $139 for AIMP members and $199 for non-members, and single day passes available for $79 per day.