The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)’s Executive Committee has unanimously elected Michael Lau as National Chair for 2023-2024. Lau, the owner of independent music publishing companies Imachew Music and Middle Foot Music, was also re-elected to a second two-year term as President of the AIMP New York Chapter.
As National Chair, Lau will work with the Executive Committee to lead the coordination of efforts between all four Chapters—Atlanta, Los Angeles, Nashville and New York—to help ensure the organization stays true to its mission. He will provide guidance on the planning and execution of educational events and coordinate outreach to bolster the independent music publishing community.
“It is a tremendous honor to serve as AIMP National Chair, and I would like to thank the Executive Committee for putting their trust in me,” shares Lau. “As the music industry continues to evolve, it is our duty to educate the independent music publishing community on how new trends, legislation and technology will affect them, as well as advocate for their interests. I look forward to carrying that mission forward in the massive footsteps of previous National Chairs John Ozier and Teri Nelson Carpenter.”
In addition to his work with the AIMP, Lau is a member of the Operations Committee of The MLC. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Jammber and MyPart Inc., is an Advisor and Mentor for the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program’s Entrepreneurship course, and is an Alumni Mentor at Berklee College of Music.
The AIMP Executive Committee, which consists of each regional Chapter’s President and Vice President, meets monthly to discuss national initiatives and coordinate regional activities. In addition to Lau, the 2023-2024 Committee consists of Atlanta Chapter President Tony D. Alexander (Made in Memphis Entertainment), Atlanta Chapter Vice President Crystal Morris (Digital Royalty Distribution), Los Angeles Chapter President Marc Caruso (Angry Mob Music), Los Angeles Chapter Vice President Frank Handy (Position Music), Nashville Chapter President Ree Guyer (Wrensong), Nashville Chapter Vice President Duff Berschback (Concord Music Publishing) and New York Chapter Vice President Debbie Rose (Sundae Songs, LLC).
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