The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) has announced the line-up for its Global Music Publishing Summit Webinar.
The virtual event will be held on June 9 at 12:30pm ET / 11:30am CT / 9:30am PT.
The webinar will begin with a keynote speech from Andrea C. Martin, chief executive of PRS for Music.
Andrea will be discussing her first year at PRS, the state of the collective management industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond and the impact on PRS member songwriters, composers and publishers.
Martin’s keynote will be followed by the panel ‘Mechanicals in the 21st Century: Overcoming Metadata and Distribution Challenges,’ sponsored by The MLC.
Moderator Robert Levine of Billboard will discuss the unique issues around international mechanical royalty payments with panelists from collecting societies around the world, including Kris Ahrend of The MLC (U.S.), Gaetano Blandini of SIAE (Italy), Paul Clements of MCPS (U.K.), Richard Mallet of AMCOS (Australasia), Caroline Champarnaud of SACEM (France), and Paul Shaver of CMRRA (Canada).
Alisa Coleman, president, AIMP New York chapter, said: ‘The AIMP Global Music Publishing Summit Webinar will be an invaluable source of information for those looking to take a deep dive into global licensing.
'With the launch of The MLC in the U.S., the advance toward Brexit in the U.K., the expansion of multi-territorial digital licensing into Asia, and the global Coronavirus lockdown, it is imperative that music publishers, songwriters, and affiliated industries in the music community learn how to prepare themselves and their companies so that royalties are not impacted.'
Thursday 11 June, the AIMP will host an up-close and personal interview with Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller, conducted by Rolling Stone writer David Fricke, at 5:30pm ET/2:30pm PT.