Music Publishing News Roundup: ASCAP Expo, BMI Awards, New Leadership at ASCAP
The 2015 “I Create Music” ASCAP EXPO took place a few weeks ago with many industry professionals talking in several informative panels over the course of three days. Not only did ASCAP as a team participate but great songwriters and artists from all around came together to be at this event and discuss many topics as well as connect as creative professionals that want good things for the music industry as a whole. Read more about details of event and all that took place.
BMI’s annual Pop awards took place on May 12th in Beverly Hills, California. This was a great year for BMI songwriters as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, and Avicci were among the songwriter of the year winners. Not mention, John Legend claiming the song of the year award with his composition of “All of Me.” Pink also took the spotlight by being honored at the Award ceremony as well.
ASCAP now has a new Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective May 12th, 2015 by the name of Clara Kim. Ms. Kim will be overseeing legal and business affairs internally and externally is thrilled to be a part of mission-driven organization such as ASCAP. Prior to joining the ASCAP executive team, Ms. Kim worked for the National Geographic Channels within legal and business affairs as well. Beth Matthews is thrilled to have Clara Kim join the ASCAP team.