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AIMP HOLDS A "POST-PANDEMIC" PANEL
4/12/21

The AIMP L.A. Chapter continues its webinar series with the latest virtual event, Scoring in a Post-Pandemic World.

Taking place on Thursday (4/15) at 2:30pm PT/5:30pm PT, the online event will discuss the challenges of writing music for film, TV and streaming services in the wake of COVID-19, as well as where scoring is headed as studios begin to ramp up production into 2022. 

The discussion will be moderated by ASCAP’s AVP of Film & TV Music/Visual Media, Mike Todd, who’s also an L.A. Chapter board member, and includes panelists like Music Production Supervisor Celeste Chada as well as composers Gustavo Santaolalla and Wendy & Lisa.

The webinar is free for AIMP members and $5 for non-members, register here.

UMPG INKS CHI CHI
4/11/21

UMPG has inked Nigerian-American songwriter/producer Chidi​ “Chi Chi​Osondu to an exclusive, global publishing deal.

From Jonesboro, Georgia, Chi Chi​ is best known for his “trap ballads,” blending classical notes to Atlanta’s popular trap sound.

His credits include co-creating BRS Kash’s “Throat Baby,” which hit #1 on Urban radio, garnered 29m+Spotify streams RTD and 14m+ YouTube views.

He's also produced hits for Grammy-nominated rapper Lil Baby, such as “Solid,” “Get Money” and “Social Distancing” from My Turn, as well as co-producing “Both Sides” f/Gucci Mane. He’s also collaborated with Rylo Rodriguez on “No Fentanyl/Camera Roll.”

“UMPG is happy to be partnering with rising creator Chi Chi. He is already seeing success with hits like Lil Baby’s “On Me” and we are confident he will become one of the industry’s most sought-after producers,” said UMPG Co-Head A&R, Walter Jones.

"I've been working hard for a while now and have been able to make great strides. I am excited to get started with my new supportive team at UMPG and create history one record at a time,” added Chi Chi.

Raised in a Nigerian household, Chi Chi grew up influenced by afro-beats and blueprint styles created by producers like Wheezy and Southside.

Photo Credit: Take Three

RALEIGH GETS RICH
4/9/21

Denise Rich’s catalog of 122 songs are now in the hands of Raleigh Music Publishing. Their worldwide deal spans Rich’s work from the ‘80s through the ‘00s, song such as “Don’t Waste Your Time” by Aretha Franklin and Mary J Blige, “Candy” by Mandy Moore, and  “Abrazar La Vida” by Luis Fonsi.

“Her songs have become the soundtrack of our times mirroring our hopes and aspirations,” said Peter Raleigh, Raleigh Music Group co-founder and partner. “We’re honored that Denise has entrusted us to represent her diverse catalog of modern standards.”

“These songs remain as relevant today as they were when originally written”, says co-founder Steven Storch.  “We are excited by the opportunity to actively pitch and promote this remarkable catalog and it’s many recognizable songs for upcoming film, TV and brand advertising projects.”