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 WHO'S WHO: Partners 


 Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’  

 Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing

 all American music publishers and their songwriting partners.

 Its mission is to protect, promote, and advance the interests

 of music’s  creators. The  NMPA is the voice of both small

 and large music  publishers, and is the leading advocate for

 publishers and their songwriter partners in the nation’s

 capital and in every area where publishers do business.The goal

 of NMPA is to protect its members’ property rights on the

 legislative, litigation, and regulatory fronts. In this vein, the NMPA continues to represent its members in negotiations to shape the future of the music industry by fostering a business environment that furthers both creative and financial success. The NMPA has remained the most active and vocal proponent for the interests of music publishers in the U.S. and throughout the world, a continuing tradition of which the association is very proud.Launched in 2015, the NMPA SONGS Foundation promotes the creation of music by supporting gifted songwriters and programs that foster composition education. The Foundation’s goal is to provide financial assistance and support of educational programs to assist talented writers to ensure they can continue their creativity. It is a 501(c)3 corporation. For more information, go to the SONGS Foundation website.




 Celebrating 78 years of service to songwriters, composers,

 publishers and businesses, BMI is a global leader in music rights

 management, serving as an advocate for the value of music. BMI

 represents the public performance rights in nearly 13 million

 musical works created and owned by more than 800,000

 songwriters, composers, and publishers. BMI negotiates music

 license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as

 royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs

are performed in public. In 1939, BMI created a groundbreaking open-door policy becoming the only performing rights organization to welcome and represent the creators of blues, jazz, country, and American roots music. Today, BMI’s repertoire spans all genres of music and consistently boasts many of the most-performed hits of the year.    




The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) raises awareness

 and funds for critical health, educational and social issues by

 harnessing the collective power of the entertainment community. EIF

 creates high-profile programs and events that address social issues

 and urgent needs, as well as inform, inspire and raise significant

 funds for sustainable initiatives that can stimulate innovation and

 transform lives. With the commitment of their supporters, individuals

 and corporations, EIF is able to champion a wide variety of worthy  

 causes. Visit and follow @eifoundation



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