National Music Publishers Association

  1. Publishing Briefs: Victoria Espinel, Cherry Lane, Steven Curtis Chapman

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- President Obama 's choice for IP czar is a step closer to being confirmed. The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the nomination of Victoria Espinel as the Administration's Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. Now, the ...

  2. Music Publishers Urge Victoria Espinel's Confirmation As IP Czar

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on nominations for tomorrow, including that of Victoria Espinel as the first Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen ...

  3. Music Publishers Urge Victoria Espinel's Confirmation As IP Czar

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on nominations for tomorrow, including that of Victoria Espinel as the first Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. in Room 226 of the Dirksen ...

  4. NMPA, Major Labels Sign On Terms Of Agreement

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers Assn. and the four majors-with Recording Industry Assn of America acting on their behalf-have signed a terms of agreement sheet that will result in better business practices being enacted to ensure prompter mechanical ...

  5. Publishing Executive Freddy Bienstock Dies

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a long illness, Freddy Bienstock, a music publishing industry legend and founder of Carlin Music, died yesterday at his Manhattan home. He was 86. Bienstock, who served on the National Music Publishers Assn.'s board of directors for nea ...

  6. Music Publishers, RIAA To Continue Royalty Negotiations

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ongoing negotiations between music publishers and the RIAA regarding mechanical royalties will continue Oct. 1 at an event sponsored by the Assn. of Independent Music Publishers. The negotiations are expected to result in the disbursement of up to ...

  7. Publishers File Suit Against Lyric Sites

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic, Warner/Chappell and Bug Music filed copyright infringement lawsuits today against two businesses exploiting unlicensed lyrics for profit through their operation of four Web sites. The lawsuits alleged that LiveUniverse, Inc. and its own ...

  8. NMPA Vows To Continue YouTube Fight

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers of America’s top legislative initiative for this year is to get law written that will clarify that there is a performance right for audio-visual downloads, the organization’s president and CEO David Israelite said at ...

  9. NMPA To Honor Singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi

    April 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Kara DioGuardi will be honored with the 2009 "Songwriter Icon Award" at the National Music Publishers Assn. annual meeting, to be held in New York on June 17. DioGuardi, who was added as a fourth judge on American Idol ...

  10. Copyright Royalty Board Issues Decision

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board is standing pat with the 9.1 cents mechanical royalty song rate for both physical and digital albums, sources say. Meanwhile, it is setting the mastertone rate at 24 cents, according to sources. The Board also adopted t ...

  11. RightsFlow Upgrades 'Flow' System

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT RightsFlow is upgrading its "Flow" system to handle licensing, accounting and payment solutions for labels, distributors and online music services to license and pay songwriters and music publishers. The launch of the turnkey product fol ...

  12. RoyaltyShare Reveals New Tracking Service

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT RoyaltyShare Inc. moved quickly to capitalize on the landmark agreement that proposes royalty rates for interactive streams and downloads by announcing a new service designed to track and make payments for licenses covered in the agreement. In tha ...

  13. Industry, Online Services Reach Royalty Deal

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recording industry, music publishers and online music services have revealed the details of a landmark royalty deal for streaming and limited downloads of music, which was first announced June 18 . The agreement proposes a mechanical royalty r ...

  14. Q&A: NMPA's David Israelite

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Just back from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, National Music Publishers' Assn. president/CEO David Israelite sounds refreshed and ready for what could turn out to be a busy autumn. Front and center on his agenda: an October Copyright R ...

  15. Israelite Confirms Royalty Rates Breakthroughs

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The publishers, record labels and digital music providers have hammered out a settlement on two of the five royalty rates currently scheduled to be set this October by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), according to National Music Publishers& ...

  16. HFA Welcomes New Board Members

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A major publisher and three indie publishers have been elected to the Harry Fox Agency board of directors. New to the seven-member board are Warner/Chappell Music CEO Dave Johnson, Major Bob Music's Bob Doyle, Demi Music's Dean Kay and S ...

  17. NMPA Honors Amy Lee, Sen. Leahy

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. will honor Grammy Award-winning songwriter/singer Amy Lee with its 2008 Songwriter Icon Award and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) with the 2008 President's Award. The group will present Lee with her award ...

  18. Bienstock Joins NMPA Board

    April 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. board of directors has appointed Caroline Bienstock, president/COO of Carlin America, to the board has joined the National Music Publishers' Assn. board of directors. She replaces her father, Freddy B ...

  19. National Music Publishers' Assn. Elects Officers

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The board of directors for the National Music Publishers' Assn. has elected its officers. NMPA chairman is Irwin Robinson, chairman of Paramount Allegra Music. The four vice presidents are Martin Bandier, chairman/CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publis ...

  20. Sides Chosen In Royalty Tussle

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST WASHINGTON -- Music publishers, the record labels and digital music distribution outlets began a three-way legal wrestling match today (Jan. 28) over just how much songwriters and the publishing houses should get paid for digitally delivered music ...

  21. DiMA, Publishers Clash Over Rights

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST A major battle is erupting between some digital media companies and major music publishers, which may lead to federal litigation, Billboard.biz has learned. The Digital Media Assn. filed a brief late today in a royalty rate-setting proceeding argu ...

  22. Publisher Broido Dies

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Publisher Arnold Broido died last Thursday after a long series of illnesses. Broido, a member of the National Music Publishers' Assn. board of directors, was president of Theodore Presser Co. since 1969, the oldest continually-operated music ...

  23. NMPA To Honor Songwriters

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. will be awarding songwriters the first-ever gold and platinum certifications based on sales of their recorded compositions beginning this week in Nashville. The awards program will be launched on Oct. 18 w ...

  24. NMPA Board Adds Primont

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. yesterday filled vacant seats on its 18-member board, appointing Cherry Lane Music Group CEO Peter Primont and re-appointing indie publisher Evan Medow, Billboard.biz has learned. Primont fills the spot le ...

  25. NMPA, Journalist Join YouTube Suit

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Several copyright holders are joining a class action infringement suit against YouTube, including the National Music Publishers' Assn., investigative journalist Robert Tur and the U.K.'s Rugby Football League. Following a suit filed by V ...

  26. NMPA Adds Legal VP

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. has added another lawyer to its legal team. Kathryn Wagner joins the trade group as VP/counsel. Wagner will help manage NMPA's litigation efforts on behalf of music publishers and songwriters. She wil ...

  27. Windswept CEO Joins ASCAP Board

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) board of directors has elected Evan Medow as director. He currently serves as president and CEO at Windswept. Medow helped found Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co. in 1988. He serv ...

  28. Publishers Elect NMPA Board

    June 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Publisher members of the National Music Publishers' Assn. elected their 18-member board of directors yesterday at the trade group's annual meeting in New York. The only new addition to the board is Bug Music CEO John Rudolph. The other b ...

  29. Digital Talk Takes Over Copyright Summit

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The role of copyright in the digital age was top of the agenda during the morning session of Day 2 of the CISAC Copyright Summit in Brussels. In a keynote address, Nikesh Aroha, Google's newly-appointed president for Europe, the Middle East a ...

  30. NMPA Salutes Sedaka, Berman

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Neil Sedaka will be the recipient of the National Music Publishers' Assn. Songwriter Icon Award to be presented at the trade group's annual meeting on June 6 in New York City. Congressman Howard Berman, D-Calif., will be receiving the Pr ...

  31. NMPA Board Shifts Seats

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With changes at the helm of three major publishers over the last four months, membership on the board of the National Music Publishers' Assn. (NMPA) is also shifting. NMPA board members have voted to fill three vacant seats. Marty Bandier, So ...

  32. Publishers Sue XM Satellite Radio

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A group of music publishers sued XM Satellite Radio over the XM + MP3 service late today (March 22). EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV Music and Famous Music claim they want to "put an end to the pervasive and willful copy ...

  33. NMPA Extends Israelite's Term

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Israelite, president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn., has accepted a contract extension to continue leading the organization through 2010. The 18-member NMPA board of directors, made up of executives with indie and major mus ...

  34. HFA Halts Negotiations With MusicNet

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a letter obtained by Billboard.biz, the Harry Fox Agency notified MusicNet late yesterday (Dec. 12) that it is withdrawing its proposed license for interactive streams from the service, which supplies music for Microsoft, MTV, Yahoo! and others ...

  35. Music Publishers, Kazaa Reach Settlement

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Amount of the settlement was not disclosed. The music publishing industry reached a tentative deal with operators of the Kazaa file-sharing network over claims of copyright infringement, according to the National Music Publishers' Association ...

  36. Portnow Calls For 'Music And Technology Truce'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Recording Academy pres addresses D.C. function. Recording Academy president Neil Portnow called on leading record producers and recording engineers last night (Sept. 6) to be frontline ambassadors working toward a truce between music and technolog ...

  37. Congressman, Jimmy Webb To Be Honored By NMPA

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be presented June 19 in New York City. Congressman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, will be receiving the 2006 NMPA President’s Award. Jimmy Webb will receive the NMPA Influential Songwriter Award. Smith, a long-time champion of music publishers and songw ...

  38. NMPA, DiMA Offer Digital Licensing Solution

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Presented in hearing held by House Subcommittee. The National Music Publishers' Assn. and the Digital Media Assn. have come up with a proposed solution to streamline the licensing of compositions for audio-only digital deliveries of music. A ...

  39. Sirius Settles Receiver Dispute With Two Majors

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio has confirmed that it has come to an agreement with Universal Music Group over the ability to save individual songs to portable satellite receivers that double as MP3 players. M Sirius Satellite Radio has confirmed that it h ...

  40. Charlesworth Joins NMPA As General Counsel

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Simon rises in revamp of NMPA, HFA. Michael Simon rises in revamp of NMPA, HFA. News Michael Simon ...

  41. Charlesworth Joins NMPA As General Counsel

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The National Music Publishers' Assn. has named Jacqueline Charlesworth as its new general counsel/senior VP. The appointment was made today (Jan. 23) follows a reorganization of the legal departments The National Music Publishers' Assn. ...

  42. First Lady Of Music Publishing Dies

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Services for Beebe Bourne to be held on Nov. 4. Beebe Bourne, part of the legendary Bourne music publishing family, died Tuesday (Nov. 1) after a battle with cancer. Bourne helmed the New York-based Bourne Co., one of the largest privately owned i ...

  43. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) told music and technology witnesses at a morning hearing Sept. 28, Congress plans to "do nothing" WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Until the lower ...

  44. Specter: Congress To Hold Off On Copyright Issues

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT No short term plans for intervention. Until the lower courts review the case, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa. told music and technology witness at a morning hearing today (Sept. 28) that Congress plans to "do not ...

  45. Publishers, Online Services Battle Over Rates

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad faith over online music licensing issues at the center of congressional subcommittee discussions. NEW YORK -- Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiatin ...

  46. Publishers, Online Services Battle Over Rates

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad faith over online music licensing issues at the center of Congressional subcommittee discussions. Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad fai ...

  47. NMPA Elects New Board Members

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. has elected its board of directors. NEW YORK -- The National Music Publishers' Assn. has elected its board of directors. The directors, who will serve for the next two years, are Martin Bandier (EMI M ...

  48. NMPA Elects New Board Members

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Directors will serve for next two years. The National Music Publishers' Assn. has elected its board of directors. The directors, who will serve for the next two years, are Martin Bandier (EMI Music Publishing); Freddy Bienstock (Carlin Americ ...

  49. NMPA Elects New Board Members

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The National Music Publishers' Assn. has announced the results of its election to its board of directors. The National Music Publishers' Assn. has announced the results of its election to its board of directors. The directors, who will s ...

  50. Behind the Deal: Digital Music Licensing Hearing

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Representatives for music publishers, songwriters, labels and digital media companies testified before members of Congress March 8 discussing their views on necessary changes to the Copyright Act's co Representatives for music publishers, son ...

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