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NMPA is the largest U.S. music publishing trade association with over 3000 members. Since its founding in 1917, the Association has remained the most active and vocal proponent for the interests of American music publishers in the U.S. and throughout the world, a continuing tradition of which we are very proud.

By joining NMPA you will be kept informed of important music publishing industry issues and developments. Perhaps most significantly, however, you will be adding your voice to those of many other American music publishers, both large and small, who as members of the NMPA are actively working to shape the future of their industry. Remember, a trade association is only as effective as the support it receives from the constituents it represents.

Any person, firm, corporation or partnership that meets the following requirements is eligible for NMPA membership:

  • They are actively engaged in the business of publishing music, and
  • have been in business for a period of at least one year, and
  • are based in or have an office in the U.S.


to membership is by approval of the Board of Directors. Complete applications will be presented to the Board at the first meeting following receipt and processing by NMPA.


for NMPA membership are $100 per calendar year and should be paid at the time of application for membership.