Guidelines

We are pleased to learn of your interest in joining the leading U.S. trade organization for music publishers, the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA). Only with a large membership that represents the vast majority of the music publishing industry can the NMPA fight the battles of piracy and music licensing.

To become a member, your publishing company must: be actively engaged in the business of music publishing; have been in business for at least one year; have an office in the U.S. Dues are $100 per calendar year. Once we receive your complete application, it will be submitted for approval at the next meeting of the Board of Directors. Active members receive legislative updates, and are able to participate in the annual meeting and elections. Founded in 1917, NMPA's mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and their songwriter partners in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights. This includes internet and physical piracy, music licensing legislation, and rate negotiations.

The NMPA is also the parent organization of the mechanical rights organization The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA). While we certainly encourage you to also consider affiliation with HFA, it is not required to become an NMPA member.

We look forward to welcoming you as a new NMPA member.