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Gold and Platinum Go to the GRAMMYs: Adele’s Big Night

Learn more about the NMPA Political Action Committee, NMPAC. Contact Allison Halataei at ahalataei@nmpa.org for more information.

Get your fair share.
Join NMPA's new Partnership Program to benefit from legal settlements on behalf of music publishers. Contact Jay Rosenthal at jrosenthal@nmpa.org to join or for more information.

Music Industry, Digital Music Services Reach Historic Agreement on Royalty Rates and Standards

Organizations representing the music publishers and songwriters, major music labels, digital music services and cellular phone companies announced an agreement on mechanical royalty rates and standards that paves the way for a slate of new cutting-edge business models to help consumers access and enjoy music.

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Digital Media Association (DiMA) have submitted an industry-wide agreement that fully resolves the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) Rate Proceeding under Section 115 of the copyright law.

The settlement provides for the development of new digital services and business models offering music to consumers by creating new rates and terms under Section 115 for five new categories, which include:

The 25-page proposed agreement submitted to the CRB by the various parties resolves the pending mechanical royalty rate proceedings. The agreement covers 2013-2017 and must be formally approved by the CRB. It creates a royalty rate category for these new business models and rolls forward, with limited changes, all existing rates and terms for CDs and downloads.




April 19-21          
ASCAP “I Create Music”

April 25                
GRAMMYs on the Hill

April 30 / May 1  
NMPA  / HFA Board Meetings

June 10-12         
Copyright Society Annual Meeting

June 7-10               
CMA Music Festival

June 13              
NMPA Annual Meeting

June 14              
Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner / Awards  

Inside the NMPA

David Israelite
President and CEO

Jay Rosenthal
Sr. Vice President & General Counsel

Danielle Aguirre
Vice President and Counsel

Allison Halataei
Vice President for Government Affairs

Jamie R. Marotta
Director of Member Relations and Gold & Platinum Program

Jessica Sidar
Executive Assistant

NMPA Board

Irwin Z. Robinson, Chairman
The Richmond Organization

Martin Bandier
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Caroline Bienstock
Carlin America

Helene Blue
Helene Blue Musique Ltd.

Bob Doyle
Major Bob/Rio Bravo Music

John Eastman
MPL Communications

Roger Faxon
EMI Music Publishing

Neil Gillis
Round Hill Music

Laurent Hubert
BMG Chrysalis

Dean Kay
Demi Music Corp.

Leeds Levy
Leeds Music

Evan Medow
Secret Sauce Music

Ralph Peer II

Matt Pincus
Songs Music Publishing

Michael Sammis
Universal Music Publishing Group

Cameron Strang
Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

 Richard Stumpf
Imagem Music

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