NMPA Annual Meeting to Feature: Keynote John Morton & Songwriter Icon Richard Marx

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / June 6, 2011

WASHINGTON—The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), will host its annual meeting June 15th in New York City. Music publishers and songwriters will gather to discuss the state of the music publishing industry, and honor some of the nation’s top songwriters.

The event will feature a keynote speech by John Morton, Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security, who will discuss the agency’s efforts to enforce copyrights against digital theft.

Among other event highlights is a performance by the 2011 Songwriter Icon Award winner, GRAMMY-winning multi-platinum artist, producer and songwriter Richard Marx.

NMPA 2011 Annual Meeting Marriott Marquis, Astor Ballroom 1535 Broadway, New York, NY Wednesday, June 15, 2010

4 pm – 6 pm (Meeting)

(Followed by Cocktail Reception)

REGISTRATION:

Media: Gayle Osterberg at gayle@133publicaffairs.com or (202) 548-0133 All others: Jamie Marotta at jmarotta@nmpa.org

About the Songwriter Icon Award

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) established the Songwriter Icon Award in 2006 to recognize outstanding songwriters for personal achievement and who personify the vision of NMPA and the goals of its members. Past recipients include Diane Warren, Kara DioGuardi, Amy Lee, Neil Sedaka and Jimmy Webb.

About the NMPA

Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights.