NMPA Appoints New Members to Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / May 7, 2012

WASHINGTON—The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today announced that Barry Coburn, Founder and Co-President of Ten Ten Music Group, and Zach Horowitz, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, have been appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. The two were elected at a recent NMPA board meeting.

”NMPA works hard to ensure songwriters and music publishers are actively developing the changing landscape of music,” said Irwin Z. Robinson, Chairman of the NMPA Board. ”The board shapes the future of our industry and we all are well served when talented professionals such as Zach and Barry agree to lead.”

“The NMPA benefits greatly from the experience of individuals like Barry and Zach,” said  David Israelite, President and CEO of the NMPA. “I thank them for their willingness to help our growing membership as we tackle global and domestic issues important to songwriters and music publishers.”

An accomplished music publisher and industry leader, Barry Coburn heads Ten Ten Music Group whose catalog represents hundreds of recorded singles and album tracks.  Previously, he served as President and CEO of Atlantic Records’ Nashville division and prior to that managed Alan Jackson, Diamond Rio and New Zealand favorite Split Enz among other successful clients.  He is a member of the Board for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

Zach Horowitz was recently made Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), one of the world’s largest music publishing companies, with offices in over 40 countries around the world.     Before the appointment, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Music Group, Inc., the world’s largest music company.  While in that role, he orchestrated UMG’s acquisition and integration of Rondor Music (then the world’s largest independent music publishing company), Polygram Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing.

About the NMPA

Celebrating its 95th year, 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.