NMPA Hosts First L.A. Golf Tournament to Support Songwriters with 20 writers including Niall Horan, Phillip Phillips, Ed Roland and Joe King

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For Immediate Release: May 11, 2017
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer

NMPA Hosts First L.A. Golf Tournament to Support Songwriters
The NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation welcomed 20 Songwriters including Niall Horan, Phillip Phillips, Ed Roland, Mike Post, Joe King and Tom Kelly
LOS ANGELES – This week, the National Music Publishers’ Association S.O.N.G.S. (Supporting Our Next Generation of Songwriters) Foundation hosted its first-annual Los Angeles golf tournament to raise money for songwriters and composition education programs.

Songwriters who played to support their fellow creators included Niall Horan, Phillip Phillips, Ed Roland, Joe King, Mike Post, Adam Anders, DallasK, Ross Golan, Michael Baiardi, Dave Merenda, Jamie Jones, PJ Bloom, Jeff Russo, Mike Post, Gabe Saporta, Ben Margulies, Tom Kelly, Dave Bassett, Doug Brown and Julian Bunetta. Among the participants were a combined 7 Grammys and 42 number one hits.

The golfers joined music industry executives and Foundation supporters including Irving Azoff, Rick Krim, John Frankenheimer, Alison Smith, Michael Closter, Chip McLean, Jody Klein and many more.

The NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation recently established the first-ever songwriter endowment at Middle Tennessee State University, a songwriting endowment at Belmont University and the first-ever songwriting specific scholarship at the L.A. College of Music. The Foundation also recently awarded the national winners of the National Endowment for the Arts high school songwriting competition. In addition to this weeks’ L.A. tournament, the Foundation also hosts an annual charity golf tournament in Washington, D.C. each fall.

Sponsors of the L.A. event included ABKCO, Sony/ATV, BMI, EMI, Reservoir Media Management, GMR, Vanacore Music, SONGS Music Publishing, Reach Music Publishing, Disney Music Publishing, AdRev, Warner/Chappell, Big Deal Music, Mick Management, and Loeb & Loeb. Generous in-kind donors included the Gibson Foundation, ESPN, Nike, Sonos, Billboard Magazine, The Four Seasons L.A. at Beverly Hills, Herbalife, Suja Juice, El Caballero Country Club, CD Baby, AAM Inc. Jaxsta and Sherman Oaks Center BMW.

About the NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation: Launched in 2015, the NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation promotes the creation of music by supporting gifted songwriters and programs that foster composition education. The Foundation’s goal is to provide financial assistance and support of educational programs to assist talented writers to ensure they can continue their creativity. It is a 501(c)3 corporation. For more information, or to donate, please visit http://nmpa.org/atwork/nmpa-songs-foundation.