NMPA NAMES CHRIS CYLKE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2013
WASHINGTON—The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today named
Christopher Cylke Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the association. He will
serve as the NMPA’s chief liaison to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, overseeing all
legislative and regulatory policy development and outreach on behalf of the music publishing
and songwriting industry.
“Chris combines Hill experience with an understanding of industry issues and strong sense of
Washington’s impact on business,” said David Israelite, NMPA President and CEO. “He’s a
tremendous asset and we’re excited to have him join our team.”
Cylke comes to the NMPA from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) where he
served as Director of Government Affairs advocating on issues of domestic and international
copyright protection, content distribution, trade, tax, and privacy. Prior to the MPAA, Cylke
was Director of Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,
responsible for daily legislative activities as well as managing a variety of pro-business
coalitions. Most notable among his accomplishments during his Chamber service was leading
coalition efforts that resulted in successful enactment of the 2008PRO-IP Act. From 2000-
2008, he held a series of leadership positions with the Committee on the Judiciary in the U.S.
House of Representatives, ultimately serving as Senior Legislative Assistant and Deputy
Parliamentarian for Republican staff. Cylke began his career with Minnesota Senator Rod
He received his B.A. in political science from James Madison University with a minor in public
administration in 2000. He’ll join NMPA February 11.
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.