Re-establishment of IP Subcommittee by Incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith

STATEMENT FROM NMPA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 20, 2010

“The music publishing and songwriting community enthusiastically supports Incoming Chairman Smith’s decision to reconstitute a subcommittee devoted to intellectual property issues.  As the digital marketplace continues to expand, the challenges and opportunities for America’s creative industries will only multiply in number and complexity. Devoting a forum in the U.S. House of Representatives to these 21st Century business issues is a forward-looking, pro economy and pro-jobs decision. Music publishers and songwriters look forward to working closely with the subcommittee’s members and its new chairman throughout the 112th Congress.”

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.