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Founded in 1895, the Music Publishers Association is the oldest music trade organization in the United States, fostering communication among publishers, dealers, music educators, and all ultimate users of music. This non-profit association addresses itself to issues pertaining to every area of music publishing with an emphasis on the issues relevant to the publishers of print music for concert and educational purposes. The MPA serves the industry through its presence at and cooperation with other organizations such as, the American Choral Directors Association, the American Music Center, the American Music Conference, the American Symphony Orchestra League, the Church Music Publishers Association, the International Confederation of Music Publishers, the International Federation of Serious Music Publishers, the Music Library Association, the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association, the National Association for Music Education, the National Orchestra Association, the Music Teachers National Association, and the Retail Print Music Dealers Association. In addition, MPA members belong to and work cooperatively with the National Music Publisher's Association, the Harry Fox Agency and, the performance rights organizations: ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC. The MPA welcomes your questions and comments. The most efficient way to contact the MPA is via email.
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It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Lauren Keiser’s passing. While many of our colleagues may remember him...
28/05/2020

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of Lauren Keiser’s passing. While many of our colleagues may remember him as MPA president or our "fearless leader" from 2005-2012, his long and storied career spanned more than five decades.

He started in the music industry with Sam Ash Music in the early 1970s, becoming their Educational Director and coordinating the retail chain’s activities with school districts and institutions in the metropolitan New York area. He would go on to join Alfred Publishing for several years before becoming the President and CEO of Cherry Lane Music, Astor Music and Books, and Carl Fischer before forming his own company, Keiser Southern Music.

In addition to his time at the helm of various prestigious publishers and the Music Publishers Association, he served as the Vice-Chairman of the International Confederation of Music Publishers, sat on ASCAP’s Board of Review and was a member of ASCAP’s Symphonic and Concert Committee.

A graduate of Goddard College in Vermont, Lauren was also a composer in his own right, whose private composition teachers included Elie Siegmeister, Isaac Nemiroff and Krzyzstof Penderecki.

Lauren spent the majority of his career supporting composers, producing and promoting their works. He published and edited hundreds of music books, folios and arrangements. In addition, he created and co-founded Music in Our Schools, the annual celebration of music in the schools in the United States.

He believed in fighting the good fight.

He will be deeply missed.

20/05/2020
MOLA :: Major Orchestra Librarians' Association

Join the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association TOMORROW at 1:30 EDT for a LIVE panel + Q&A on Streaming Classical Music in the US amidst the COVID Crisis.
You can watch via Facebook live on their page here:
https://www.facebook.com/MOLA-Major-Orchestra-Librarians-Association-144549815587667/
#copyrightquagmires #licensetostream #streaming101 #virtualMOLA #LibrarianingLikeABoss

:: An international association of librarians from performing ensembles and organizations ::

STAY HOME + MAKE MUSIC!Stop the spread of COVID-19!
13/05/2020

STAY HOME + MAKE MUSIC!
Stop the spread of COVID-19!

STAY HOME + MAKE MUSIC!Stop the spread of COVID-19!
17/04/2020

STAY HOME + MAKE MUSIC!
Stop the spread of COVID-19!

"Spotify’s latest development is songwriter pages, a new way for fans, collaborators, and industry partners to dive deep...
13/02/2020
Spotify Announces Beta Launch of Songwriter Pages - Haulix Daily

"Spotify’s latest development is songwriter pages, a new way for fans, collaborators, and industry partners to dive deeper into the creators behind their favorite songs."

Spotify's new development is songwriter pages, a way for fans, collaborators, and industry partners to learn about the creators behind their favorite songs.

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo
13/02/2020

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo
20/12/2019

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo

02/12/2019

With the holidays upon us, consider giving the gift of music!

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo
26/08/2019

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo

The MPA has created new curriculum materials to help our future music educators understand the ins and outs of copyright...
26/08/2019

The MPA has created new curriculum materials to help our future music educators understand the ins and outs of copyright.
For more info visit our Resources for Educators page at www.mpa.org/resources-for-educators

honoring Iris Manus & Elwyn Raymer
25/06/2019

honoring Iris Manus & Elwyn Raymer

honoring Iris Manus & Elwyn Raymer

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo
25/06/2019

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo

DPFs? Digital distro? Tablets? Come talk pros and cons of new media platforms with Guy Barash of Dotted Eighth, Enrique ...
06/06/2019

DPFs? Digital distro? Tablets? Come talk pros and cons of new media platforms with Guy Barash of Dotted Eighth, Enrique López de Mesa of nkoda, Joseph Ciappina Band Director, & Sara Griffin of the New York Philharmonic. Join us June 14 in New York City.
Register NOW > http://www.mpa.org

Excitedly sorting through scores submitted for the Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence.
05/05/2019

Excitedly sorting through scores submitted for the Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence.

Attention members! Registration now open for our Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on June 14 in New York City! https:/...
02/05/2019
Register now for the MPA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon! • Music Publishers Association of the United States

Attention members! Registration now open for our Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on June 14 in New York City!
https://www.mpa.org/register-now-for-the-mpa-annual-meeting-awards-luncheon/

Please join us Friday, June 14, at the Century Association in New York City as we honor Iris Manus of Alfred Music with our Lifetime Achievement Award and Elwyn Raymer of the CMPA Action Fund with the Arnold Broido Award for Copyright Advocacy!

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo
02/05/2019

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo

Attention members! You have until April 30 to submit for the Revere Awards!
16/04/2019

Attention members! You have until April 30 to submit for the Revere Awards!

Publishing offers much more than just a steady income. The sector’s A&Rs make decisions every bit as bold as their label...
25/09/2018
Pub quiz: Why music publishing is the new rock'n'roll

Publishing offers much more than just a steady income. The sector’s A&Rs make decisions every bit as bold as their label equivalents

Time was, record company executives would deride publishing as the ‘unsexy side of the music business’. Not any more. As Jon Platt and Martin Bandier spark a managerial merry-go-round, Music Week looks at the changing face of the sector...

2018 MPA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon
22/06/2018

2018 MPA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Paul Revere Award winners, but a special shout to Alfred Music and Theodore Presser. ...
22/06/2018

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Paul Revere Award winners, but a special shout to Alfred Music and Theodore Presser. Both Alfred and Presser won awards for every score that they submitted. Find our entire list of winners at www.mpa.org!

Registration now open for the 2018 MPA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon! http://www.mpa.org/content/registration-now-ope...
24/05/2018
Registration now open for the 2018 MPA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon | Music Publishers Association | Education and Advocacy

Registration now open for the 2018 MPA Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon!
http://www.mpa.org/content/registration-now-open-2018-mpa-annual-meeting-awards-luncheon

Mon, 2018-05-07 13:10 -- mpa-admin Click read more to reserve your seat!Please join us as we honor Congressman Doug Collins with the Arnold Broido Award for Copyright Advocacy and pay tribute to our colleague Charles Slater with the MPA Lifetime Achievement Award.Frank J. Oteri of New Music USA wi...

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo
14/05/2018

Music Publishers Association of the United States's cover photo

The 2017 Paul Revere Award winners have made their next stop to the University of Arkansas Libraries!
21/03/2018

The 2017 Paul Revere Award winners have made their next stop to the University of Arkansas Libraries!

Behind the scenes of this year's SXSW, buzz surrounding rights and royalties
20/03/2018
More Than Big-Name Acts, Music Rights Took Center Stage At SXSW

Behind the scenes of this year's SXSW, buzz surrounding rights and royalties

Last week, the music world descended on Austin, Texas, for the annual tech-and-entertainment confab fortnight known as South By Southwest. But unlike recent years, talk of music rights — not keynotes by big-name acts — took center stage.

12/03/2018

Get your scores ready! We will be opening submissions for the 2018 Paul Revere Awards for Graphic Excellence soon. Stay tuned here or at mpa.org for updates

As important it is for students to recognize why they read literature, they should recognize how musical language can fi...
02/03/2018
Why Reading Music Is as Important as Reading Literature

As important it is for students to recognize why they read literature, they should recognize how musical language can fill the same human needs

Just as it is important for students to recognize why they read literature, they should recognize how the musical language and literature can fulfill the very same human needs.

Understanding the four major bills set to transform music legislation
27/02/2018
The Big Push To Reform Music Copyright For The Digital Age

Understanding the four major bills set to transform music legislation

The music industry is making a big push this year to reform copyright laws for the digital age, with a package of bills that could increase royalties for creators while making life easier for digital music services. But getting all of the special interests on board the "Music Bus" is a challenge.

G. Schirmer & Associated Music Publishers has acquired the catalogue of groundbreaking Minimalist composer Julius Eastma...
21/02/2018
28 Years After His Death, a Composer Gets a Publishing Deal

G. Schirmer & Associated Music Publishers has acquired the catalogue of groundbreaking Minimalist composer Julius Eastman

The agreement between G. Schirmer and the estate of Julius Eastman promises to restore to the canon the neglected work of a gay, black artist.

For the first time, Olympic figure skaters can compete to music with lyrics. But when pop songs are used, how are the ri...
15/02/2018
Beyoncé Songs Come to the Olympics. But Who Pays for the Rights?

For the first time, Olympic figure skaters can compete to music with lyrics. But when pop songs are used, how are the rights handled?

Songs with lyrics are permitted at the Winter Games in Pyeongchang for the first time. And because the Games are considered a “live event,” no special permission is required.

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