NMPA represents music publishers and songwriters

Since 1917, the National Music Publishers' Association has worked to ensure the value of your songs. In Congress. In the Courts. In the Press. We protect songs so you can keep creating.

Learn about our songwriter Gold & Platinum Program

Every quarter, the NMPA G&P Program certifies the writers of RIAA-certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum hits.

Explore our events

NMPA hosts events across the country to inform the industry and celebrate songwriters and those who support them.

Read the latest news

NMPA is on the front lines of fighting for the value of your copyrights. Get up to speed on the current challenges we face.

Become a member

Learn more about becoming a member of NMPA and the many benefits of taking part in our important mission.

Not a publisher? Learn more about our partnership program to take part in our efforts.

Meet our
Board of Directors

Comprised of publishers and songwriters, get to know our accomplished board.

Find helpful industry resources

Learn more about copyright law, how to find song ownership and more.

Learn about our advocacy

From Capitol Hill to the courts, learn about how we advance copyright objectives and how you can get involved.

Staff spotlight

Get to know our team of songwriter advocates.

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NMPA has moved

Our new address:
1900 N Street NW
Suite 500
Washington DC 20036
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About NMPA

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is a trade association for the American music publishing industry. Founded in 1917, NMPA represents 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.

Our Team

NMPA's staff works to serve songwriters and music publishers every day. From lawsuits to lobbying and public relations, we are on the front lines fighting for the value of songs. We also host events across the country to celebrate music creators and those who support for them.

Our Board

The NMPA Board of Directors is comprised of songwriters and songwriter advocates from companies large and small. With representation across all genres and types of catalogs, our Board is proud to work towards solving the immense challenges facing our industry.