NMPA SONGS Foundation
To learn more about the NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation please visit our new website, SONGSfoundation.org.
NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation Board of Directors
President – David Israelite / President & CEO, NMPA
Member – Steven Tyler / Singer-Songwriter
Member – Kara DioGuardi / Singer-Songwriter
Member – Jewel / Singer-Songwriter
Member – Golnar Khosrowshahi / Founder, Reservoir Media Management
Member – Lee Thomas Miller / Songwriter
Treasurer – Danielle Aguirre / EVP & General Counsel, NMPA
Secretary – Charlotte Sellmyer / SVP, External Affairs, NMPA
Mission: Launched in 2015, the NMPA S.O.N.G.S. (Supporting Our Next Generation of Songwriters) Foundation supports songwriters through funding educational programs, direct financial assistance and services, and through partnerships with like-minded institutions and organizations to enhance opportunities for music creators.
What We Do: Every year, the struggling digital music economy forces talented songwriters to succumb to the financial pressure to find more lucrative jobs. We all know what a gift great songwriting is to the culture at large, but many do not know how hard it is to make a living writing in the age of streaming. Launched in 2015, the NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation promotes the creation of music though the funding of gifted songwriters, and programs that foster composition education.
How it Works: NMPA SONGS aims to award young people who produce excellent musical work; and to improve songwriting and composition education. The Foundation hopes to award grants and/or scholarships to individuals who are pursuing careers in musical composition.
Supporting Education: The NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation may contribute to outstanding musical education programs by donating financial and other in-kind support to enhance courses and benefit promising students. Programs will be chosen by the NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation Board.
For more information and to get involved, please contact Charlotte Sellmyer at CSellmyer@nmpa.org.