Who We Are

As the trade association representing American music publishers, every day NMPA aggressively fights for the rights of music publishers and their songwriting partners.  Our actions have resulted in nearly a half-billion dollars in judgments and distributed funds through litigation and settlements; over $230 million distributed through late fee settlements; as well as unprecedented model licensing agreements over music video rights and direct licensing practices.  As music increasingly defines a new digital frontier, and traditional revenue models shift, NMPA’s work is more important than ever.

Simply put, NMPA promotes, protects and advances the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to domestic and global protection of copyrights.  When you  join NMPA, you help shape the future of our industry.

For more details, please read the: NMPA By-Laws 3.28.22

 Who Can Join:

Any person, firm, corporation or partnership that meet the following requirements are eligible for NMPA membership:

·         They are actively engaged in the business of publishing music, and

·         Have been in business for a period of at least one year, and

·         Are based in or have an office in the U.S.

 Who to Contact:

For more information, contact NMPA membership at 202-393-6672 or MEMBERS@nmpa.org.

 Pay Dues:

Click HERE to pay your Membership dues.