Music Row: NMPA Promotes Charlotte Sellmyer to Senior Vice President, External Affairs
Via Music Row: The National Music Publishers’ Association has promoted Charlotte Sellmyer to Senior Vice President, External Affairs. Ms. Sellmyer previously served as Vice President of Communications. Since joining NMPA in June of 2014, her role has expanded and in her new position she will oversee all of NMPA’s public relations, special events, songwriter engagement and web presence as well as continuing to manage the NMPA Gold & Platinum Program which awards the writers of RIAA-certified hits and the NMPA SONGS (Supporting Our Next Generation of Songwriters) Foundation. “Charlotte’s efforts to engage and educate music consumers, creators and policymakers about the challenges faced by songwriters today have been extremely effective, and we want these efforts to increase even further,” said NMPA President and CEO David Israelite. “From planning songwriter town halls across the country to ensuring the songwriter’s unique perspective is promoted in the press and communicated to the public, this new position recognizes the central role she has, and will play in making sure the publishing and songwriting industries are vocal and recognized in their fight for fairness in the Digital Age.” Prior to joining NMPA, Charlotte worked on Capitol Hill in several committee positions, most recently as communications director for the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security and previously as press secretary to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary which oversees intellectual property law. She is a 2008 graduate of Texas A&M University.