May 23, 2024

Keynote by Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl, Savan Kotecha to receive Non-Performing Songwriter Icon Award


Washington, D.C. – The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today announced the honorees and keynote for its Annual Meeting at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on June 12.

Lana Del Rey will receive this year’s NMPA Songwriter Icon award. The 44-time NMPA Gold & Platinum certified, GRAMMY and Golden Globe-nominated, MTV and Brit award-winning singer-songwriter is the creator of a completely original aesthetic that has been emulated by an entire generation.

Additionally, Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl will sit down for a keynote conversation and Register of Copyrights Shira Perlmutter will discuss the current challenges of protecting intellectual property.

The event will also award mega-hitmaker Savan Kotecha with the NMPA Non-Performing Songwriter Icon award and the beloved and timeless hit, Can’t Help Falling in Love, will be honored as an NMPA Iconic Song.

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) will receive the NMPA President’s award for his work to support creators.

As always, the event will feature surprise tribute performances and in-depth industry analysis.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite said, “Lana Del Rey defines being iconic. Her influence is felt across all genres and has inspired the biggest artists in the business. Her songwriting is deeply personal, and she continues to innovate – bringing fans thought provoking lyrics and indelible style. Additionally, Savan Kotecha is virtually unmatched in his impact on pop music. He has helped craft the sounds for so many of the biggest hits of the past decade. We are thrilled to honor his continued success.

“Robert Kyncl has been a leader in protecting and promoting the rights of songwriters in the challenges and opportunities brought on by AI. His unique perspective, from years of working in the tech and music industries, will be illuminating. Likewise, we are excited to hear an update during such a dynamic time from the leader of the Copyright Office. As a holder of the most patents in Congress, Congressman Issa knows the value of IP. We are thrilled to acknowledge his work from the Music Modernization Act to his leadership on AI. As songwriters face unparalleled threats, we look forward to bringing together and honoring the great minds leading us forward.”