NMPA Appoints New Members to Board

February 28, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / February 28, 2011

WASHINGTON—The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today announced three newly appointed board members that will join the existing Board of Directors, effective immediately. New members were elected at NMPA’s Board of Directors meeting last week.

'Being a part of the NMPA Board is a privilege and honor because I find myself working alongside some of the brightest minds in our industry,' said Irwin Z. Robinson, Chairman of the NMPA Board. 'This organization continues working hard to take advantage of every  opportunity to benefit both music publishers and songwriters.  I enthusiastically welcome our newest Board members and thank them for their willingness to serve.'

“The strength of our organization begins with the great leadership of our Board,” said David Israelite, President and CEO of the NMPA. “We welcome the knowledge and expertise these new leaders bring to the Board as we continue to serve our growing membership.”

New NMPA Board members: Laurent Hubert, BMG Rights Management; Cameron Strang, Warner/Chappell Music; and Richard Stumpf, Imagem Music USA.

They join existing members of the NMPA Board: Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV Music Publishing; Caroline Bienstock, Carlin America, Inc.; Helene Blue, Helene Blue Musique Ltd.; Bob Doyle, Major Bob Music; John L. Eastman, Eastman & Eastman; Roger Faxon, EMI Music Publishing; Neil Gillis, Round Hill Music; Dean Kay, Demi Music Corp.; Leeds Levy, Leeds Music; Evan Medow, Secret Sauce; Ralph Peer II, Peermusic; Matt Pincus, Songs Music Publishing; David Renzer, Universal Music Publishing Group; Irwin Z. Robinson, The Richmond Organization; and John Rudolph, Bug Music.

About the NMPA

Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing 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.