January 28, 2013


January 28, 2013

WASHINGTON—The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today named

Christopher Cylke Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at the association. He will

serve as the NMPA’s chief liaison to Capitol Hill and federal agencies, overseeing all

legislative and regulatory policy development and outreach on behalf of the music publishing

and songwriting industry.

“Chris combines Hill experience with an understanding of industry issues and strong sense of

Washington’s impact on business,” said David Israelite, NMPA President and CEO. “He’s a

tremendous asset and we’re excited to have him join our team.”

Cylke comes to the NMPA from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) where he

served as Director of Government Affairs advocating on issues of domestic and international

copyright protection, content distribution, trade, tax, and privacy. Prior to the MPAA, Cylke

was Director of Congressional and Public Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,

responsible for daily legislative activities as well as managing a variety of pro-business

coalitions. Most notable among his accomplishments during his Chamber service was leading

coalition efforts that resulted in successful enactment of the 2008PRO-IP Act. From 2000-

2008, he held a series of leadership positions with the Committee on the Judiciary in the U.S.

House of Representatives, ultimately serving as Senior Legislative Assistant and Deputy

Parliamentarian for Republican staff. Cylke began his career with Minnesota Senator Rod


He received his B.A. in political science from James Madison University with a minor in public

administration in 2000. He’ll join NMPA February 11.

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.