Steven Tyler Joins Board of NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation (Supporting Our Next Generation of Songwriters)
For Immediate Release: January 13, 2016
Media Contact: Charlotte Sellmyer
WASHINGTON, D.C. –The National Music Publishers' Association today announced that Aerosmith front man and accomplished songwriter Steven Tyler has joined the NMPA SONGS (Supporting Our Next Generation of Songwriters) Foundation Board of Directors.
"Everyone knows about Steven Tyler's music, but not everyone knows what a passionate advocate he is for the people behind the songs," said NMPA SONGS Foundation President David Israelite. "Considering his songwriting credentials, I am thrilled that he is joining the NMPA SONGS Foundation Board, where I know his insight and his heart for helping creators will be an incredible asset."
"As a songwriter who has lived and breathed this business for most of my life, I see how hard it has become for those young artists who are trying to make it today. I'm proud to serve on the NMPA SONGS Foundation Board because young creators deserve a chance - and we are going to be instrumental in giving that to them." – Steven Tyler
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation and seeks to provide grants to aspiring songwriters who are struggling in the age of streaming. Founded in 2015, the charity also aims to support composition education programs.
The NMPA SONGS Foundation Board consists of NMPA President & CEO David Israelite, singer-songwriter Jewel, songwriter Kara DioGuardi, Razor & Tie founder Craig Balsam, Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI) President Lee Thomas Miller, Reservoir Media Management founder Golnar Khosrowshahi, NMPA EVP & General Counsel Danielle Aguirre and NMPA SVP of External Affairs, Charlotte Sellmyer.
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