THE 2022 BILLBOARD POWER LIST REVEALED | Billboard
President/CEO, National Music Publishers’ Association
Under Israelite, in 2021 the NMPA struck precedent-setting deals with Roblox and Twitch that secured new royalties for publishers and songwriters. With the goal of “[paving] the way for music to be used legally” on new digital platforms, Israelite has led the NMPA in forging key agreements to license music for up-and-coming technologies, creating new income streams for music creators. In 2022, songwriters and publishers will be “under a dual assault from streaming services,” Israelite says. “We continue to defend the 44% raise we won in 2018 against Spotify and Amazon’s unprecedented appeal as we enter a new trial at the Copyright Royalty Board to determine mechanical rates for 2023 to 2027.”
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