Breaking: NMPA Annual Meeting and Board Member Election

At yesterday’s annual Nation Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) meeting, NMPA President and CEO David Israelite mustered members to “fight for fair pay and condemned Pandora’s poor treatment of songwriters and music publishers,” according to a press release.

At the meeting, NMPA honored its 2013 Songwriter Icon winner, Toby Keith, and 2013 President’s Award winner, Congressman Ted Deutch of Florida’s 21st congressional district.  Results of the NMPA’s biannual board election were also announced.

Elected members are

Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt Music Group
Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV
Caroline Beinstock, Carlin America
Helene Blue, Helene Blue Musique
Barry Coburn, Ten Ten Music Group
Bob Doyle, Major Bob Music
Lee Eastman, MPL Communications
Mark Fried, Spirit Music
Neil Gillis, Round Hill Music
Laurent Hubert, BMG/Chrysalis
Zach Horowitz, Universal Music Publishing Group
Dean Kay, Demi Music Corp
Leeds Levy, Leeds Music
Ralph Peer II, peermusic
Matt Pincus, Songs Music Publishing
Irwin Z. Robinson, The Richmond Organization
Cameron Strang, Warner/Chappell
Richard Stumpf, Imagem Music