The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is a trade body based in Washington D.C that represents the interests of music publisher and their songwriter clients in the United States.
The NMPA’s members include the three major music publishing companies, in addition to many large (and less-large) independents, whose ranks include BMG, Concord, Downtown, Kobalt Music Group, Reservoir and more.
Founded in 1917, the NMPA says its 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”.
The NMPA is run by CEO and President, David Israelite.
In addition to handling legal action and defence on behalf of the US music publishing community, the NMPA also conducts research into the marketplace.
According to the NMPA’s figures based on its members’ commercial performances, music publishers in the United States banked $3.72bn in revenues in 2019 – up 11.6% year-on-year.Music Business Worldwide