15 Feb President of National Music Publishers’ Association Speaks Out in Favor of Strong Copyright Laws
We Need Strong Copyright Laws Now More Than Ever
By David Israelite, the president and chief executive of the National Music Publishers’ Association
Feb. 4, 2013 – From Forbes
Life’s tough when you’re the Consumer Electronics Association and you have to deal with . . . songwriters. In a recent Forbes.com article written by CEA’s leader Gary Shapiro, the National Music Publishers’ Association is named as part of a “huge well-funded army of lobbyists whose sole purpose is to convince Congress that the interests of the massive content companies are more important than the interests of artists, musicians, innovators and ordinary people.”
I’ll let the facts speak for themselves.
The NMPA represents songwriters and music publishers. Most of our members are small businesses. In fact, many are a business of one. And NMPA works on their behalf to protect and advance music copyrights both here and abroad. Copyrights that ensure songwriters can pay rent, buy food, and cover medical bills.