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David Israelite signs new five year deal to head up NMPA

By | Published on Wednesday 29 November 2017

National Music Publishers Association

The National Music Publishers’ Association of those United States Of America has announced that CEO David Israelite has signed a new five year contract to head up the organisation. This will see him in position until at least 2022.

“David has led NMPA into a new era of recognition of the value of songwriters and music publishers”, says NMPA Board Chairman Irwin Robinson. “He has brought songwriter struggles to the forefront of the debate, and he is leading the charge for creators to be treated fairly by working to modernise laws and policies that govern the music industry”.

Israelite adds: “Serving music publishers and songwriters as NMPA’s President and CEO has been the greatest honour of my career. Working with the NMPA board is a privilege, and I am grateful that they have asked me to continue leading the fight on behalf of all songwriters and music publishers”.

Prior to joining the NMPA in 2005, Israelite held a number of positions within the US government, including as chair of the Department Of Justice’s Task Force On Intellectual Property.

If you’ve not yet listened to Israelite’s recent interview on the ‘And The Writer Is’ podcast, you really should stop wasting your life. I mean, what have you been listening to instead?