The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today (5/7) announced that Barry Coburn, Founder and Co-President of Ten Ten Music Group, and Zach Horowitz, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, have been appointed to the organization’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. The two were elected at a recent NMPA board meeting.
An accomplished music publisher and industry leader, Coburn heads Ten Ten Music Group whose catalog represents hundreds of recorded singles and album tracks. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Atlantic Records’ Nashville division and prior to that managed Alan Jackson, Diamond Rio and New Zealand favorite Split Enz among other successful clients. He is also a member of the ASCAP Board.
Horowitz was recently made Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), one of the world’s largest music publishing companies, with offices in over 40 countries around the world. Before the appointment, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Music Group, Inc., the world’s largest music company. While in that role, he orchestrated UMG’s acquisition and integration of Rondor Music (then the world’s largest independent music publishing company), Polygram Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing.
“The NMPA benefits greatly from the experience of individuals like Barry and Zach,” said David Israelite, President and CEO of the NMPA. “I thank them for their willingness to help our growing membership as we tackle global and domestic issues important to songwriters and music publishers.”