NMPA Honors Include Senator Corker, Billy Joel, Among Others

NMPAThe National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) will honor Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, Legendary singer-songwriter Billy Joel, Former ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento, and publisher Ralph Peer II during their annual meeting in New York City on June 17.

The event will feature performances by Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes and singer-songwriters Westrin & Mowry. The keynote address will be given by National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu.

Senator Corker will receive the NMPA President’s Award that night from his efforts aimed at resolving the issues the digital age is causing music publishers and songwriters.

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker

Billy Joel will be honored for his contributions to songwriting and advocacy for his profession.

The first-ever NMPA Industry Legacy Award will be presented to LoFrumento and the Lifetime Service Awards will go to Ralph Peer II for his career in music publishing.

“This year is incredibly significant for music publishers and songwriters, so it is only fitting that we have such important honorees at our Annual Meeting,” said NMPA President and CEO David Israelite. “Additionally, we’re excited to recognize Senator Corker’s steadfast commitment to helping songwriters succeed. Without his leadership helping creators achieve a fair wage in a free market, we would not be making the progress I believe we are making today.”

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