NMPA Adds VP & Senior Counsel, Litigation

Erich Carey

Erich Carey

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has hired Erich Carey as VP & Senior Counsel, Litigation.

Prior to his work with NMPA, Carey worked for six years as an attorney at New York City law firm Pryor Cashman LLP, in its Litigation, Digital Media and Entertainment practice groups. His experience includes advocating for music publishers in litigation concerning the impact of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees on digital music services, representing representing EMI Records in shutting down website Grooveshark and performing due diligence in connection with the sale of the EMI recorded music and music publishing catalogs to Universal Music Group and Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Carey graduated from Amherst College and Fordham Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, and received honors as the graduating student with the highest grades in intellectual property courses.

Additionally, Carey is an actively performing singer/songwriter, has recorded two albums of original material, has twice earned honorable mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and has performed for heads of state including former U.S. President William J. Clinton and members of Congress.

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