NMPA Will Honor SESAC’s Pat Collins With Industry Legacy Award

Pat Collins

Pat Collins

Pat Collins, Vice Chairman of SESAC, will be presented with the Industry Legacy Award by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) on June 8 in Manhattan.

NMPA will also honor singer-songwriter, musician and philanthropist Sting with its Songwriter Icon Award. Additionally, NMPA President & CEO David Israelite will host a keynote discussion with legendary manager, executive and visionary Irving Azoff.

The NMPA President’s Award will be given to Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) for his contributions to helping creators survive in the digital age. Additionally, esteemed attorney and music publisher John Eastman will be given the Lifetime Service Award.

Nashville singer-songwriter Devin Dawson will kick off the event, followed by Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville band The Last Bandoleros, plus a special performance by Sting.

“I am incredibly excited to honor Sting at this year’s Annual Meeting,” said NMPA President & CEO David Israelite. “He is a household name not only for leading The Police and his work as a solo artist, but also through his unsurpassed songwriting. Additionally, I am thrilled to hear from Irving Azoff who has made an indelible mark on music, and to celebrate John and Pat, both of whom have provided leadership that continues to guide our industry.”

Israelite added, “As Congress continues to play a huge role in songwriters’ future, I look forward to honoring Congressman Jeffries who has been a leader in advancing the Songwriter Equity Act.”

Each year, the NMPA holds its Annual Meeting at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square the night prior to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner.

Israelite will deliver his yearly State of the Industry Address, which will include new publishing industry data and a forecast for what’s to come.


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