NMPA Honors NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison

Bart Herbison (L) and David Israelite (R). Photo: Gary Gershoff

NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison was honored in New York City with the NMPA Industry Legacy Award on Wednesday (June 13).

Herbison was feted by NMPA President & CEO David Israelite as well as songwriters Steve Bogard and Lee Thomas Miller. Bogard congratulated Herbison saying, “He’s a tireless, astute, master of the politically achievable, an outspoken critic of copyright injustice and the world’s biggest song nerd. Most importantly, after 15 years, he’s still one of my best friends in the world.”

Miller added, “For 20 years he’s been dressing misfits like me up and walking us through the halls of Capitol Hill looking for an opportunity to tell our story to someone who can help us. He is shameless.”

NMPA also honored singer-songwriter Alicia Keys with the NMPA Songwriter Icon Award at the event. Publisher Caroline Bienstock was honored with the Lifetime Service Award and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was presented the NMPA President’s Award.

The keynote was given by United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, Makan Delrahim, who addressed the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees.

Steve Bogard. Photo: Gary Gershoff


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