Songwriters Liz Rose, Ross Golan Join NMPA Board Of Directors

The National Music Publishers’ Association has added two songwriters to its Board of Directors. Liz Rose and Ross Golan have joined the NMPA Board and will take part in guiding the NMPA’s mission of protecting and advancing music publishers and songwriters, it was announced at the NMPA’s annual meeting in New York.

“The addition of two songwriters to our board is one of the most significant and meaningful changes to NMPA’s leadership in its 102-year history,” said NMPA President & CEO David Israelite. “NMPA has always represented the songwriting community as the partners of music publishers and that partnership has been on full display through our two most recent victories in the Copyright Royalty Board and with the signing of the Music Modernization Act. Neither of these triumphs could have been achieved without our work alongside songwriters and our partnership with the organizations who represent them. I am thrilled that the NMPA Board of Directors unanimously agreed to amend our Bylaws to add two songwriters, and I am even more thrilled that those songwriters are Liz Rose and Ross Golan, both of whom have been immeasurably important in our mutual mission to realize the true value of songs.”

“Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) applauds the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) for including two songwriters on their Board of Directors. Ross Golan, and Liz Rose, who is also a member of NSAI’s Board of Directors, are experienced advocates and will be true assets to the NMPA Board,” said NSAI Exec Director Bart Herbison. “This move is historic, timely, and the input of these two songwriters will prove beneficial to NMPA’s core mission.”

Among the honorees during the annual meeting was Ryan Tedder, who was presented with the NMPA Songwriter Icon Award as well as the rare Diamond Award for “Counting Stars” presented by RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier with NMPA President & CEO David Israelite. Tedder holds the most certifications of any NMPA Icon with 27 Gold and Platinum verified hits.


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