NMPA To Honor Brandi Carlile, Ashley Gorley At Annual Meeting In June
The National Music Publishers’ Association has announced the honorees and keynote for its Annual Meeting at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on June 14.
Nine-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and producer Brandi Carlile will receive this year’s NMPA Songwriter Icon Award. Warner Music Group CEO Robert Kyncl will deliver a keynote conversation, and the event will also feature the first-ever NMPA Non-Performing Songwriter Icon Award presented to mega hit-maker Ashley Gorley. RIAA Chairman and CEO Mitch Glazier will also be presented with the NMPA Industry Legacy Award.
The event will feature surprise tribute performances and in-depth panels. An impactful lawmaker will be presented with the NMPA President’s Award, which this year will go to Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) for his leadership on the Music Modernization Act and CASE Act. This year’s State of the Industry address will examine the new streaming rates which recently went into effect.
“Brandi Carlile is in a class of her own,” says NMPA President & CEO David Israelite. “A critical success who has become a cultural and commercial force, she consistently has delivered stunning lyrics and vocals that cut to the heart of the human experience. We are thrilled to celebrate what she has given and continues to give to the craft of songwriting.”
He adds, “We are also honored to celebrate the success of Ashley Gorley, a singular talent in songwriting. A recipient of an astonishing 210 Gold & Platinum songwriting certifications, he is easily the most successful songwriter in country music. His dominance comes from honing influences from hip hop to rock and incorporating them into his unique style. He is responsible for widening and growing the entire genre.”
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