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April 16, 2012

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

PMA Annual Meeting

You & your associates are invited to attend
The Advocates:  Shaping the Future of Music & Copyright
 Now, more than ever before, it's critically important for your future and that of our industry to know what's at stake in the world of music publishing and copyrights.  Join the PMA for a behind-the-scenes evening with the NSAI* and discover how working with Congress gets results.  Hear the latest updates from your advocates at the PMA & the NSAI and learn what needs to be done to protect and sustain our professional communities.
Monday, April 16th
6:00 PM
Las Vegas Hilton Hotel
Ballroom B

Las Vegas, NV
RSVP to Debra@pmamusic


Speakers include:
Steve Bogard President, NSAI
Bart HerbisonExecutive Director, NSAI
Members of the PMA Board of Directors
*About the NSAI:  The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit trade association dedicated to the service of professional and amateur songwriters in all genres of music. Founded in 1967, NSAI now represents a membership of over 20,000 current and past members with over 110 chapters throughout the world.  (more)
Speaker Bios:
Steve Bogard
President, NSAI
A Kansas native raised in Florida, Steve Bogard has served as NSAI President since 2006.  His songwriting credits include Jack Ingram’s “Wherever You Are”,  Dierks Bentley’s “Long Trip Alone”, “Every Mile A Memory” (a 2007 Grammy nominee for Best Country Song) and many more hit songs.  Bogard, along with Bart Herbison, have established Songwriters Caucuses in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate and have met with government officials on Capital Hill more than 2,000 times.  
Bart Herbison
Executive Director, NSAI
Bart is Executive Director of the National Songwriters Association, including the California Songwriters Association, the Nashville Songwriters Association International and the Texas Songwriters Association.  A Paris, Tenn., native, Herbison worked as a reporter and spent 14 years in radio before joining the staff of former Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter in 1987.  Herbison joined the staff of U.S. Rep. Bob Clement (D-Nashville) in 1988.  During the next 10 years, Herbison served as the Tennessee Congressman’s Press Secretary, Campaign Manager and Chief Administrative Officer before leaving Capitol Hill for Music Row in 1997.
Randy Wachtler, 615 Music Companies; Chairman     
Adam Taylor, APM; Vice Chairman  
Ron Mendelsohn, Megatrax; Secretary  
Ivy Tomback, Litchfield Entertainment; Treasurer  
Norman Chesky, Manhattan Production Music  
Joel Goodman, Cue Music
Yoav Goren, Immediate Music
Gary Gross, Universal Publishing Production Music
Cassie Lord, 5 Alarm Music
Joe Saba, Videohelper
Randy Thornton, Non-Stop Music
Debra Young Krizman. Executive Director


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