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February 7, 2019

Time: 11:30 - 1:45 p.m.

GRAMMY® Week panel with special guest David Israelite/NMPA

This event is now closed, but please note that we we will be accepting walk-ups tomorrow, who will be guaranteed entry and seating in the side room (where we will send a video feed of the presentation to a projector & screen there) 

Join David Israelite for an update on what’s happening in Washington since the Music Modernization Act was signed into law last October.

The MMA creates an open, transparent database housing song copyright ownership information from which digital services can get a blanket license to play music. This “collective” will be the first of its kind in the U.S and will be run by songwriters and music publishers and paid for by digital services. David will discuss the ongoing industry-wide consensus submission to the U.S. Copyright Office as well as the timeline for designation.

In addition to the MMA and the MLC submission, he will provide an update on the CRB, ongoing settlements and many other important issues.


David Israelite
President & CEO, NMPA



AIMP Panel

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Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 N. La Cienega Blvd. (near Wilshire)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

David Israelite/NMPA and Teri Nelson Carpenter/Reel Muzik Werks and AIMP LA Chapter President
photo by Lester Cohen

A full house for David!

Additional attendees enjoyed lunch and viewed David's presentation via video feed in Lawry's Oval Room.   

Additional Speaker Information

David M. Israelite is President and CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), a position he has held since February 2005. Israelite is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the NMPA’s operations, from legal strategy and implementation to government affairs and advocacy. His tenure to date has produced landmark legal successes on behalf of publishers, groundbreaking industry collaboration in royalty rate agreements and raised the profile of the publishing community within the music industry. He has been named to Billboard’s Power 100 multiple times and serves on several boards including the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Special Olympics DC. Prior to leading NMPA, Israelite held senior positions in various capacities for the U.S. government including at the Department of Justice where he was appointed Chairman of the Department’s Task Force on Intellectual Property and in the U.S. Senate where he was chief of staff for Missouri Senator Kit Bond. Israelite earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri and his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College.

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