Founded in 1940 and chartered by the 84th Congress in 1956, the National Music Council represents the United States to the International Music Council/UNESCO. The Council acts as a clearing house for the joint opinion and decision of its members and is dedicated to strengthening the importance of music in our life and culture.

NMC “Copy Kid” PSA Wins Best Community/Public Service Award at New York Emmy Awards

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April 1st, 2014

The National Music Council/ Music Publishers’ Association “Copy Kid” animated PSA that encourages young people to respect the rights of creators won best Community/Public Service Award at the 57th Annual New York Emmy® Awards. The animation, created by Bevin Carnes is part of a new, innovative education tool for primary school students designed to teach [...]

Music Education Policy Roundtable to hold Congressional Briefing on April 3rd… We invite your participation…

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April 1st, 2014

The National Association for Music Education and the Music Education Policy Roundtable, of which the National Music Council is a member, have been invited to develop and participate in a Congressional briefing on the importance of maintaining access to music education programs. The briefing, sponsored by Rock and Roll Caucus and Caucus Co-chair, Marcia Fudge [...]

NMC “Respecting Creator’s Rights” PSA Nominated for Two Emmy Awards

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February 11th, 2014

The 57th Annual New York Emmy® Award nominations include two for the National Music Council/ Music Publishers’ Association “Copy Kid” animated PSA that encourages kids to respect the rights of creators. The piece is nominated in both the Community/Public Service and Graphic Arts/Animation categories. The animation is part of a new, innovative education tool for [...]

National Music Council to Present 2014 American Eagle Awards in Nashville

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February 11th, 2014

Plans are underway to hold the NMC’s 2014 American Eagle Awards, Leadership in Music Symposium and annual membership meeting in Nashville this coming July. The presentations will coincide with the International Musical Product Association’s Summer NAMM Show. This will be the first time the American Eagle Awards will be held outside of New York City. [...]

National Music Council/Music Education Policy Roundtable Summary of Recent Capitol Hill Education Activities

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February 11th, 2014

January 15, 2014 Earlier this week, Congress released a final, bipartisan omnibus spending bill to fund all discretionary federal programs through the end of the current fiscal year. The bill is generally good news for education, restoring nearly all pre-sequester levels and including significant increases for early childhood education. The bill contains $67 billion in [...]

International Music Council Holds 5th World Forum on Music

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February 11th, 2014

The IMC, together with the Queensland Conservatorium, organized the 5th IMC World Forum on Music in Brisbane, Australia from November 21-24. Some of the Forum’s sessions were recorded and are available for viewing here. As part of the Forum, the IMC presented its Musical Rights Awards. The winners were ‘Orchestra of Indigenous Instruments and New [...]

International Music Council Sets its Compass for the Future

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February 11th, 2014

Paris, 9 December 2013. – The 35th General Assembly of the International Music Council, held in Brisbane, Australia, 24-25 November 2013, adopted a series of key decisions that will pave the way to building greater capacity of the organization and its members to work towards its vision to be the world’s leading professional organization dedicated [...]