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.

Members Requested to Help Spread the Word About NMC Award Winning Copyright Education Materials

October 9th, 2014

The NMC board is requesting that member organizations promote our new, innovative education tool for primary school students designed to teach respect and admiration for creators, inventors and their works. The program was created by the National Music Council and Music Publishers’ Association to teach young students the consequences of disrespecting the rights of creators, [...]

National Music Council and Music Publishers Association Announce 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship Winners

October 9th, 2014

The NMC and MPA have announced the winners of the 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship for creative videos that engage students in copyright and intellectual property protection. The scholarship award was introduced in 2010 by the Music Publishers Association. Joining with other educational outreach organizations like the National Music Council and the National Association for Music [...]

NMC to Promote Copyright Education Program at Nashville NAfME Conference

October 9th, 2014

The National Music Council will be promoting its I Made It… Please Don’t Steal It copyright education tools at the National Association for Music Education conference in Nashville on October 26-29. We invite and encourage you to stop by our booth!


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October 9th, 2014

ADVOCACY ACTION: Sign the NAfME / petition to Department of Education and Congress: “You say music is a core subject, it’s time your policies reflect that.” Sign the Petition HERE!

Music Education Policy Roundtable Lobbies 114th Congress

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October 9th, 2014

The Music Education Policy Roundtable, of which NMC is a member, has drafted the following letter to the 114th Congress. We encourage everyone to support these policies by writing letters of their own to legislators. Dear Senator/Representative: On the eve of the 114th Congress, and with the state of our nation’s prekindergarten-12th schools ever in [...]

Music Education News

October 9th, 2014

Check out new music education news including the new National Core Music Standards, recent Gallup Poll on public attitudes toward public schools, the adoption of the STEAM Curriculum in California, New Jersey’s pioneering support for Music and Arts Education, and a GAO Report Commission on No Child Left Behind. Announcing the New National Core Music [...]

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 [...]