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 Supports NY State Music Tax Credit Legislation – Join Us in Our Advocacy Effort

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March 5th, 2015

Legislation is pending in Albany that would provide a tax credit for music that is created and produced in New York. The legislation was conceived by Brooklyn Assemblyman Joe Lentol, and is championed by a coalition called New York is Music. The National Music Council supports the measure, and encourages the music community – especially [...]

National Music Council to Honor Charley Pride, Jim Lauderdale, Jim & Sherman Halsey at the 2015 American Eagle Awards in Nashville

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March 3rd, 2015

The National Music Council has announced that 2015 American Eagle Awards will be presented to Charley Pride, Jim Lauderdale and Jim & Sherman Halsey; additional honorees to be announced in the near future. The Council will host their annual awards, Leadership in Music Symposium and membership meeting at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville on [...]

Can you creatively tell us why copyright is important? If so, you could win up to $5,000!

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March 3rd, 2015

The National Music Council and the Music Publishers Association are looking for students to creatively present their viewpoints, in video format, on “The Importance of Intellectual Property and Copyright Law”. Here are some questions you might want to think about when making your submission: Who does copyright protect? Why is it important to protect intellectual [...]

SAVE THE DATE: NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND 2015 AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS TO BE HELD JULY 11 IN NASHVILLE

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January 27th, 2015

NMC’s 2015 American Eagle Awards, Leadership in Music Symposium and annual membership meeting will be held in Nashville on the afternoon of July 11th. 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. [...]

2015 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

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January 26th, 2015

On January 13th the Music Education Policy Roundtable, a coalition of likeminded organizations and institutions, advocating for high quality music education in America’s schools, identified its legislative priorities for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
The Music Education Policy Roundtable has outlined these priorities for Congress: To create policies and teaching environments [...]

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

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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 [...]