National Music Council to Honor Crystal Gayle, Patti Smith and Harry Shearer With 2017 American Eagle Awards at Summer NAMM Show
Nashville, TN – The National Music Council has announced that country music legend Crystal Gayle, singer, songwriter and poet Patti Smith, and comic, actor, writer, musician and creators’ rights activist Harry Shearer will be honored at the organizat
Arts Advocacy Day 2017
3… 2… 1… Advocate! 600+ arts advocates from across the country convene on Capitol Hill March 20–21, 2017 for the 30th annual National Arts Action Summit. Now is the time to make sure new and returning members of Congress hear how essential the arts and arts education are to your community. Click here to contact your representative!
Tell Congress to Save the NEA
The Trump administration’s FY2018 budget proposal calls for termination of funding for the National Endowment for the Arts—the first American President in history to do so. With your help, we are committed to making the case that the NEA makes our nation’s economy and communities better. Take two minutes now to contact your elected representatives and tell them to #SAVEtheNEA.
National Music Council Letter to the New Congress for Arts Advocacy Day 2017
The members of the National Music Council, who together represent some one million individuals, are unified in a commitment to support music education because we know how much a balanced, sequential education that includes music can bring to the development of our young people.
Music Education Roundtable Message to the New Administration
The National Music Council is a member of the Music Education Roundtable, whose constituents believe that all children, regardless of circumstance, should have access to high-quality in-school music programs. Intertwined with our great society, music is central to America’s history and how we share that history and tradition with our nation’s children.
Arts Advocacy Day 2017 March 20-21 Washington, D.C.
Arts Advocacy Day brings together a broad cross section of America’s cultural and civic organizations, along with more than 500 grassroots advocates from across the country, to underscore the importance of developing strong public policies and appropriating increased public funding for the arts.
NMC/MPA Announce 2016 Student Video Scholarship Winners
The NMC and Music Publishers Association are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Copyright Awareness Scholarship! First prize went to Tara Troiano for her simple and heartfelt message about the difficulty of building a future as a musician when people are illegally downloading content online. Tara is a sophomore at Frisco High School in Frisco, Texas, and hopes to attend college to study film, music, and business.
Music Education Roundtable: ACTION ALERT
After a usual long summer recess, Congress came back in session on Tuesday, September 6. With less than a month remaining until the fiscal deadline, Congress will more than likely pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to temporarily fund the government. So how does this effect “Well-Rounded” programs within ESSA? Regardless of the CR’s duration, Congress will also begin negotiations for an Omnibus bill. Although none of the House and Senate appropriations bills made it beyond Committee approval, these serve as a touchstone for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees as they craft an Omnibus bill.
Dear Congress: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is Broken and No Longer Works for Creators.
As songwriters and artists who are vital contributing force to the U.S. and to American exports around the world, we are writing to express our concern about the ability of the next generation of creators to earn a living.
MUSIC COMMUNITY & ARTISTS TO CONGRESS: FIX THE DMCA
Remember watching the little orange AOL man walk across your screen as you waited to log on to the Internet? Hearing “You’ve Got Mail” upon entering the World Wide Web was a cultural phenomenon that excited everyone lucky enough to be granted access
National Music Council Presents 2016 American Eagle Awards to Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and Grand Ole Opry At Summer NAMM
The National Music Council’s annual American Eagle Awards were presented at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN for a second year in a row on Saturday, June 25. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of an indivi