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
Music Education Advocacy Action Alert
To coincide with the House Appropriations Committee markup of the FY2017 Labor-HHS-Education bill markup, NAfME and the Music Education Roundtable has begun its grassroots advocacy push for Title IV, Part A funding. We urge you to contact your member
2016 Legislative Agenda
2016 Federal Appropriations Requests
Who We Are:
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is among the world’s largest arts education organizations, representing more than 60,000 music educators across the nation. Advocating at the fe
NMC Announces Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and Grand Ole Opry as 2016 American Eagle Award Honorees
The National Music Council will bring its annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee, for a second year in a row on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented each year in national celebration of
New Musical Instrument Carry-on Rules for Air Travel
After years of negotiating and lobbying, the AFM, in partnership with the airline carry-on coalition, marked the implementation of a final rule from the Department of Transportation regarding musical instruments as carry-on and checked baggage. The n
SAVE THE DATE! 2016 AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS AT SUMMER NAMM JUNE 23-25 – NASHVILLE, TN
The 2016 American Eagle Awards will be held at Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN. Please save the date for the 33rd Annual Awards Luncheon and Leadership in Music Symposium. Honorees to be announced.
Winter Music Education Policy Roundtable 2016 Federal Appropriations Requests
Who We Are:
The Music Education Policy Roundtable is a coalition of music and music education organizations which advocates on behalf of ensuring the continued presence and perseverance of high quality music programs in America’s schools. The Roun
Statement of Support by the Music Education Policy Roundtable On the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
Late last year, Congress reached a compromise agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The compromise bill, S. 1177, also known as the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” includes “music” and “arts” as part of the new “Well-Rounded Education” provision (previously known as “Core Academic Subjects”), which provides a number of increased opportunities for access to music education.
National Music Council And Music Publishers Association Announce 2015 Copyright Awareness Scholarship Winners
After reviewing hundreds of applications for the 2015 Copyright Awareness Scholarship we are pleased to announce this year’s big winners! First Prize (,000) went to Hannah Paine for her heartfelt and honest take on the value of music. Hannah, who just completed her first year at Chapman University, is studying film production.
NMC Mourns the Loss of Theodore Bikel
The National Music Council is profoundly saddened to note the passing of legendary performer and civil rights activist Theodore Bikel. Bikel was honored with the Council’s American Eagle Award in 2012 in recognition of his unique contribution to the
National Music Council Presents 2015 American Eagle Awards to Kris Kristofferson, Jim Lauderdale, Jim Halsey, Sherman Halsey & Music Makes Us
Nashville July 11, 2015 – The National Music Council continued its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville for the very first time on July 11th as part of the Summer NAMM Show events. The h
NMC Mourns the Passing of Jim Ed Brown
The National Music Council is profoundly saddened to note the passing of legendary songwriter and performer Jim Ed Brown. Jim was scheduled to appear at the annual American Eagle Awards gala this coming July 11 in Nashville, Tennessee. He will be m
National Music Council presents: Songwriters Fair Trade Panel at Summer NAMM in Nashville
The concept that industries around the world can be financially strengthened by voluntarily joining in support of “Fair Trade” agreements is a trend that has taken hold in the 21st century. The Fair Trade Coffee movement is just one example among many of how the public’s support for ensuring fair treatment to everyone in an industry’s value chain can both build more financially robust businesses and protect the rights and livelihoods of individuals.
National Music Council Announces Special Award To Nashville Mayor’s Office, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Country Music Association & CMA Foundation for Music Makes Us Initiative
New York, New York – The National Music Council will continue its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville, Tennessee, for the very first time on July 11, 2015. A special award will be pres
National Music Council Set To Honor Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride, Jim Lauderdale, Jim & Sherman Halsey and Others at 32nd Annual American Eagle Awards in Nashville
New York City – The National Music Council will continue its 75th Anniversary Celebrations by bringing its Annual American Eagle Awards presentation to Nashville for the very first time on July 11th. The highly prestigious Eagle Awards are presented
Ask Congress to #StandWithSongwriters
The Songwriter Equity Act has been reintroduced. Take action now!
We are happy to report that Senators Hatch (R-UT), Whitehouse (D-RI), Alexander (R-TN), and Corker (R-TN) and Representatives Collins (R-GA) and Jeffries (D-NY) have recently reintr
NMC Supports NY State Music Tax Credit Legislation – Join Us in Our Advocacy Effort
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 Nat
Can you creatively tell us why copyright is important? If so, you could win up to ,000!
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 wan
2015 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
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 El
Members Requested to Help Spread the Word About NMC Award Winning Copyright Education Materials
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
National Music Council and Music Publishers Association Announce 2014 Copyright Awareness Scholarship Winners
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 A