U.S. National Music Council to Honor Ray and Vivian Chew at 39th Annual American Eagle Awards in Las Vegas
The National Music Council of the United States is proud to announce it will honor music visionaries Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew at the organization’s 39th annual American Eagle Awards on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at the American Federation of Musicians Convention in Las Vegas. The honors are presented each year in recognition of those who have made career-long contributions to American musical culture, to promoting the ideal of music education
NMC Briefing Paper Uniquely Traces the History of Global Music Repression
As an important feature of the landmark, NMC/IMC joint Symposium on Protecting Free Speech in Music scheduled to premiere on March 3rd in conjunction with international Music Freedom Day, a briefing paper tracing the history of global music repression will be made available to the public for the very first time. The compendium, prepared by NMC Chair Charles J. Sanders and containing dozens of links to musical sources, will serve to provide music
Protecting Free Speech in the Global Music Landscape: National Music Council and IMC to Webcast Joint Symposium on Political Violence Against Music Creators and Performers
The National Music Council of the United States (NMC), in collaboration with its global partner, the Paris-based International Music Council (IMC), is proud to announce the premiere on March 3, 2023 at 9 am EST / 3 pm CET of a landmark Symposium addressing the recent spike in political violence against songwriters, composers and music performers throughout the world.
ARTISTS UNDER BOYCOTT – Sanctions Against Russian Artists and Their Work: Their Impact on Artistic Freedom and Other Fundamental Rights
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has resulted in severe violations of rights guaranteed under international law, the impact of which cannot be overstated. At Avant-Garde Lawyers (AGL), we are in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and are committed to providing specialized support to vulnerable artists on both sides of the border in this geopolitical conflict.
National Music Council Membership Meeting January 19, 2023
Join us for our annual membership meeting on Thursday, January 19th at the BMI Offices in New York City. We encourage you to attend in person, but a virtual option via Zoom will be provided.
NMC Mourns the Passing of Bob McGrath
The National Music Council mourns the passing of our longtime friend and colleague, Bob McGrath. If Bob was not the nicest man in show business, he was certainly in the running. His joy in sharing his knowledge, kindness and wonder with the children of the world left an indelible, positive mark on generations of kids who passed through the friendly, musical confines of Sesame Street.
Musical Culture and Economics Rest on Both Speech Freedoms and Copyright Protections
With the suppression of artistic freedoms on the rise throughout the world, it remains clear that many governments continue to view the longstanding practice of lashing out against music creators to be an especially effective strategy in discouraging political dissent.
A Message From the NMC President and Chair
Autumn’s return is traditionally a time for reflection and reevaluation, and we’re happy to report how excited we are concerning the current state and trajectory of NMC. Each of our goals rests upon the laudable motivations of supporting music creation and performance, defending and advocating for creators’ rights, and teaching music throughout the United States and the world.
National Music Council of the United States Presents Progressive Rock Icon, Creators’ Rights Activist and Music Educator David Lowery with the Prestigious American Eagle Award for 2022
Los Angeles, California, June 8, 2022 – On June 2, the National Music Council of the United States presented progressive rock icon, creators’ rights activist and music educator David Lowery with its 2022 American Eagle Award. NMC is the Congressionally chartered umbrella organization representing virtually all of the most active music industry groups in America, and has bestowed the highly prestigious award just 38 times in its over eight