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
National Music Council to Honor Musician, Songwriter and Music Advocate David Lowery at 38th Annual American Eagle Awards
The National Music Council of the United States will honor musician, songwriter, journalist, blogger, producer, and rights activist David Lowery at its 38th annual American Eagle Awards on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona Calls on States, Districts, & Higher Ed Institutions to Address Nationwide Teacher Shortage & Bolster Student Recovery with American Rescue Plan Funds.
The National Music Council applauds US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on his call to use American Rescue Plan funds to bolster student recovery. NMC encourages states, districts and higher education institutions to make music and the arts a big part of this effort!
New World Trade Agreement Will Continue to Protect Music Creators
The National Music Council of the United States, along with its music community colleagues, is extremely gratified that its efforts to curb the illegitimate expansion of the fair use doctrine in various foreign nations during the global pandemic have met with success!