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 Association. Joining with other educational outreach organizations like the National Music Council and the National Association for Music Education, the MPA has awarded more than $50,000 in funds.

The winners are:

1st prize: Sean Musaeus of Portland, Oregon:

Sean Musaeus is a Sophomore at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. While he has yet to declare his major, he’s been focusing on music and biology but also has interests in photography, filmmaking and fiction-writing.

2nd prize: Inioluwa Oguntola of Fayetteville, New York:

Inioluwa Oguntola is a senior at Manlius Pebble High School in Fayetteville, New York. He plans to study engineering in the fall, though he hasn’t settled on where he will head for school.

3rd prize: Sunny Yang of Chicago, Illinois:

Sunny Yang is a college junior at the Illinois Institute of Technology studying marketing business, marketing and advertising.

We would also like to extend a round of applause to our honorable mention students Matthew Randall, Thomas Phelan and Josiah Brown. We are sure all of these students have a bright future ahead of them in the fields they wish to pursue.

Judges were extremely impressed with the creativity that this year’s students brought to the table, and commend all of the brave students who told us why copyright and intellectual property is important. .

About the Music Publishers Association
Founded in 1895, the Music Publishers Association is the oldest music trade organization in the United States, fostering communication among publishers, dealers, music educators, and all ultimate users of music.

This non-profit association addresses itself to issues pertaining to every area of music publishing with an emphasis on the issues relevant to the publishers of print music for concert and educational purposes.