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David Israelite - MMA

If you’re a songwriter or music industry professional, or if you’re working to become one, this episode is required listening. Our guest, whose episode was previously featured in Season 2 is unlike any other, in that he’s not a songwriter, yet works tirelessly on behalf of ALL songwriters. He’s been the CEO and President of the National Music Publishers’ Association for the past 13 years, where he implemented landmark legal successes for publisher and songwriter royalty rate agreements and continues to work on increasing the value of intellectual property. His work has made an invaluable impact on the furthering the progression of the Music Modernization Act (MMA) which is new legislation that aims to improve royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era. He serves on several boards including the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has previously served in senior positions within the U.S. Government. We are grateful to have him as our industry’s backbone, standing up for songwriter rights and compensation. We are sharing key points from his episode to help inform you on the history of music copyrights, our modern-day industry and the current strides to reform and regulate copyright law. And The Writers Is… David Israelite!


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AND THE WRITER IS...With Ross Golan

Every week, we sit down with an acclaimed and venerable songwriter to intimately discuss what happens behind closed doors in the music industry. There are millions of singers, thousands of artists and only the top 40 songs per genre at a time... This podcast is about the people who make them.

Produced by Joe London & Ross Golan

in association with

Big Deal Music & Mega House Music