Music Business Worldwide

David Israelite, CEO, NMPA: Spotify vs. Songwriters

March 11, 2019 Music Business Worldwide Season 1 Episode 9
Music Business Worldwide
David Israelite, CEO, NMPA: Spotify vs. Songwriters
Show Notes

David Israelite is President and CEO of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).

The NMPA is up in arms over the fact that Spotify and Amazon - in addition to Google and Pandora – are objecting to a ruling offering songwriters a streaming pay rise in the United States.

Apple Music has declined to oppose the royalty rate rise, which has been decided by the Copyright Royalty Board.

David explains: "[Spotify and Amazon] have shown their true colors. They don't respect songwriters, they are attacking songwriters to try to cut what they pay them. It's time for everybody to rise up and say: enough."