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The Music Publishers Association Launches Student Membership

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The Music Publishers Association (MPA) is delighted to announce the launch of a new student membership category. Student membership will accompany the MPA’s current publisher and corporate associate membership categories and aims to provide greater opportunities for students wishing to pursue a career in music publishing, whether as employee or entrepreneur.

The benefits include full member discounts on all MPA training, including the MPA Induction for Newcomers to Music Publishing and the MMF/MPA Professional Development Programme, as well as a free exclusive student member only networking event with established music publishers, entry to some MPA social events and interview skills training.

The MPA student membership follows a number of other MPA initiatives that support students with an interest in the field. These include the Richard Toeman Scholarship and the Graduate Certificate in Editorial and Production, a one of its kind course in the UK that provides comprehensive training for those starting or developing a career in editorial and production of printed music products across print and digital media.

Jane Dyball, CEO, MPA Group Companies, said “The MPA has been central in the education of the next generation of music publishers with our world famous induction course; only music publishers can properly train future music publishers. A student membership will not only give students the ability to learn about our business from the experts, it will also provide our members with a database full of eager potential employees.”

Natasha Baldwin, Chair of the MPA’s Education & Training Committee, said “It is vital that we open up music publishing to as many people as possible. We want the next generation to learn about our business and what better way to do that than from the inside. We want tomorrow’s entrepreneurs to learn about the issues facing our industry so that they can build the strongest most robust industry possible.”

The fee for Student Membership is £50 (inclusive of VAT) per year. Membership lasts from 1st January until 31st December each year and Student Members can renew their membership for a maximum of four consecutive years. A special discounted fee of £35 (inclusive of VAT) will be offered during this, the inaugural, year.

You can download an application form and a full list of student membership benefits below.