National Music Publishers Association writes a letter to Chevy regarding Grooveshark

The following statement was just released by the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), a coalition of songwriters and publishers.

For Immediate Release
April 4, 2013

STATEMENT FROM: NMPA President and CEO David Israelite

RE: Chevrolet Terminating Affiliation with Grooveshark

“Chevrolet has announced it is terminating any relationship with the theft site Grooveshark. On behalf of all of America’s songwriters, I applaud Chevrolet for severing all ties with this company.

Grooveshark’s failure to pay for the music it uses is tantamount to stealing. Chevrolet has had a long and close relationship with music and those who create it. This decision shows respect to songwriters and the principle that creators deserve fair pay for their work.”

About the NMPA
Founded in 1917, the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) is the trade association representing American music publishers and their songwriting partners. The NMPA’s mandate is to protect and advance the interests of music publishers and songwriters in matters relating to the domestic and global protection of music copyrights.