The Music Publishers Association (MPA) has announced the launch of its new student membership aimed at providing more opportunities for those looking for a music publishing career.
Student membership will accompany the MPA’s current publisher and corporate associate membership categories and aims to provide greater opportunities for students, either as an employee or entrepreneur.
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.
There will also be a free exclusive student member only networking event with established music publishers, entry to some MPA social events and interview skills training.
Jane Dyball, MPA Group Companies chief executive officer, 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, MPA’s Education and Training Committee chair, 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 1 January until 31 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.
Visit the MPA website to find out more and apply.