Trade Organizations

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Trade Organizations

Downtown’s executives sit on the boards of the National Music Publisher’s Association (NMPA) in the United States and the Music Publisher’s Association (MPA) in the United Kingdom, among others. These trade organizations exist to safeguard and promote the interests of music publishers and the writers they represent, to the government, the music industry, the media, and the public.

 

Downtown lends its voice to the working groups in technology, advocating for the benefits of songwriters nationally and internationally.

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NY is Music

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NY is Music

NY is Music is dedicated to advancing the importance of music in economic development, culture, and education in New York. Having worked with over 200 businesses and institutions encompassing every facet of New York's multi-dimensional music industry, the organization focuses on identifying and increasing awareness of the industry's cultural and economic impact, creating new networks of common interest, promoting music education, and supporting the future of New York's diverse music ecosystem. 
 
In June 2017, NY is Music partnered with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment to produce New York Music Month the city's official celebration of our diverse musical landscape, with free programming and resources for musicians, industry professionals, students, and fans.
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Sound Thinking NYC

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Sound Thinking NYC

A program developed by the CUNY Creative Arts Team and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with NY is Music, Sound Thinking NYC is a free program especially designed to open doors for young women to explore careers in the music industry. Addressing gender equity and building leadership skills in the music industry is a core component of this summer program that includes hands-on activities in music production and field trips to venues and sound production studios.
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