The MPA (Music Publishers Association) has launched a new student membership, aimed at providing opportunities for students looking to pursue a career in music publishing.
Student membership benefits include 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 networking event with established music publishers, entry to MPA social events and interview skills training.
The MPA student membership is the latest in a number of MPA initiatives designed to support students.. These include the Richard Toeman Scholarship and the Graduate Certificate in Editorial and Production, a one of its kind course in the UK providing 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 and training committee, added: “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.”
A full list of student membership benefits and sign up details can be found here.