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Chris Barkley Named NMPA SVP of Government Affairs – Billboard


The Nationwide Music Publishers’ Affiliation (NMPA) has employed Chris Barkley as its senior vice chairman of presidency affairs.

The NMPA’s new rent has 20 years of expertise engaged on Capitol Hill, together with roles within the Home of Representatives and the Senate. Most not too long ago, Barkley served as deputy chief of employees for coverage for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) the place he was lively in advising on coverage and laws and supporting Romney’s function on the Whip Workforce. He has additionally served because the coverage director for the Senate Republican Coverage Committee below Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) and as senior coverage adviser for former Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE).

Since 2022, Barkley has been an adjunct professor on the College of Pennsylvania Carey College of Legislation.

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“Chris joins NMPA with invaluable experience from years of perception aiding policymakers and discovering consensus to maneuver essential laws,” says NMPA president and CEO David Israelite. “Having him lead NMPA’s lobbying technique throughout all aspects of presidency shall be massively beneficial to music creators. As AI and different evolving applied sciences threaten the worth of music, it’s extra vital than ever to have a powerful voice in authorities on behalf of songwriters. As a essential advisor on influential committees and for senior lawmakers, his information is nearly unmatched with regards to understanding what it takes to make massive issues occur.”

“Songwriters face extra authorities regulation than anybody else within the music trade,” says Barkley. “There’s a lot work to be executed to permit publishers and creators to realize the complete worth of their work. My expertise throughout Capitol Hill has primed me for this chance and I’m thrilled to advocate for folks whose work I respect and admire.”

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