News 2018-04-13T10:35:01+00:00


The goal of the PMA is to provide our members with the latest information, tools, education and resources in order to maintain the value of the production music industry. The below are articles, infographics, partner announcements, etc. aimed at keeping all of our members informed on industry developments and announcements.

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Production Music Is a Billion-Dollar Business (Study)

Production music is a $1 billion global industry “hidden in plain sight” that is ready for its close-up, according to Joe Saba, who promises to deliver just that with the fourth annual Production Music Conference, Oct. 4-6 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Saba, […]

NMPA’s David Israelite Keynotes the 2017 Production Music Conference: ‘The Licensing System Is Broken’

One of the key takeaways from his speech: 'The value of our music is more important than the process by which we license it.' Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Production Music Association (PMA) is wrapping its fourth annual Production […]

Networks Need to Stop Shaking Down Music Composers (Guest Column)

This week, the Production Music Association will hold its annual conference in Los Angeles. Production music represents a significant yet often overlooked segment of the music industry. The PMA conference will bring together hundreds of songwriters and composers to talk about making music for […]

Official PMA Statement Re: Spotify ‘Fake Artists’ Story Grows More Complicated as Site Continues to Level Accusations

PMA Official Statement: The Production Music Association (PMA) does not support Epidemic’s royalty-free business model. There should be no confusion in people’s minds between Epidemic's specific practices and production music in general. Epidemic’s requirement that a composer not be affiliated […]

A Note to the PMA Members in Regards to the Recent DOJ Recommendation

Dear PMA Member, Over the past two years, the U.S. Department of Justice led a review of the decades-old consent decrees that govern how ASCAP and BMI operate. For years these two PROs, along with songwriters, publishers, and myriad of […]

Upcoming Event: Navigating the Brave New World Of Trailer Music Licensing

February 16, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST Sportsmen's Lodge 12825 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA Licensing music for trailers can be lucrative and creatively rewarding - but understanding the rights, rates, clearances and deal structures involved can be a veritable […]

PMA stands with PROs on fractional licensing

The US Dept. of Justice is currently considering a drastic change in the way that music is licensed through the PROs, specifically the elimination of fractional licensing.  This seemingly innocuous development would likely have wide-ranging and damaging effects on the value […]

Mark Awards Winners Announced!

We would like to congratulate the following winners of 2015 Mark Awards!   Best Ambient Track “40 Winks” 9 Lives Music Best Dance Track “Timeout” SuperPitch Best Electronic Track “Indigo” MYMA Best Hip Hop Track “We The Light” FirstCom Music Best […]