The National Music Publishers' Association today announced that AEROSMITH frontman and accomplished songwriter Steven Tyler has joined the NMPA SONGS (Supporting Our Next Generation of Songwriters) foundation board of directors.
"Everyone knows about Steven Tyler's music, but not everyone knows what a passionate advocate he is for the people behind the songs," said NMPA SONGS foundation president David Israelite. "Considering his songwriting credentials, I am thrilled that he is joining the NMPA SONGS foundation board, where I know his insight and his heart for helping creators will be an incredible asset."
Added Tyler: "As a songwriter who has lived and breathed this business for most of my life, I see how hard it has become for those young artists who are trying to make it today. I'm proud to serve on the NMPA SONGS foundation board because young creators deserve a chance — and we are going to be instrumental in giving that to them."
The foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation and seeks to provide grants to aspiring songwriters who are struggling in the age of streaming. Founded in 2015, the charity also aims to support composition education programs.
Launched in 2015, the NMPA SONGS foundation promotes the creation of music by supporting gifted songwriters and programs that foster composition education. The foundation's goal is to provide financial assistance and support of educational programs to assist talented writers to ensure they can continue their creativity.