Gospel music artist and president of Tyscot Records, Bryant Scott has been elected as the 54th President of the Church Music Publishers Association (CMPA). He is also the first African-American to be elected.
John Shorney, Chairman of the Board for the CMPA Action Fund states, "We are delighted to elect Bryant into this CMPA position for the coming year. He has shown tremendous leadership in the Christian music publishing industry, and we are excited to work alongside him for the benefit of all Christian songwriters and publishers." Bryant Scott states, "I am honored to serve the member publishers of the CMPA who represent the greatest songs in the world!"
The CMPA was founded in 1926, and is an organization currently of 51 music publishers who come together to share mutual areas of concern regarding copyright information, education, administration, protection, and legislative advocacy.
It includes the publishers of almost every major church denomination as well as other contemporary publishers such as Capitol CMG Publishing, Curb/Word Entertainment, Gaither Music Company, Hillsong Music Publishing, and Maverick City Music, among others.
Its publisher members' works range from recent favorites such as Chris Tomlin's "Good Good Father," to vintage compositions such as Andrae' Crouch's 1964 anthem, "The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power," to heritage hymns such as "How Great Thou Art" and "Great is Thy Faithfulness."
For more information on CMPA, log on at cmpamusic.org.