Founded in 1926, Church Music Publishers Association currently represents 57 member publishers. A diverse group, our membership includes representation from the publishing houses of almost every major church denomination, the publishing companies or affiliates from every major contemporary Christian record label, the church music divisions of several major secular publishing houses, several independents, both small and large, as well as publishers who are involved primarily in educational markets, just to name a few. While our membership is comprised primarily of American-based publishing companies, we have worldwide representation from Holland, Brazil, Australia, Korea and Canada.
Our musical styles range from traditional to contemporary Christian, from gospel to liturgical, from praise and worship to rock music, and everything in between. Our product lines include choral music, instrumental music, hand bells, keyboard, children’s choir, curriculum, video, recordings, and a host of other innovative materials.
The CMPA is universal in scope, with member publishers reaching all around the world to share areas of concern and importance regarding copyright law, education, information, administration and protection, to facilitate public and industry awareness in these areas and to develop continuing personal and professional relationships.