New York (May 4, 2006)–The Manhattan Producer’s Alliance (MPA), NYC’s membership-based co-op of composers, producers, sound designers, and music supervisors, has introduced its new MPA Affiliate program. With MPA Affiliate, MPA’s professional and technical resources are now available to qualified, emerging professional audio talent.
“Since we began two years ago, MPA has established itself as a uniquely powerful center of operations for many of the top music professionals working in NYC today,” said Joe Carroll, MPA president. “MPA Affiliate is a program that allows us to open up our collaborative network to a wider, but still select group of up-and-coming music makers who may not otherwise meet MPA’s strict criteria for full membership.”
With MPA Affiliate, qualified applicants can access MPA’s studios and mentor with its award-winning personnel at an affordable monthly rate. Once accepted into the program, MPA Affiliates benefit from use of MPA’s complex of high-end music studios, expansive sound libraries, career guidance and business consultation, midtown meeting space and marketing/pr/web resources. To help enhance a sense of community, MPA Affiliate Members are also required to give time back to the MPA each month.
The debut of MPA Affiliate adds a cost-efficient option to the MPA’s full-featured Core Membership. An entry level Introductory Membership is also available, offering emerging talent affordable access to MPA’s expert web, networking and informational resources, as well as preferred rates for studio time, technical consulting and other valuable services.
The available levels of MPA membership now include:
1) Core Membership: The highest level of membership for established professionals with major industry experience and credits.
2) Affiliate Membership: For emerging music business entrepreneurs seeking to enrich their careers through networking and business development.
3) Introductory Membership: The most affordable access to MPA’s expert web, networking and informational resources.
The MPA (www.manhattanproducersalliance.com ) is home to such notable talents as Carroll (King of Kings, Sesame Stories), Kevin Joy (Disney Channel, Fed Ex, Pepsi), Rick Baitz (The Vagina Monologues), Steve Horowitz (Super Size Me), Stuart Kollmorgan (Kenny the Shark/NBC) and Wade Tonken (VH1, Nickelodeon, Fox, PBS).
“MPA Affiliate represents an exciting new chapter for the Alliance, which regards development of the overall NYC music production scene as central to our mission,” Joe Carroll concludes. “This program offers a broader group of audio professionals access to outstanding production facilities, as well as the opportunity to greatly expand their network of contacts and improve their music workflow. We’re looking forward to offering these incredible business development tools to the ever-increasing pool of enterprising talent in the NYC metro area.”
Manhattan Producers Alliance