MPTF 2015-16: A Year of Steady Progress

Although the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) fiscal year ended April 30, the validated details from our auditors often take several months to process. While we anticipate the imminent release of the final audit report, I am eager to provide an overview of how the...

MPTF’s 2016-2017 Year Off to a Fast Start

The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) began its 2016-17 fiscal year May 1. The usually busy summer months of live music events, free to the public, are a tradition extending back 68 years since the MPTF was founded in 1948. The Trust Fund’s work...

MPTF Staff Is Ready to Serve Applicants for an Event Grant

The Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) provides grants to co-sponsor free live music events for the public, while ensuring that professional musicians are compensated fairly. However, the process of applying for an event grant may seem daunting to organizations...

MPTF: Building New Relationships in Its 68th Year

On April 30, 2015, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) wrapped up its fiscal year for the 67th time in its storied history. The 2014-2015, 12-month period was an eventful one. We co-sponsored  2,777 performances throughout the US and Canada—music festivals,...

MPTF Implements New Online Grant System

As of May 1, the  new Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) grant application management system will be fully operational. The online system has been  ramping up over the past several months in order to provide greater security, less maintenance, and a much...