International music, copyright and entertainment attorney Charlie Sanders has served as outside counsel to the Songwriters Guild of America, Inc. since 2005, and as an advisor to the united music creator group for North America (MCNA) and its global, Paris affiliate, CIAM, since 2012. He likewise advises many other music community non-profit groups, including The Native American Music Awards and Association, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the National Music Council, and various programs to benefit Native songwriter rights in Hawaii. For nearly two decades, Sanders previously served as counsel and executive VP to the US National Music Publishers Association, Inc., during which time he principally oversaw the collection and distribution of over $4 billion in music royalties. He is licensed to practice in New York, California, Washington, DC and before the US Supreme Court, and is a graduate of NYU School of Law, where he served as a Brown-Derenberg Copyright Fellow (LL.M. 1984).
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