The Mission of the NYSMS is to be the Guardians of The Great American Songbook. The Society provides a resource to our members who repres...
The Mission of the NYSMS is to be the Guardians of The Great American Songbook. The Society provides a resource to our members who represent every aspect of the music and entertainment business: writing, publishing, marketing, promoting, performing and preserving both the written song sheets and the history that goes with them. We count among our Members authorities on virtually any period or category of popular song you can name: film and show music, ragtime, jazz, 19th Century, World War I, ethnic songs...the list is endless. During the past 25 years, the NYSMS has grown from mere handful of collectors to a Society of hundreds of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and well-informed members who are devoted to preserving and educating people about the Great American Popular Song, its history and helping to keep the music alive and flourishing for future generations.