“I am deeply honored, pleased and very proud to receive the MPA Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Manus. “Helping the world experience the joy of making music has been incredibly rewarding. I met Morty, the love of my life, at Alfred Music. I made lifelong friends including authors, retailers and industry partners. Music makes everything better. My life has been filled with music and love — I wish that for everyone.”
Founded in 1895, the MPA is the oldest music trade organization in the United States, fostering communication among publishers, dealers, music educators and all users of music. The MPA, a non-profit association, addresses itself to issues pertaining to every area of music publishing with an emphasis on the issues relevant to the publishers of print music for concert and educational purposes.