Lauren Keiser Music Publishing
Lauren Keiser is CEO/President of Lauren Keiser Music Publishing. He is the
President of the Music Publishers Association of the United States, the
oldest trade organization in America, is the Vice-Chairman of the
International Confederation of Music Publishers, sits on ASCAP's Board of
Review and is a member of ASCAP's Symphonic and Concert Committee. He served
as CEO/President of Carl Fischer, one of the oldest and largest "classical
and educational" music publishers in America, for 21 years building the
historic company to new heights including the acquisition of The Theodore
Presser Company on behalf of ownership.
Prior to that he was CEO/President of Cherry Lane Music and was with that
company for 10 years building the company from 1974-1985 having established
a magazine company, a book division, a music print company, software
division, mail order firms and a record division in addition to expanding
the music copyrights and administration services. He has also served as the
CEO/President of Astor Music and Books, publishing music education products
with Sesame Street, Looney Tunes, Walt Disney and Peanuts.
He has spent the majority of his career supporting composers, producing and
promoting their works. Lauren is also a published and performed composer.
His work for string orchestra, "EROS." was selected as the only American
work to be premiered at the 29th Annual Fall Moscow New Music Festival by
the Union of Russian Composers and it was presented the following year by
the Kiev New Music Festival sponsored by the Union of Ukrainian Composers.
He has published and edited hundreds of music books, folios and
arrangements. He created, started and was a co-founder of "Music in Our
Schools," the annual national celebration of school music in the United