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Ralph Murphy

VP International and Domestic Membership Group,
ASCAP - Nashville
Nashville, TN, USA
@RalphMurphy
Ralph Murphy, songwriter, has been successful for five decades. Consistently charting songs in an ever-changing musical environment makes him a member of that very small group of professionals who make a living doing what they love to do. Add to that the platinum records as a producer, his success as the publisher and co-owner of the extremely successful Picalic Group of Companies and you see a pattern of achievement based on more than luck. The widely acclaimed Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting articles used as part of curriculum at colleges, universities, and by songwriter organizations has led to the recently published “Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting “The Book” being an instant industry success.

Passion driven, with a desire to know how, what, when, where and who have him a formidable insider force. He is in worldwide demand as a lecturer on songwriting and has “guested” at universities, colleges, and professional songwriter organizations around the globe. Murphy has served as President of The Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy; and has been a NARAS National Trustee and President of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. As well as serving as Vice President for the International and Domestic Membership Group of the American Society of Composers Authors an Publishers, he also has served on the Southern Regional Writers Advisory Board of ASCAP, the Songwriters Guild of America regional advisory board, is a member of NSAI, NARAS, CMA, CCMA, SAC, SGA, and ASCAP, and recently received CMA’s prestigious Jo Walker –Meador International Award which recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual in advocating and supporting Country music’s marketing development in territories outside of North America. In September of 2012, Ralph was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.