The American Music Center (AMC) and Meet the Composer (MTC) have announced their intention to merge.

The new organization will be named New Music USA. The current president of Meet The Composer, Ed Harsh, will be the CEO. The current president of the AMC, Joanne Hubbard Cossa, will retire in December but will work with Harsh until then.

The American Composers Forum (ACF) will partner with New Music USA to become the largest membership organization for composers and performers of new music. The ACF is based in Minnesota and New Music USA is in New York.

Will this be a good thing for composers?