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Deputy and Chair swap roles at MPA AGM

By | Published on Monday 4 July 2011


It was the Annual General Meeting of the Music Publishers Association last week and we’ve not yet got round to telling you about the game of swapsy done at the top of the trade organisation. Chris Butler from Music Sales Ltd was elected up from his previous role as Deputy Chairman to the top job of Chair, while the outgoing Chairman Nigel Elderton was re-elected into the Deputy role. Good times.

Elsewhere, Peter Barnes (Pink Floyd Music Publishers), Paul Connolly (Universal Music Publishing), Jane Dyball (Warner/Chappell), James Fitzherbert-Brockholes (Kobalt Music Publishing) and Andy Heath (4AD Music) were re-elected as pop reps on the MPA board, while Chris Butler (Music Sales), Richard King (Faber Music) and Ben Newing (Universal Edition) will represent all things classical.

Elsewhere, the CEO of the trade body, Stephen Navin, called for a faster implementation of the Digital Economy Act’s copyright provisions, debated the logic of a global repertoire database, and dissed the corrupt nature of too many publishing rights collecting societies around the world (though not ours in the UK, obviously).