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Downtown’s Roberto Neri appointed Chair of Music Publishers Association

By | Published on Monday 1 July 2019

Roberto Neri

The UK’s Music Publishers Association has announced that Downtown Music’s EVP UK and Head Of European Business Development – that’ll be Roberto Neri – is the trade body’s new Chair. He takes over from Universal Music Publishing’s Jackie Alway who has headed up the organisation for four years. Neri will formally take over at the association’s AGM later this week.

Commenting on his appointment, Neri said: “It is an absolute honour to serve as the next Chair of the Music Publishers Association, whose work and advocacy on behalf of UK music publishers has never been more important. I look forward to continuing the momentum and working with [CEO] Paul [Clements], the team at the MPA, colleagues on the board, and publisher members of the MPA”.

The departing Alway added: “I have been privileged to serve as Chair of our fine trade association. I am proud of what the MPA has achieved during the last four years and delighted that I can hand over to such a dynamic successor as Roberto Neri. [He] comes with lots of ideas and commitment to our industry. I know that he and Paul Clements will make a formidable team to continue to grow the MPA. I wish Roberto every success and hope he enjoys the experience of being Chair as much as I have”.