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Jane Dyball appointed permanent CEO of Music Publishers Association

By | Published on Monday 26 October 2015

Jane Dyball

If you, like me, had just assumed that Jane Dyball had taken over the CEO role at the Music Publishers Association on a permanent basis, well, you know what they always say, “when you ‘assume’, you make an ass out of u and me”. Though the people who say that are idiots. And in this case, wrong. Because Jane Dyball is taking over as CEO at the Music Publishers Association on a permanent basis.

Dyball has been leading the MPA-owned copyright bodies MCPS, IMPEL and PMLL since late 2013, and became interim CEO of the MPA itself back in May, following the somewhat sudden departure of previous chief Sarah Osborn. That latter position has now been made permanent, with Dyball taking the job title of CEO of the MPA Group Of Companies, so she doesn’t have to list off four separate CEO roles every time she meets somebody new.

Confirming her new permanent position, Dyball told reporters this morning: “Bringing all four MPA businesses under the same umbrella was a logical move from an operational sense, and I am delighted to go forward as Chief Executive of the entire MPA Group. Following this period of restructuring we will be in position to deliver even greater value to our members and ensure music publishing is better understood both inside the industry and the wider world”.

Meanwhile, newish Chair of the music publishing trade group, Jackie Alway, added: “I am delighted that Jane has agreed to accept this role leading the four MPA group companies. It will ensure a coherent strategy across all areas of our organisation, and the MPA Group is very fortunate to have a CEO with such proven business acumen and industry experience. At such a critical time in our industry’s development it is vital to have the MPA Group in such safe hands. This is a time for originality of thought and courage. Jane is the perfect person for the job”.