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New board elected at Merlin

By | Published on Wednesday 12 January 2022


Merlin – the global digital licensing agency for the independent music community – has announced the results of its latest board election, adding that its new board membership “offers an array of perspectives and new voices from experienced music industry leaders”.

The board is elected from and by the organisation’s membership of labels and distributors, and is organised so that there is representation from across the world. There are also a number of advisers on the committee.

Newly elected to the 2022 board are: Pascal Bittard from IDOL; Tom Deakin from AudioSalad; Sandra Ortega from Altafonte; Louis Posen from Hopeless Records; Jason Taylor from Redeye; and Yushi Yamashita from RightsScale. New advisors include Glen Barros from Exceleration Music; Rachel Buswell from Domino; and Jennifer Newman Sharpe from ONErpm.

Alongside the new appointments, existing board member Darius Van Arman from Secretly Group becomes Merlin’s Chair, taking over from Dave Hansen.

Confirming all this, Merlin CEO Jeremy Sirota says: “Merlin is led by the needs of our diverse and growing membership. We take great pride at Merlin in representing members from every part of the world through trust, access, flexibility and transparency. Our board is a vibrant and strong voice from our membership. We’re pleased that our new board has music industry leaders with such a wide range of expertise – I look forward to their advice, guidance, and perspectives”.;

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