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New Chair elected at Merlin

By | Published on Thursday 7 December 2017


Global indie label digital rights agency Merlin yesterday announced the results of its latest board elections. The main development is that the organisation has a new Chair in the form of Dave Hansen from Epitaph. He takes over in that role from Beggars Group boss Martin Mills, who will continue to serve on the board after standing down.

With more Merlin members both standing for the board and voting in the elections than ever before, five new label reps were elected to the committee that oversees the rights body. And those are as follows: Bob Roback (Isolation Network, USA), Nando Luaces (Altafonte Network, Spain), Bruno Guez (Revelator, Israel), Chris Maund (Mushroom Group, Australia) and Masahiro ‘Jack’ Oishi (Maverick DC, Japan).

Commenting on his appointment to the Chair role, Hansen said: “It is an immense honour to be elected to serve as the new Chairman of Merlin. I will continue to work closely with Martin Mills, Charles Caldas and the entire Merlin board and staff to deliver big results for our members around the world”.

The there mentioned Caldas – CEO of Merlin – added: “In what is a global business, the unique structure of Merlin’s board remains an invaluable asset – allowing us to draw on extensive commercial experience across all continents, and empowering Merlin’s independent label members to succeed on a worldwide stage”.