Impartial label company Merlin has elected its new Board.
The group’s Board, elected from and by its members, contains representatives from throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, and Oceania.
Merlin says this “various experience” will “present strategic steering to Merlin in higher serving its membership,” which consists of tens of hundreds of labels representing music from lots of of hundreds of artists all over the world.
This 12 months, says Merlin, practically half of the board members have been elected or appointed for his or her first time period, with 11 members returning for one more time period.
Newly elected to the 2022 board are: Pascal Bittard, Proprietor, IDOL (France); Tom Deakin, Head of EMEA, AudioSalad (UK); Sandra Ortega, Director of World Partnerships, Altafonte (Mexico); Louis Posen, President & Govt Director, Hopeless Information (US); Jason Taylor, Director of Gross sales & Label Relations, Redeye (US); and Yushi Yamashita, President, RightsScale (Japan).
Advisors appointed this 12 months embrace Katie Alberts, COO, Attain Information, who beforehand served on the Merlin Board. Becoming a member of for the primary time are: Glen Barros, Managing Accomplice, Exceleration Music; Rachel Buswell, Head of Digital Partnerships and Analytics, Domino; and Jennifer Newman Sharpe, GC and Head of Enterprise Affairs, ONErpm.
Returning to Merlin’s board for one more time period are: Marie Clausen, Head of NA and World Streaming, Ninja Tune (US); Michel Lambot, Co-founder, [PIAS] (Belgium); Chris Maund, COO, Mushroom Labels (Australia); Carlos Mills, Founder & CEO, Mills Information (Brazil); Martin Mills; Founder & Chairman, Beggars Group (UK); Michael Ugwu, CEO, Freeme Digital (Nigeria); Pieter van Rijn, CEO, FUGA (Netherlands); Horst Weidenmüller, CEO & Proprietor, !K7 (Germany); and Justin West, President & CEO, Secret Metropolis (Canada).
Darius Van Arman, who first joined Merlin’s Board in 2015, will step into the position of Chairperson, and is predicated in New York.
He succeeds present Exceleration Music accomplice and former Epitaph government Dave Hansen, who steps down as Govt Chairperson of Merlin’s Board.
Hansen served within the position since his appointment in 2019, having beforehand served as Chairperson for the prior two years, and as a long-time Merlin Board Member.
“Merlin is led by the wants of our various and rising membership.”
Jeremy Sirota, Merlin
“Merlin is led by the wants of our various and rising membership.
“We take nice pleasure at Merlin in representing members from each a part of the world via belief, entry, flexibility and transparency.
“Our Board is a vibrant and robust voice from our membership. We’re happy that our new Board has music trade leaders with such a variety of experience—I stay up for their recommendation, steering, and views.”Music Enterprise Worldwide