WASHINGTON, DC – December 7, 2017 – Michael Huppe, President and CEO of SoundExchange and Chairman of the Board of SXWorks, today announced the appointment of the SXWorks Board of Directors.
SoundExchange formed SXWorks when it purchased the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA) in May 2017. SXWorks and CMRRA are working together to create a new global powerhouse in music rights management, servicing music publishers.
SXWorks offers administration and back office services for publishers to support multiple licensing configurations. SXWorks will provide a robust platform capable of managing vast volumes of musical repertoire and rights data. SXWorks publisher services will improve efficiency and transparency in the industry and ensure the music ecosystem can accurately track, report and compensate rights owners and creators for music usage.
“Our publisher members on the SXWorks Board are some of the most progressive and effective global leaders in the business today. They bring a wealth of insight and experience to the venture. We look forward to working with them closely to guide the development of SXWorks,” Huppe said.
Publishers joining the board include:
Peter Brodsky, Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
David Kokakis, Executive Vice President/Head of Business and Legal Affairs, Business Development and Digital, Universal Music Publishing Group
Clark Miller, Executive Vice President, North America Operations, Warner/Chappell Music
Neville Quinlan, Managing Director, peermusic Canada
David Renzer, Chairman/CEO, Spirit Music Group
In addition to Huppe, the SXWorks Board also includes the following SoundExchange executives:
Jonathan Bender, Chief Operating Officer, SoundExchange
Richard Conlon, Chief External Affairs Officer, SoundExchange
Mark Eisenberg, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, SoundExchange
Colin Rushing, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, SoundExchange
Anjula Singh, Chief Financial Officer, SoundExchange
SXWorks is a subsidiary of SoundExchange created with the May 2017 acquisition of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA). SXWorks provides global administration services to music publishers to support multiple licensing configurations. CMRRA represents music publishers and administers the majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada.