Production Music Association Appoints Hunter Williams As Executive Director

Hunter Williams

Hunter Williams

The Production Music Association, which promotes and protects the interest and rights of publishers and composers of production music for use in film, television, radio and new media, has appointed Hunter Williams to the position of Executive Director. Williams, who will be based in Nashville, replaces Debra Young Krizman, who continues with the PMA in her new role as VP, Operations.

“We are very excited to have long time industry veteran, Hunter Williams, as our new PMA Executive Director,” said PMA Chairman Randy Thornton. “Hunter brings a wide range of skills and experience that will most certainly help elevate the PMA to the next level in its continuing mission to protect the value of music in the eyes of those who license it for productions. We look forward to working closely with him to help advance the PMA’s core values which we believe are key to the long term success of our industry.”

Prior to joining the PMA, Williams spent 20 years at SESAC, most recently in the position of Sr. VP, Strategic Development/Distribution and Research Operations.

“Production music is the sonic life-blood of so many TV shows, movies, commercials, promos, and other audio and audio-visual productions,” said Williams. “I’m honored to take on this role to help further the interests of the many PMA-member music libraries and composers, and to help ensure that their music is properly valued in today’s rapidly changing music economy. I look forward to working with Debra and the Board to develop successful strategies for propelling the production music industry forward in a healthy and sustainable way.”

The Production Music Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization comprising of over 600 member companies including major label publishers, national independents and small boutique libraries. The PMA provides education, support and advocacy on behalf of the production music community.



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