ASCAP Appoints Titta As Executive VP, Creative Services

John Titta

John Titta

ASCAP Chief Executive Officer John LoFrumento has appointed John Titta to Executive VP, Creative Services, effective Wednesday (Oct. 2). Reporting directly to LoFrumento, Titta will be responsible for overseeing the membership staff in all musical genres and will also oversee the operations of the Los Angeles, New York and Nashville membership offices.

“John Titta is truly an outstanding music industry leader with a long list of diverse accomplishments and a wealth of experience running a creative operation,” says LoFrumento. “Throughout his career, he has been an advisor, partner, friend and advocate of songwriters, all which make him a perfect fit for ASCAP. His strong relationships with a variety of members of the music community, developed over years and coupled with a deep understanding of the professional needs of our members, will strengthen our already impressive membership team. Under John’s leadership, I’m confident that ASCAP members will continue to receive the very highest standard of service and support.”

Titta joins ASCAP after serving as CEO of MPCA Music Publishing, a company he founded in 2006. Titta spent the majority of his music career as a music publisher, but he started his life in music as a musician and music teacher.

Titta became VP, A&R of PolyGram Music Publishing in 1988, signing artists Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Pearl Jam, Brian McKnight, k.d. lang, Billy Ray Cyrus and songwriter Jimmy Webb. From 1993–2006, Titta served as Sr. VP/General Manager of Warner/Chappell Music in New York. As head of Warner/Chappell’s East Coast operations, he signed such acts as Trey Songz, Fat Joe, Missy Elliott, Kid Rock, Collective Soul, India.Arie, Gavin DeGraw, Cassandra Wilson, Dan Wilson (Adele, Dixie Chicks, Semisonic), Uncle Kracker, Shaggy, Duane Eddy, Bruce Hornsby and James Brown.

Titta also serves on the Board of Directors for The Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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