ASCAP Names Leader of Transformation Management Office

Lynne Lummel

Lynne Lummel

ASCAP has promoted Lynne Lummel to Executive Vice President of its newly created Transformation Management Office (TMO), which will help the organization implement innovative new tools and services.

Lummel was previsously Sr. VP of Distribution and Repertory, overseeing the distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars in royalty payments each year to ASCAP members. Under her leadership, Distribution and Repertory expenses were reduced by double-digits, productivity doubled and the number of performances processed for payment grew tenfold to 500 billion in 2014. Lummel was also instrumental in introducing video and audio pattern-recognition technologies at ASCAP that expanded the organization’s ability to obtain musical performance data.

“The ASCAP Transformation Management Office will be essential in helping ASCAP implement new best-in-class, innovative tools and services for our constituents and Lynne is the perfect person to lead it,” said ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. “During her tenure at ASCAP, she has always been an agent of change, driving fundamental innovations in licensing, in repertory and in our distribution systems. Through her vast knowledge of ASCAP’s operations and complex business systems, Lynne’s work has resulted in tremendous efficiencies while enhancing the services we provide to our members and licensing partners. I’m excited to have her lead this new TMO.”

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