ASCAP, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, has appointed music industry veteran Brian Roberts as the organization’s Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, reporting to ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews.
Roberts was most recently Executive VP, Corporate Strategy & Operations at Warner Music Group. In his new post at ASCAP, Roberts will be responsible for the royalty payment system and will oversee ASCAP’s worldwide infrastructure. Roberts will assume his new position on March 30.
Matthews says, “ASCAP is embarking upon a new era of technology and transformation in order to continue to provide first in class services at the lowest possible cost to all of our members and licensing partners. Brian’s extensive experience in the music sector and his impressive accomplishments in leading innovative infrastructure changes to support new strategic initiatives make him the perfect candidate to run ASCAP’s operations today. Brian also shares my passion for music and the need to protect the value of the creative works of our members. We look forward to having his expertise as part of ASCAP’s new executive management team.”
Roberts joined the Warner Music Group family in 2007 as Senior VP & CFO of Warner/Chappell Music with prior stints at BMG Music Publishing, Zomba Music Publishing, EMI Publishing and Ernst & Young.
Roberts adds,“I am excited to join Beth and her team at ASCAP. I believe that ASCAP is at the center of driving core change in the music industry which will benefit songwriters, composers, music publishers, licensees and music fans alike.”
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