Concord has added Duff Berschback as Exec. VP, Legal and Business Affairs, Concord Music Publishing, where he will report to Concord Chief Business Affairs Officer and General Counsel Larry Blake. Berschback will be based at Concord’s Nashville headquarters.
Berschback most recently served as Sr. VP, Legal Affairs and Business Development for Sony/ATV Nashville for 13 years, under Troy Tomlinson. Prior to his work with Sony/ATV, he spent seven years in private practice representing songwriters, artists, producers and managers.
“Duff fits squarely into Concord’s vision for a global, full-service, Nashville-based music publishing company, operating across all genres and territories,” says Jake Wisely. “Duff also signals our intention to build a world class frontline country music roster and catalog. I’m thrilled to welcome an old friend to our growing business.”
Berschback will provide leadership to and oversight of Concord Music Publishing’s worldwide legal and business affairs operations negotiating all songwriter, co-publishing, administration and catalog acquisition agreements as well as outbound licensing and publishing litigation. Interfacing with Wisely, Concord’s management and Concord Music Publishing A&R, Berschback will also support the creative, strategic and business development priorities of Concord’s substantial and rapidly growing music publishing business. He will additionally provide insight and industry leadership with respect to Concord’s legislative and judicial advocacy agenda.
Blake comments, “Duff comes to us with a wealth of experience in all aspects of the publishing business and a well-deserved reputation as a consummate dealmaker with deep roots in the Nashville publishing community and beyond. We are very fortunate to have him join the Concord team.”
“I am beyond thrilled to join Concord, a company dedicated to aggressively growing a roster already stacked with phenomenal songwriters,” states Berschback. “Scott, Jake, Larry and the entire leadership team are passionate about music and are committed to discovering, developing and providing the highest level of service to the talented people who create it.”
Berschback can be reached at [email protected].
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