The Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) has just announced the election of Vincent Degiorgio as President of its Board of Directors.
A press release states that Degiorgio "brings a wealth of music publishing knowledge and experience to the role of CMPA President. Currently, he is President of Cymba Music Publishing, a division of Chapter 2 Productions Inc. Formed originally as a production and publishing house, Cymba has become one of the most active and creative music publishing entities in Canada with unprecedented global reach and a focus on the international market for recorded music and synch. It is home to a roster of talented songwriters, including Davor Vulama, Aileen de la Cruz, Ari Rhodes, Ian Smith, Olivia Wik and award-winning Dennis Ellsworth.
In addition to being the President of Cymba Music Publishing, Vincent is also a multi-million dollar selling songwriter, who’s most recent work with Dutch pop star Caro Emerald eclipsed the two million album threshold not long ago. He has served and continues to serve on the Boards of the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and on the Advisory Board of Musicians’ Rights Organizations Canada (MROC)."
Degiorgio replaces outgoing CMPA President Jodie Ferneyhough, who has held that position for the past 13 years. He will remain on the CMPA board as Vice President moving forward.
“I’m thrilled to step into the role of CMPA President. I can’t wait to work alongside CMPA staff and fellow board members to help steer the organization into 2017 and beyond. Jodie has been a tremendous president and I want to continue his great work,” remarked Degiorgio in the press release. He has been on the board for three years now.
Other CMPA board appointments include Jennifer Mitchell to Secretary and Catherine Jones to Treasurer. Jeff McGrath, Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Reservoir Media Management, who will be joining the CMPA Board as a Director.
The name of Degiorgio's publishing company, Cymba, is an acronym for "crushing your music business apathy." That would certainly indicate he will tackle this position with his customary gusto. He told FYI yesterday that "my key priorities are membership engagement, interactions with the tech sector and copyright reform."
FYI recently featured Degiorgio in its Industry Profile series. You can read that here
About the Canadian Music Publishers Association
CMPA is the oldest music industry association in Canada (founded in 1949) and was federally incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2005. We are committed to educating and acting as a mentor body for the next generation of music publishers and young songwriters. Our vision is to make Canada the best environment globally for music publishers and their songwriting partners.