Margaret McGuffin Named Music Publishers' CEO

Music Publishers Canada (MPC) has promoted Margaret McGuffin to Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

McGuffin, who was previously the organization's Executive Director, joined the org five years ago, following a three-year stint at the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) in the capacities of Vice President, Strategy and Business Development and Vice President, Industry Relations and Communications.

Under her watch, the MPC has continued to advocate for a modernized copyright act and is actively involved in the current CRTC Commercial radio policy framework review.

She holds a BA in Political Science from Western University and an MBA in Arts and Media Administration from York University's Schulich School of Business., Under her watch, McGuffin has built a team responsible for launching new programs that include the Women in the Studio National Accelerator, music publishing 101 training, the Meet the Music Supervisors series, the annual Music Tech Summit and the CREATE export trade missions and song camps that have continued during the pandemic,

“The Board of MPC would like to acknowledge the important work Margaret is doing on behalf of our music publisher members and the music publishing community as a whole, especially in the area of advocacy," said Board Chairman Vince Degiorgio in making the announcement.

“I would like to thank my team and the MPC Board of Directors for their support and their vision for the future of music publishing in Canada,” said McGuffin in a statement.

MPC members represent and invest in thousands of Canadian songs and songwriters who are heard daily on the radio, on streaming services, in video games and in film, television and other screen-based productions around the world.

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