LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — The Music Publishers Association Group on Wednesday (July 25th) announced that after five years, CEO Jane Dyball planned to step down by the new year.
Dyball joined as CEO of the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS), Printed Music Licensing Ltd (PMLL), and the Independent Music Publishers European Licensing alliance (IMPEL) in 2014 and later she added the MPA to her list of responsibilities.
Under her watch, she oversaw the steering MCPS in its first few years as a standalone business which has paid down more than £16m debt, a revamp of the MPA service to its members and development of new licensing schemes at PMLL.
During the remaining months of her tenure, Dyball will see through the review of MCPS’s membership agreement and Strategic Licensing review, the MPA said.
“It’s always hard to know when to leave because there is always more to do, and these companies have a really great future. However, I have either completed or set in motion everything on the “to do” list that I wrote on my first day and it seemed the right time to move on,” Dybell said in a statement announcing her intention to step down.
“It has been challenging but rewarding and I have loved working with such a great team – both within the Group but also among our members and partners. I’m really grateful to the Boards and members who I have tried my best to represent for letting me have this opportunity,” Dybell added.
“Jane has been a force for good at the MPA for the last 4 years, driving innovation and positive change. The MPA Group of companies has been brought together and rendered streamlined and efficient. The MPA itself is now a dynamic organization staffed by a talented and hardworking team achieving great things. We are sharply focussed on defending publishers’ and creators’ rights at policy level, and beyond that Jane has been the architect of a great evolution in the services we provide to members. On her watch, the MPA has gained student members, a young members group, extended training and education events, policy updates for members and fantastic Summer and Christmas parties. We are so grateful to Jane for her energy, humour and vision. We wish her further success in her next ventures and we look forward to the challenge of finding a new leader for our organization who can build on these well-laid foundations,” noted Jackie Alway, chair of the MPA.