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Caroline Rioux To Step Down At CMRRA

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TORONTO, (CelebrityAccess) — The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. on Monday that Caroline Rioux was stepping down as the organization’s president.

Rioux, who has held the post since 2013, plans to remain with the company as a strategic adviser to both the organization and her successor, who has yet to be named.

“CMRRA has entered into an exciting new chapter, both as a result of its acquisition by SoundExchange/SXWorks and the important changes that are taking place in rights administration in Canada and internationally,” said Ms. Rioux. “There will always be more work to do and fights to be won to ensure the prosperity of our music publisher clients. I look forward to helping CMRRA enter this next chapter of its growth.”

“Since our acquisition of CMRRA, Caroline has become a valued and trusted member of the SoundExchange family. We are thrilled that, as part of her decision to move on to her next chapter, she has agreed to stay on to advise the company and provide important transition resources for her successor. In this role, she will continue to help refine and expand CMRRA’s service offerings,” added SoundExchange’s Michael Huppe.

The CMRRA also announced that ice President of Legal and Business Affairs, Veronica Syrtash has been promoted to Senior Vice President Business Affairs and Corporate Development.

In her new role, Syrtash will oversee all client-facing functions, including including publisher relations, licensee relations, corporate legal affairs, enforcement, as well as all rate-setting negotiations and tariff proceedings.

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