BRAZIL (CelebrityAccess) – peermusic has appointed Graciela Pechetto as Managing Director, Brazil. She will replace current MD Manoel Pinto who is retiring after 49 years with the company.
In her new role, Pechetto, who will be based in Sao Paulo, will lead peermusic’s operations in Brazil.
Commenting on the appointment, Ralph Peer, II, Chair & Chief Executive Officer, peermusic and Mary Megan Peer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, peermusic jointly said: “We are delighted to promote Graciela to Managing Director of peermusic Brazil effective July 1. In the twenty-six years she has worked for peermusic, she has continuously demonstrated her talents as a publisher. We look forward to her continued leadership.
“We also express our sincere thanks to Manoel Pinto, who is retiring after 49 years with peermusic, for his incredible service to both peermusic Brazil and the Brazilian music publishing industry,” they added. “Manoel has led our company through a period of strong growth and has signed and nurtured many important composers including Darci Rossi, Elias Muniz, Peninha, Luiz Carlos-Raça Negra, Pinocchio and Rick. He has served as a director at both UBC, the performing rights society, and UBEM, the music publisher’s association. We are absolutely delighted he has agreed to continue as an Advisor to the Board of peermusic Brazil.”
Graciela Pechetto said: “It is an honor to take on this new position at peermusic. I thank Ralph Peer, II and Mary Megan Peer for their trust and I am grateful to my mentor Manoel Pinto. In my new role, I will continue to respect and devote special attention to the most important part of our business, our composers and their music.”
Manoel Pinto added: “Music has been part of my life since I was very young and over the years peermusic has given me the opportunity to become a successful music publisher in a competitive market. Thank you very much to all who have been a part of this journey, with special thanks to Ralph Peer II and his family.”
Pechetto will report directly to Mary Megan Peer.