LONDON (CelebrityAccess) – The UK’s Music Managers Forum (MMF) announced five news appointments during its AGM, which took place yesterday (July 11).
Jill Hollywood (Echo Beach Management), Merck Mercuriadis (Hipgnosis Songs Ltd), Rebekah Tayler (ie: music), Sammy Andrews (Deviate Digital) and Liza Buddy (Chaos & Bedlam Management) have all been elected as board members.
Departing as board members in 2019 are: Andy Edwards, Claire Southwick (Primitive Management), Diane Wagg (Deluxxe Management), Stephen Budd (Stephen Budd Management) and Tom Burris (ie:music).
Paul Craig (Nostromo Management) and Kwame Kwaten (Ferocious Management) will continue, respectively, as the MMF’s Chair and Vice-Chair. Charlie Carne remains as CFO.
Annabella Coldrick, CEO, MMF, said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Jill, Merck, Rebekah, Sammy and Liza to the board. All are strong-minded individuals with awesome credentials and I’m sure they’ll make a deep and valuable contribution to the MMF, ensuring the organisation continues to lead industry debate and support the careers of our members.”
Paul Craig, Nostromo Management and MMF Chair, added: “Our five new board members are all experts in their field, and will make the MMF an even stronger and well-rounded voice as we continue to deliver truly groundbreaking projects such as our Dissecting The Digital Dollar publications or the Accelerator Programme for Music Managers. I would like to thank all of them for coming onboard, as well as our departing board members – Andy, Claire, Diane, Stephen and Tom – for their engagement, energy and contributions.”
All new board members will serve a fixed three-year term.