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Toronto – Jodie Ferneyhough, Director of Creative Services of Universal Music Publishing in Toronto was appointed the new President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) following CMPA’s Annual General Meeting in March.
“This will be an exciting year for CMPA as we face new copyright legislation and continue to grow as an Association and industry,” says Ferneyhough. “I look forward to working with our newly elected Board of Directors and Past President Robert Ott in continuing to work to achieving our goal of making Canada the best environment in the world for music publishers and our songwriter partners.”
As CMPA President Ferneyhough is an ex-officio member of all CMPA Committees and Chairs CMPA’s Executive Committee that also includes Vice President Tony Tobias of The Pangaea Music House and Treasurer George Ullmann of Counterpoint Musical Services.
CMPA’s membership also approved new by-laws during their Annual General Meeting.
“The new by-laws define our governance structure,” explains Peter James, CMPA Executive Director. “The by-laws also allow our membership base to expand by adding additional membership categories including international and student members.”