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NEW CMPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTORMay 24 2005

TORONTO – May 18, 2005 – Jodie Ferneyhough, President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Catharine Saxberg as CMPA’s new Executive Director effective May 24, replacing Peter James who is retiring.

“CMPA has made tremendous progress. We appreciate Peter’s contribution and wish him well on his retirement to Mexico,” says Ferneyhough. “Catharine Saxberg has a background in the music industry and association management and is well qualified to move CMPA forward.”

James agrees, noting that Saxberg’s experience in marketing will be useful in her new role as CMPA Executive Director.

“Catharine is an excellent choice and I am confident she will receive the same positive support from CMPA’s Board of Directors that I enjoyed,” James adds. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the music publishers and know that CMPA will continue to flourish under Catharine’s leadership.”

Saxberg was recently Executive Director of The Radio Starmaker Fund, an initiative of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. She has also held senior positions with Balmur Corus Music and Canadian Broadcast Sales.

“It’s an exciting time for the music publishing industry and I am pleased to being a part of it,” Saxberg says. “I look forward to working with Canada’s music publishers to promote an understanding of this important facet of the music business.”

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For more information contact: Catharine Saxberg, CMPA Executive Director 416-926-7952,
csaxberg@musicpublishing.ca