BOARD 2018 

JULIETTE METZ (ENCORE MERCI - FRANCE)

Juliette started in the music business in 1988 at MINO MUSIC which was the publishing company of her uncle RENAUD (French author, composer and singer). She participated in the creation of ENCORE MERCI with her other uncle David Séchan (family business!) in 1995 where she became the Executive Director. ENCORE MERCI is specialized in Production Music. 

Juliette has also been the Chairwoman of CSDEM (French Music Publishers Association) since 2016. 

She was the Chairwoman of the French Production Music Association (ULM) from 2009 to 2014, and has been its Vice-President since 2014. 

Juliette also initiated the Production Music Committee within ICMP (International Confederation of Music Publishers). She has been the Chairwoman of this Committee from 2014 to 2018. 

She is at the initiative of AMPLI (Alliance de la Musique pour l'Image) which combines 3 associations  (film composers, production music publishers and sound producers for advertising).

MARTIN NEDVED (FONTANA - CZECH REPUBLIC)

Martin Nedved runs Studio Fontana in Prague, the leading production music publisher and sub-publisher in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Studio Fontána is a family business founded by Martin’s parents in the early 90´s. Consequently, Martin has held numerous positions at the company from an early age.

 

Martin holds a law degree and practiced in a leading Czech law firm specializing in copyright law. 

 

Martin is currently chairman of the supervisory board of the Czech neighboring rights society INTERGRAM and chairman of the Production Music Committee previously known as EPMA.

 

Martin focuses on improving the functioning of collective management societies, the use of technology in all aspects of the business, and the proliferation of knowledge and protection of neighboring rights in the production music context. 

 

His latest project is NRG Agency, a neighboring rights collection agency that helps production music composers and musicians collect their neighboring rights royalties worldwide. 

ALEX BLACK (EMI - UK)

Alex joined SonyATV / EMI on August 1st 2013 to head the global production music business. His task is to oversee the development of the EMI PM brands (KPM, Music House, Juice Music + many more) and the EMI PM sub publishing interests (Megatrax, Videohelper, DeWolfe + many more) throughout the world including working directly with the Sony ATV affiliate sales offices.

 

He currently sits on the PRSfm Library Advisory and Commercial Advisory groups and the MPA PPC committee.

Previously, Alex was Managing Director of Imagem Production Music where he oversaw the rebranding from Boosey & Hawkes Production Music to Imagem PM, working as part of the acquisition team for Imagem's successful purchase of American publisher 5 Alarm Music and in the process launching Imagem PM Netherlands.

 

He managed the development of Imagem's Media catalogue, which included the BBC News and Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing With The Stars themes. He created the Boosey & Hawkes Classical library and built an extensive roster of composers from the commercial and film industries.

 

Prior to Imagem / Boosey & Hawkes, he ran his own music PR company, Rocketscience Media, promoting Basement Jaxx, Carl Cox, Elton John, Radiohead amongst others.

 

He also worked as an independent library producer for West 1 and worked for Trevor Horn at his renowned Sarm Studios.

PATRICK APPELGREN (UNIVERSAL - NORDIC REGION)

Patrick has been in the music business for over 30 years. Starting out as a musician and later on an artist recording many albums. He has also worked as a Studio musician and producer.

 

In the 90s, he started to work for Match Music (Scandinavia), that later became BMG Production Music. After BMG’s purchase of Zomba he held the position of Key Account Manager following the transition from BMGZomba to Universal He was appointed the post of General Manager for Universal Production Music Nordic Region. 

 

After being a member of the Swedish PMA since 1999, he became the Chairman of the group in 2013, alongside his Swedish colleagues in the group, they’ve made PM heard within the society and carry on lobbying and fight for the Library business.

DAMIAN SLONINA (JAGUAREC - POLAND)

Damian's experience in the production music business dates back to 1994 when he joined Sound-Pol, one of the pioneering music publishing companies in Poland. In 2004, the company was sold to Sony/ATV and became its local affiliate in Poland which he managed. Apart from Poland, it operated on other territories of the Central and Eastern European region.

 

Since 2009, he has been running his own company Jaguarec that represents many foreign production music catalogues in Poland.

 

He also was a member of the organizing committee of Central and Eastern European Music Publishers Conference that first took place in 2000, that has been organized once a year since and became one of the most important platforms for exchanging information and sharing experience about Central and Eastern European market.

PIETRO GIOLA (MACHIAVELLI - ITALY)

Pietro is a serial entrepreneur focused to create new businesses in the field of innovation and digital crossmedia. About the companies and business he started during his long career: Machiavelli Music, Music Architecture Ltd, Jolnoir, Mordente, Westland, Music Rights Investment Fund, Machiavelli Records, MusicInSync, Onetrackaday, Renaissance Sound Technologies, CAM, Case Interactive, WeDealMagic, AssociazioneMusicProvider, Morning Boost LLP. He's also Member of the Board of FEM (Italian Federation of Music Publisher)

 

He started working in the music business in the 1986 and in 1989 he created his first company - Machiavelli Music - today an internationally renowned company focused on b2b music licensing and music publishing, serving prestigious international companies and brands like Armani, Bolton Group, Electronic Arts, Chrysler, Gucci, Fendi, Fox International Channels, Valentino, Discovery, Sky, Juventus, Ermenegildo Zegna, Tod's, Hogan, Fay, Nh Hotels, Baglioni Hotels...

 

Passion driven about digital innovation, his companies ranges from digital music publishing (Machiavelli Music), to immersive audio (with Renaissance Sound Technologies first ever Dolby Surround sound effects collection), from interactive media with Case Interactive, to fund and investment activity with Music Rights Investment Fund, from cross-media production as President of CAM (with over 500 employees and an aggregate turnover of 200m Euro), to incubators like the accelerator Morning Boost, based in London Tech City and awarded in 2013 of the prestigious UK Trade & Investment Tech City Award.

 

He's also founder President of AMP, Associazione Music Provider, with formal relationships with Italian Copyright Collecting Society (SIAE) and the Italian Phonographic Collecting Society (SCF), as well as member of IAEL (International Association of Entertainment Lawyers).

 

He holds seminars (Università Cattolica Milano, Università di Torino, WIPO, Midem, NAB) about music trends and music copyright evolution from creative, bureaucratical and technical perspectives.

 

Specialties: Music publishing, music rights consulting, music rights clearance and licensing for the b2b world, copyright society consulting for music rights, creative music consulting, music rights brokerage and negotiation, music architecture - sonic branding - instore music projects specialist, production music libraries and sound effects libraries producer, digital label.

GILDA FULCO (INTERVOX ITALIA)

Gilda Fulco is Head of Business Affairs for the Intervox Production Music group and Managing Director at Intervox Italia.

After the first years of working experience at Intervox she was increasingly animated by opening dialogues and fostering the exchange of information among different players of the PM branch. She has been active in the lobbying activities of the German Production Music group, after being strongly committed in the early stages of the constitution of the European Production Music group.

She has built solid relationships with the Italian collecting society SIAE and the Federation of Music Publishers (FEM) under which umbrella she initiated the Italian Production Music group. In 2013 she followed the operations for the foundation of the Spanish subsidiary Ediciones Musicales Intervox SL.

Currently Gilda is engaged in the post-merger integration of Reliable Source Music Ltd after being strongly involved in the acquisition of the British library in 2017.

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HOREA PASCU

EINAR HELDE

NATALIE DICKENS

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