Production Music Association Elects APM Music President Adam Taylor Vice Chairman and Promotes 615 Music President Randy Wachtler to Chairman
Los Angeles (July 11, 2008) – The Production Music Association, which promotes and protects the rights and interests of publishers and composers of music for use in film, television, radio and new media has elected APM Music President Adam Taylor to the post of Vice Chairman and promoted 615 Music President Randy Wachtler to Chairman, effective immediately.
Former Production Music Association Chairman Mike Dowdle, CEO of Non-Stop Music Holdings resigned for personal reasons and will relocate abroad. Dowdle is one of the founding members of the non-profit Production Music Association, which was created in 1997.
"We're all sorry to see Mike go, but we're happy for this next exciting chapter of his life," said Randy Wachtler. "I look forward to working with Adam and our new Executive Director, Debra Krizman and continuing our efforts to promote the interests of the production music community."
The Production Music Association plays an ongoing role in promoting the interests of production music publishers and working with the performing rights societies (ASCAP, BMI AND SESAC) to help rights holders track and get paid for existing and new distribution platforms. The non-profit organization conducts performance rights analysis, composer and publisher education, promotes discussion around digital rights management issues and provides services to its member companies. The Production Music Association is the community's leading advocacy group. See www.pmamusic.com.
About APM Music
APM Music, a joint venture of EMI Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing, the largest and most diverse collection of original music available to entertainment and media producers, provides North American-based production clients with exclusive access to over 250,000 recordings of music produced specifically for use in film, television, radio, and new media productions. For more information, please go to www.apmmusic.com.