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UBC chief executive Marcelo Castello Branco reappointed CISAC Board Chair

Chair Marcelo Castello Branco and vice chair Patrick Raude have both been elected to the CISAC board for a second term, while Jennifer Brown begins her first term as vice chair.

Liam Konemann
  • By Liam Konemann
  • 28 Jun 2022
  • min read

CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, has reappointed Marcelo Castello Branco as chair of its newly-elected Board of Directors. It is the second three-year term for Marcelo, chief executive officer of Brazilian music society UBC.

Patrick Raude, secretary-general of French society SACD, was also re-elected for a second term as the board’s vice chair. He will be joined by Jennifer Brown, chief executive officer of Canada’s SOCAN, who takes the position for the first time.

The appointments were made at the first meeting of the new board on Thursday 23 June. Three new members - BMDA from Morocco, DAMA from Spain and VG BILD-KUNST from Germany – were also in attendance.

Marcelo Castello Branco said: ‘I am deeply honoured to be re-appointed as Chair of the CISAC Board. With this position comes the massive responsibility of working together with all my colleagues, and with the CISAC team, to address the constant and never-ending changes that are taking place across the music landscape. We are responsible also towards our nearly four million members throughout the world, for whom CISAC is working to shape a better and fairer environment. This is a time for adaptability and a common understanding of how to keep improving and creating more value for the creators’ community.'