Carsten Drachmann appointed ICE chief executive

Copyright database owned by PRS for Music and STIM looks to expand

The International Copyright Enterprise (ICE) has appointed Carsten Drachmann from Nokia Siemens as its new Chief Executive. The company, co-owned by UK collecting society PRS for Music and Swedish collecting society STIM, was established in 2007 to deliver copyright services to both its parent companies and other collecting societies.

Drachmann spent 20 years at Nokia Siemens in a variety of roles spanning sales, research and development and software.  Most recently he was VP of Sales in the Professional Services division, focussing on consulting and system integration.  During his tenure at Nokia Siemens he was based in Copenhagen, but had an international focus, which included a 2-year stint in Brazil during which he held responsibility for the entire Latin America region. Carsten Drachmann will report directly to the board of ICE.


It’s a hugely exciting time to join ICE and I see great potential for the company. We are already providing a high standard of service to our current customers PRS for Music and STIM and ICE will provide the technology on which the future Global Repertoire Database is based.  My focus will be developing ICE into a commercial organisation with a strong professional service and product offering. Our scope is international and I am looking forward to welcoming our next customers on board very soon.

Carsten Drachmann

Carsten has been appointed as Chief Executive because of his extensive experience in the technology sector and in providing business to business services. He is the right man to lead ICE as it enters an exciting new phase in its development, expanding its service offering to new customers.

Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive - PRS for Music

ICE has also announced the re-appointment of Wanda Goldwag as Non-Executive Chair of its board of directors. Wanda holds a number of non-executive positions, including that of external director of PRS for Music.

Contact details

Lotta De Ciccio, Public Relations
ICE Services AB
Gustavslundsvägen 135
SE-167 51 Bromma, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0) 8 704 68 02

 About ICE

International Copyright Enterprise Services AB (ICE) is a Professional Service Company offering advanced services on administration of musical rights. The Company was formed in 2007 building new applications for copyright administration and started its operational business in 2010. The main operation with 80 people is based in Stockholm, Sweden, but operates globally with customers in several countries.

About PRS for Music

Here for music since 1914, PRS for Music is a world-leading music collective management organisation representing the rights of more than 175,000 talented songwriters, composers and music publishers. Redefining the global standard for music royalties, PRS for Music ensures songwriters and composers are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. 

For 110 years it has grown and protected the rights of the music creator community, paying out royalties with more accuracy, transparency and speed. In 2023, PRS for Music paid out £943.6m in royalties and collected a record £1.08 billion in revenues.

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