ICMP member the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association (AMPAL) held its Annual General Meeting on 21 November.

AMPAL General Manager Matthew O’Sullivan spoke about the organisation’s work throughout the year and welcomed AMPAL’s engagement with the current Parliamentary inquiry into the Australian music industry.

Also at the meeting:

Bob Aird (Universal Music Publishing Group), Matthew Donlevy (Frankdon Music Pty Ltd), Jane English (Music Sales), Simon Moor (Kobalt Music Group), and Philip Walker (Origin Music Group) were declared as re-elected to the AMPAL Board.

Nominations had also been received from Bernard Depasquale (Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB)), Karen Hamilton (120 Publishing), Rachel Kelly (Downtown Music Publishing), Jess Ossington (Audio Network), and Gary Seeger (peermusic).

Matthew Capper (Warner/Chappell Music Australia) was returned as Chair, and Clive Hodson (Perfect Pitch Publishing) as Deputy Chair of the Board.