On 5 October, Executive Director of the Finnish Music Publishers Association (Suomen Musiikkikustantajat ry) and ICMP Board Member, Pekka Sipilä received a lifetime achievement award at the Music & Media’s Industry Awards Gala in Tampere.

Pekka was honoured for successfully heading up the Association for the past twenty years and for advancing the rights of authors and musicians across the country.

Two Board members from the Finnish MPA, Kari Helenius and Tapio Korjus, were also handed a lifetime achievement award at the ceremony.

ICMP Director General John Phelan said: “On behalf of ICMP and rightsholders everywhere, I would like to extend warm congratulations to Pekka on receiving this prestigious award. It’s thoroughly deserved and we’re extremely proud and grateful to have such colleagues on our Board.”