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Sharon Dean

Director, London Chapter

Sharon Dean

April 2009

NARIP is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharon Dean to the position of Director, NARIP London.

“The British record industry has always been a strong trend-setter, and continues to develop at a rapid rate, and there is no better person than Sharon Dean to lead the charge for us there,” says NARIP President Tess Taylor. “She’s well-connected, smart and a great organizer. We’re delighted to have her on board to grow NARIP in this region that continues to bring the world so much fantastic music.”

Ms. Dean is currently Founder / Director of Respect Music, Ltd. Formerly Director of the UK’s Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Ltd (MCPS LTD), Ms. Dean was responsible for all audio / product / media licensing at the organization and helped generate over £200 million in revenue. While at MCPS, she developed strategies to monitor and increase existing and future licensing opportunities, leading a team of 68 people. Other areas of responsibility included record company relationships, media and audio product licensing and distribution, audit and enforcement.

With her professional relationships along with a strong background in the music business, production (at BBC TV and the Christmas TV & Film Company) and banking (Visa International, International Stock Exchange and Barclay’s), Ms. Dean is uniquely positioned to understand the complexities of international revenue streams and collection systems which are vital to creating and sustaining long-term careers in the music business today.