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Frances Moore to step down as IFPI CEO

By | Published on Friday 21 July 2023

Frances Moore

Frances Moore has announced that she will step down as CEO of the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry at the end of this year, having led the global record industry trade organisation since 2010.

In a statement, the IFPI main board said: “We thank Frances for all of her many accomplishments navigating IFPI through arguably the most demanding and complex period of modern music’s history”.

“At once, she has led us through music’s digital transition and the industry’s expansion worldwide, enabling a return to growth that mutually benefits artists, labels and the broader music ecosystem”, it went on. “Not only has she herself been an excellent and effective advocate for labels and creators, but Frances has built an incredible team of professionals to assure that her legacy will carry on”.

Having originally joined the trade body in 1994 as Regional Director for Europe, Moore herself comments: “After three decades with IFPI, thirteen of which as its Global CEO, it is time for me to hang up my spurs! I have loved working for IFPI and the recording industry and feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve in this role. I am very proud and appreciative of the IFPI team, both now and over the years. Every achievement has been the result of a team effort”.

“I have had the good fortune of living through so much of the industry’s transformation from analogue to digital”, she continues. “On my first day at IFPI 30 years ago, I was dealing with legislation on blank tape levies and here we are today dealing with legislation on AI!”

A replacement will now be sought, with Moore agreeing to stay on until the end of 2023 in order to ensure a seamless transition.