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Jean Michel Jarre becomes new CISAC president

By | Published on Monday 10 June 2013

Jean Michel Jarre

CISAC – the global organisation of collecting societies for the music publishing and songwriter communities, and other creators – has elected Jean Michel Jarre as its new President. Jarre basically succeeds Robin Gibb, who died in May 2012 of course, and visual artist Hervé Di Rosa, who has fulfilled the role in an acting capacity this last year. Jarre, and four Vice-Presidents, were elected at the organisation’s World Creators Summit in Washington last week.

Kenth Muldin, Chairman of the CISAC board of directors, told reporters: “We are thrilled to welcome Jean Michel Jarre and our new four vice presidents as we continue striving to create a world where creators can practice their art without fear of being short-changed. As creators themselves, all five new appointees are well aware of the issues faced by the creative community, making them ideal candidates to carry on the legacy of our previous president Robin Gibb, who fought tirelessly for creators’ rights throughout his life. We look forward to working with them to continue the work of making his vision a reality”.

It’s Jarre’s second appointment to a global trade organisation in recent weeks. Last month he became an Ambassador for the newish Association For Electronic Music, a position he will hold alongside Nile Rodgers.