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Jean-Michel Jarre re-elected as President of CISAC

By | Published on Monday 6 June 2016


The confederation of song right (and other) collecting societies – so that’ll be your good friends at CISAC – held its annual elections as part of a General Assembly meeting in Paris on Friday, and amongst other things Jean-Michel Jarre was re-elected to the role of President for a new three year term.

There were a number of re-elections during the proceedings, with singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo, director Marcelo Piñeyro and sculptor Ousmane Sow all re-elected as VPs, while director, scriptwriter and producer Jia Zhang-ke was also elected to one of the VP roles.

Commenting on the election results, CISAC Director General Gadi Oron told reporters: “We are THRILLED that Jean-Michel Jarre, Angélique Kidjo, Marcelo Piñeyro and Ousmane Sow have been re-elected as President and Vice-Presidents of CISAC. We are also delighted to welcome celebrated film director Jia Zhang-ke as our new Vice President”.

Zhang-ke is Chinese, and Oron added his election will “help strengthen CISAC’s relationship with China and the community of Chinese creators, at a time when China is increasingly improving its protection of authors’ rights and establishing itself as a leading market for creative content”.