IFPIrepresenting the recording industry worldwide, opened a new Southeast Asia regional office in Singapore.
Simon Seow has been appointed to the newly appointed role of IFPI Regional Director, Southeast Asia.
According to IFPI, Seow will lead IFPI’s work in the region to promote recorded music, expand commercial use, and advocate for the rights of record producers.
Seow took up his position and reported to the IFPI CEO Frances Moore.
The move is the result of a decision by IFPI and its member record companies to restructure IFPI’s Asia operations, in an effort to more closely reflect current industry needs, IFPI said. recording industry.
IFPI’s Beijing office became the Greater China office, and coordinates with IFPI’s Country Teams in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
IFPI said its regional office in Hong Kong was closed and Asia-Pacific countries – Japan, South Korea, Australia, India and New Zealand – were working directly with the global office. of the IFPI in London.
Based on IFPI . Global Music Reportrecorded music industry revenue for Asia as a whole grew 9.5% in 2020, to US$63.4 million, driven primarily by music streaming growth.
Prior to joining IFPI, Simon Seow led the Singapore government’s intellectual property policy work, including a review of Singapore’s copyright regime, culminating in the passage of a new Copyright Act in October. September 2021, the IFPI said.
Previously, he led the Singapore government’s intellectual property policy related to public health, as well as reviews of the IP dispute resolution system and registered design regime.
“This move will allow us to continue to support the growth and development of music markets across Asia.”
“This move will allow us to continue to support the development and growth of music markets across Asia, while also focusing our presence in Southeast Asia as we move forward,” said Frances Moore. We strive to facilitate the vibrant and dynamic growth of regional music markets.
“Simon brings with him a wealth of experience in the areas of copyright and intellectual property law, making him an outstanding leader in our work in strengthening the policy environment for recorded music in the background. foundation for a successful music market.”
“The rapid pace of technological development creates new opportunities.”
Simon Seow, added: “The rapid pace of technological development creates new opportunities as well as challenges for artists and the recording industry.
“I look forward to helping shape the environment in which they thrive and continue to bring music to people.”
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