Jane Dyball is an award-winning music executive with more than 20 years’ experience.
She provides strategic advice for businesses and individuals in the music and music tech industries via her own company Laffittes Ltd.
Dyball graduated from Bristol University in 1984 with a degree in law before getting a job in music publishing at Virgin Music.
Dyball then enjoyed a 20-year career at Warner/Chappell Music – running business affairs outside of the US and Canada, as well as directing business strategic issues on areas such as digital rights and collection societies, and setting up WCM’s digital rights initiative.
At Warner/Chappell she worked with songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Morrissey, George Michael, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Muse, Xenomania and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Jane Dyball: Her MPA career
Jane Dyball joined the UK’s Music Publishers Association as CEO of MCPS, PMLL and independent publishing collective IMPEL in January 2014 – later adding the MPA.
Dyball’s achievements included bringing MPA’s group of companies under one roof, as well as steering MCPS in its first few years as a standalone business – during which time it has paid down more than £16m debt. Dyball also revamped the MPA’s service to its members, and developed new licensing schemes at PMLL.
When she decided to step down from her MPA role in 2018, her successor Paul Clements said that he was “looking forward to building upon the solid foundations of Jane Dyball and her team’s excellent work over the past five years.”
Dyball was an Outstanding Contribution recipient at the 2018 Music Week Women in Music Awards and received an Ivors Academy Gold Badge in 2019.Music Business Worldwide