The Independent Music Publishers Forum (IMPF) has declared widely respected publishing executive Annette Barrett President-elect of IMPF and Chair of the Board of Directors.
Barrett, who is Managing Director of Reservoir UK, will take on the role of President at the upcoming General Assembly being held in Stockholm this month, and will bring valuable experience to the Forum, particularly as it grows and consolidates globally.
As MD of Reservoir’s UK outpost (formerly Reverb Music), Barrett has signed and worked with award-winning, noted songwriters like Nitin Sawhney, Jamie Hartman, Pete Gordeno, and Cutfather, among many others.
She began her career in music publishing 30 years ago, in the Copyright Department of UK-based independent music publisher, Carlin Music.
She worked her way up the industry ladder, eventually to the role of International Director at Virgin Music.
From there, she moved on to become the Executive Director of International Repertoire at Warner/Chappell Music, where she was the first woman ever appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.
Over the course of her career, Barrett has signed and worked with some of the world’s most celebrated songwriters and recording artists, including David Bowie, George Michael, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Prince, Sting, and The Police.
“Annette was a founder member of the Forum and together we have overseen its growth and programming since its inception.”
Pierre Mossiat, IMPF
Pierre Mossiat, President of IMPF, said: “Annette was a founder member of the Forum and together we have overseen its growth and programming since its inception.
“Having a strong advocate is of huge importance to independent music publishers and having Annette as the incoming President is a tremendous advantage for all of us.”
“I am delighted to take up the Presidency role and thank Pierre who has done such a great job to get the Forum to this point.”
Barrett added: “I am delighted to take up the Presidency role and thank Pierre who has done such a great job to get the Forum to this point.
“I look forward to working with Pierre and the rest of the Board of Directors to further grow the Forum globally, so as to directly meet our members needs in the different continents where we are engaged: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and North and South America.
“Consolidating our outreach to like-minded organisations internationally will also be a key tenet of our strategic direction, as we continue to build the IMPF community.”Music Business Worldwide