Spencer Lee has been appointed Managing Director of Asia Pacific for independent music publisher peermusic.
In his new role, Spencer will assume responsibility for territories including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.
Lee joins peermusic after over 20 years with Hong Kong’s PRO, known as CASH.
Starting as Financial Controller, he was appointed Deputy CEO of CASH in 2000 responsible for general operation including royalty distribution, information technology, and international affairs.
Lee promoted and lectured on copyright to government bodies, industry groups and universities at CASH. He also played a pivotal role in the establishment of CASH’s regional digital initiatives in Asia Pacific.
Mary Megan Peer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and President, Asia Pacific and Strategic Markets, peermusic, said: “Spencer’s wealth of knowledge from his experience with the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH), digital music services and the other regional societies will be important as he leads our continued growth in the Asian region. We’re happy to be bringing his vast expertise to the peermusic team and to our songwriters in Asia Pacific.”
Lee commented, “It is my great pleasure to work for a legendary music publishing company and to continue to serve the creative community in a different capacity. I look forward to working with peermusic’s writers and staff and to reconnecting with industry partners to build the future amid the digital music transformation in the region.”
Flora Yip, who previously held the MD position at peermusic Asia-Pacific, will be retiring to Australia.
“I would like to thank Flora for her valuable contributions during her years at peermusic,” commented Mary Megan Peer.
Said Yip: “It’s been my great pleasure and honor to work for peermusic over the past years. I would like to thank Ralph Peer, Mary Megan, and the global creative community at peermusic who have given me their support, trust and friendship during my time in the music industry.”Music Business Worldwide