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The O2/AEG's ex-head of communications, Barney Hooper, along with Sky's Claire Jarvis and Google/YouTube's Sami Valkonen, have joined the UK collection society
By IQ on 16 Aug 2018
British collection society PRS for Music has bolstered its leadership team with three new hires and an internal promotion.
Claire Jarvis joins from Sky, taking up the position of director of membership, and Sami Valkonen from Google, becoming director of international.
Rachael Naylor, meanwhile – who has been with the society for over eight years – is promoted to the newly created role of director of operations and distributions, while Barney Hooper joins from AEG in another newly created position, as director of communications and marketing.
“The high standard of service we aspire to provide to our members, our licensees and our fellow societies depends on our people, and we are proud not only to have hired three key individuals with diverse experience with major music users, but also to have recognised rising talent from within,” says PRS for Music chief executive Robert Ashcroft.
“We are proud not only to have hired three individuals with diverse experience with major music users, but also to have recognised rising talent within”
“I would like to welcome all four to their new roles at PRS for Music.”
Claire Jarvis was previously director of music at Sky, while Valkonen was director of international music publishing for YouTube and Google Play Music.
Hooper was previously director of communications at AEG, based at The O2 in London, where he oversaw all communications at the world’s most-visited music venue.
PRS agreed a new live music (popular music concerts, or LP) tariff of 4% with the UK live industry in May.
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