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MPA CEO to stand down

By | Published on Monday 4 March 2013

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The top man at the Music Publishers Association, Stephen Navin, will step down in June, he has told Music Week. The publishing sector trade body’s CEO will leave the industry to read history at Oxford University, formally standing down at the next MPA AGM on 25 Jun.

Navin told Music Week: “I have long dreamed a dream that I might go to Oxford University to read history. And the dream seems to have come true and I have seized the day! Assuming I get past Freshers’ week, the ‘working’ hours – eight week terms – do not seem unduly punishing (at least for a modern music publisher) and I hope to be able to offer my humble services to our industry if called upon from time to time, which could be particularly advantageous, embedded as I shall be in the bosom of academe”.

MPA Chair Chris Butler says it will be “business as usual” at the trade body until Navin exits, though the organisation’s board will be considering its options for the future.



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