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Kazuhiro Ando (Japan)

Kazuhiro Ando (Japan) Associate Professor, Tōyō University

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1963. Studied intellectual ...

Xavier Blanc (France)

Xavier Blanc (France) General Secretary, AEPO-ARTIS

1985 to 1989: Lawyer member of the Lyon Bar. Since ...

Dan Gottfried (Israel)

Dan Gottfried (Israel) Pres., Israeli Musicians Union (IMU)

Dan Gottfried is the President of the Israeli ...

Jan Granvik (Sweden)

Jan Granvik (Sweden) Pres., Swedish Musicians Union (SMF)

Jan Granvik, President of the Swedish Musicians Union ...

Dr László Gyimesi (Hungary)

Dr László Gyimesi (Hungary) President, HMDU

Dr. László Gyimesi (62 years) is a musician and a ...

Ray Hair (United States)

Ray Hair (United States) President, AFM

Ray Hair, a 35-year resident of Denton, Texas, is ...

Jay Kogami (Japan)

Jay Kogami (Japan) Editor in Chief | All Digital Music

Jay Kogami is the Editor-in-Chief of digital music blog ...

Seiichi Kondo (Japan)

Seiichi Kondo (Japan) Director, Kondo Institute

Director, Kondo Institute for Culture & Diplomacy. ...

Benoît Machuel (France)

Benoît Machuel (France) General Secretary, FIM

Benoît Machuel has been General Secretary of the ...

Lauri Rechardt (Finland)

Lauri Rechardt (Finland) Director, IFPI, Licensing and Legal Policy

Lauri Rechardt is IFPI’s Director of Licensing ...

Beat Santschi (Switzerland)

Beat Santschi (Switzerland) Pres., Swiss Musicians Union (SMV)

Guitarist, FIM vice-president, president of the Swiss ...

Eddie Schwartz (Canada)

Eddie Schwartz (Canada) President, Songwriters Ass. of Canada

Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic ...

Kazuo Shiina (Japan)

Kazuo Shiina (Japan) Executive Director, GEIDANKYO

Born in Tokyo Japan, 1952 Current Status – ...

Takeshi Shinohara (Japan)

Takeshi Shinohara (Japan) President, MUJ

Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1947. Studied the flute in ...

John Smith (UK)

John Smith (UK) President, FIM

After studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London ...

Dr. Pál Tomori (Hungary)

Dr. Pál Tomori (Hungary) Director, EJI

Director of EJI (Civil Society for the Protection of ...

Horace Trubridge (UK)

Horace Trubridge (UK) AGS, British Musicians Union (BMU)

Founder member of R&B/doowop band ‘Darts’, ...

Ahti Vänttinen (Finland)

Ahti Vänttinen (Finland) Pres., Finnish Musicians Union (SML)

Education: Master of Laws, Helsinki University Current ...