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Jane Dyball

Senior Vice-President of International Legal & Business Affairs Warner/Chappell Music Ltd

Jane Dyball sits on the Boards of the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society, Performing Right Society and Music Publishers Association (MPA), the International Confederation of Music Publishers and the International Music Publishers Association.

Jane Dyball graduated in Law (LLB Hons) from Bristol University in 1984 and spent some time travelling before becoming determined to get a job in the music business. After sending out endless CVs she joined independent publisher, Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd, in 1986 as International Co-ordinator, eventually becoming Administration Manager (International). She had responsibility for international copyrights, overseas synch licensing, organising conferences and producing printed music.

Following a stint at printed music company, International Music Publications, Jane joined Warner/Chappell Music Ltd as Legal & Business Affairs Manager in 1992, subsequently becoming Head of the Legal Department for the UK before taking on international responsibilities and moving to her current position in 2005. She has responsibility for all Warner/Chappell Music’s business affairs throughout the world ex US & Canada, and is responsible for business strategic issues focussing on areas such as collective rights management and digital rights. In recent years Jane has initiated and executed WCM’s Pan European Digital Licensing initiative and instigated the groundbreaking “one stop shop” licensing publishing and master rights together for Radiohead’s phenomenal “In Rainbows” album.

Jane has worked in an advisory capacity for various government industry initiatives, representing the music publishing industry in the Music Industry Panel created by Creative and Cultural Skills. She has been particularly interested in industry training, was a previous chair of the MPA’s Education and Training Committee, and acted as Champion of the Music Leaders Network, which provided funding and an infrastructure for 12 very talented individuals to receive both formal and peer training together with executive coaching so as to fulfil their potential. She is regularly invited to participate in industry think-tanks and has appeared as a panellist at a variety of industry events throughout the world.

She lives in Suffolk, England with her partner and 2 children.

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