British Music Rights (BMR), the lobbying body for author/publisher interests, has appointed Emma Pike as director general, with effect from early September

British Music Rights (BMR), the lobbying body for author/publisher interests, has appointed Emma Pike as director general, with effect from early September. Pike, a lawyer, will relocate to London from Brussels, where she has been based for more than two-and-a-half years as the IFPI's European affairs executive.

She succeeds Kate Fulton, who resigned in February after less than six months in the post.

"I look forward to representing the broad membership of BMR in the promotion and protection of their rights and interests with government and the European institutions at a time when new technology is bringing rapid and significant change to the industry," says Pike in a statement.

BMR is an umbrella body representing authors' societies the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, the Music Publishers Assn., the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society and the Performing Right Society.

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