New appointments have been confirmed today (June 12) for the boards of Phonographic Performances NZ (PPNZ) and the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ).

Phil Howling, the newly appointed GM of Warner Music New Zealand, succeeds his predecessor Jerry Lloyd on the boards of both industry bodies.

Howling, previously marketing director at Universal Music, took over from Lloyd who finished his tenure at Warner last week.

The PPNZ has also appointed Mark Kneebone -- who is also chair of Independent Music New Zealand -- as its affiliate member representative. The Tardus Music chief succeeds Global Routes' Bernie Griffin on the board.

In addition, Lorraine Barry -- manager of local acts such as Dave Dobbyn and Lucid 3 -- has been named the PPNZ's first artist management representative. In her new role, Barry will help represent the perspective of recording artists

Universal Music managing director Adam Holt, who chairs PPNZ and is president of RIANZ, welcomes the appointments of both Kneebone and Barry. "PPNZ represents an important income stream for record companies, artists and producers, and we are delighted to have someone of Lorraine's calibre and standing represent artist interests at board level," he adds.

Holt also welcomed the appointment of Howling to both boards, together with Dirty Records' Callum August, who has taken over the RIANZ affiliate member position previously held by Global Routes' Griffin.

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