Apple Music Launches Global Publishing Division

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Elena Segal will head up the new department.

To better manage its relationships with music publishers, Apple has launched a new music publishing division that will be led by longtime legal and licensing specialist Elena Segal, an Apple rep tells Billboard.

Previously the legal director of iTunes International, Segal's new title is Global Director of Music Publishing for Apple Music.

Segal's new publishing team will be made up of several divisions dedicated to operations, commercial, publisher relations and A&R. Segal will split time between the U.K. and the U.S. Apple is not planning to start acting as a music publisher itself, the rep tells Billboard.

The creation of the music publishing office follows the April promotion of Oliver Schusser to head of Apple Music and international content, and was first reported by  Music Business Worldwide

Segal joined Apple in 2006 and has covered licensing matters related to the international expansion of the iTunes Store and later, the global launch of Apple Music, which now boasts 50 million overall subscribers (paid and free trial) spanning 115 territories.