Britain’s Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed rights administration veteran Jeremy Fabinyi as executive director and board member, effective in April.
As executive director, he succeeds Sandra Cox, who takes the same title at sister collecting body the Performing Right Society. Cox replaces John Axon who is retiring after 22 years at PRS.
Fabinyi will be responsible for MCPS’ day-to-day operations, including audio-product licensing and new-business development. He will relocate to London from Paris, where for the past three years he has worked with European rights organization BIEM and the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.
In his native Australia, Fabinyi had stints as CEO of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society and as managing director of Festival Mushroom Records. Fabinyi managed Australian rockers Mental As Anything, which had an international hit with “Live It Up” (Epic) in 1987, and has served as a board member to national audiovisual collecting society Screenrights and the Australian Copyright Council.