EMI Music Australia’s managing director John O’Donnell has been unanimously re-elected as chair of the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) for the fourth consecutive period. The appointment, made at a board meeting today, is for a 12-month term.
Also during the meeting, David Vodicka, managing director of Melbourne-based Rubber Records and principal of Media Arts Lawyers, replaced former head Of ABC Music Clive Hodson as licensor representative.
Musician Paul Christie, bassist with ’80 Australian hitmakers Mondo Rock, will replace Greg Macainsh as artist representative. Macainsh decided not to stand for re-election after six terms.
In a statement, O’Donnell said, “I am delighted to continue my strong association with PPCA, and I look forward to working with fellow board members and staff to maximise returns to artist and label stakeholders.”
The PPCA generated record net licensing revenue distributed to labels and Australian artists of more than A$10 million ($7.7 million), according to the association’s CEO Stephen Peach.