| 22 Sep 2023
John Johnson promoted to the post of SVP, Licensing

MUMBAI: The professional membership organisation of songwriters, composers and music publishers, ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) announced the promotion of John Johnson. The announcement was made by Licensing EVP Vincent Candilora, stating Johnson will be the new Licensing senior vice president. He will report to Candilora and will be based in Nashville.

Johnson, who joined the organisation in 1995, holds his expertise in licensing even though he held roles in collections, general licensing and business analysis. His last position in the organisation was again in the licensing division as the licensing operations and systems, VP.

Commenting on the promotion, Candilora said, “Over the past nineteen years, John has proven to be licensing’s principal source of guidance for the many technical and innovative solutions we have implemented. All of these operational changes have directly attributed to ASCAP’s reduction of overall operating expenses.” The organisation has appreciated him especially for his contribution in helping the organisation save by moving ASCAP’s licensing practices to more advanced cloud technology solutions. In his new role, he will continue to support ASCAP’s core licensing operations to further grow in the complex music licensing landscape.

Candilora  further added, “As ASCAP innovates new ways to provide our licensee partners with the most efficient licensing models and access to our diverse, high quality repertory, I am highly confident that John will continue to play a key role."

A few days ago, ASCAP announced the promotion of Lynne Lummel as the new EVP of its newly created Transformation Management Office (TMO). In her new role, she will work closely with the senior leadership team of the organisation on a variety of complex transformation initiatives to meet the future needs of songwriter, composer and publisher members and its licensing members of ASCAP.  Lummel previously held the role of SVP of Distribution and Repertory