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New Leadership At Music Canada and CONNECT

Music Canada Board Chair Jennifer Sloan has announced Patrick Rogers has been named Chief Executive Officer of the

New Leadership At Music Canada and CONNECT

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Music Canada Board Chair Jennifer Sloan has announced Patrick Rogers has been named Chief Executive Officer of the music trade org. Rogers had previously been the Vice President, Corporate Affairs and has served as interim co-CEO since June with Graham Henderson's departure.


Additionally, Jackie Dean has been appointed President of CONNECT Music Licensing by the shareholders and will remain Chief Operating Officer of Music Canada after also serving as interim co-CEO since June.

“After a competitive search process with a wide variety of talented and interested candidates, the Board is confident Patrick’s vision for Music Canada builds on the organization’s record of success with an eye to the opportunities of the future,” said Sloan.

“I am excited about the opportunity and thank the Board for entrusting me to lead this talented team. I look forward to continuing Music Canada’s passionate advocacy for Canada’s creators and working with others in the cultural industries to accomplish our shared objectives,” said Rogers.

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“Jackie’s appointment ... will strengthen the leadership structure of this important organization, allowing it to provide the greatest value to its members,” continued Sloan.

“The opportunity to lead (the licensing agency) means having a hands-on role in making sure that ... members are compensated when their music is played,” said Dean. “I look forward to utilizing my leadership, industry and financial experience to fulfill the mandate of the organization.”

Both appointments are effective today – Monday, January 11th.

About Connect Music here.

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