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Peermusic Canada Announces Key Executive Promotions

Peer Music (peermusic) has announced a re-alignment of senior staff in its Canadian office, led by Neville Quinlan who is now MD, Publishing & Neighbouring Rights. He continues to lead peermusic’s Canadian publishing operations and manage both its Toronto and Montreal offices.

Peermusic Canada Announces Key Executive Promotions

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Peer Music (peermusic) has announced a re-alignment of senior staff in its Canadian office, led by Neville Quinlan who is now MD, Publishing & Neighbouring Rights. He continues to lead peermusic’s Canadian publishing operations and manage both its Toronto and Montreal offices.


He currently serves as Chair of the Canadian Publishers Committee at the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd (CMRRA) and serves on the board of Music Publishers Canada (MPC). He has previously served on the CMRRA board, as well as the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) Board and SOCAN Foundation Board.

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peermusic also announced the promotion of Cheryl Link to the post of General Manager of the company’s music publishing operations in Toronto. Her new role will see Link onboard an expanded role in client relations while continuing to lead creative and synchronization activity in the region.

Link joined the music publisher in 2005. She also serves on the Board of SOCAN, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and SOCAN Foundation. She is one of the founding committee members of the MPC (Music Publishers Canada) Women in the Studio program, now in its fifth year.

Other promotions include Rachel Clark who will move up to assume the post of Head of Administration, peermusic Canada. With a focus on copyright management & royalties, Clark has helped in the implementation of peermusic sub-publisher client catalogues such as Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, Nanada Music BV, and Big Machine Music. She also oversees peermusic’s relationship with key partners such as SOCAN, CMRRA, and major & independent labels and serves on the Music Publishers Canada NXTGen committee.

The pubbery represents a long list of Canadian artists and writers, including The Tragically Hip, Corey Hart, Loreena McKennitt, David Foster, July Talk, Kathleen Edwards, Sebastien Grainger/DFA 1979, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, The Stampeders, and Klaatu; as well as sub-publishing many international artists and catalogues such as Tom Waits, Wise Music, Beggars Music, Big Machine, Hipgnosis, Sugar Music and Modern Works.

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peermusic Neighbouring Rights is one of the leading independent neighbouring rights companies in the world. Its client roster encompasses 300+ record labels and 3000+ performers, including Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, DJ Snake, Metallica, Jacques Brel, Jean-Michel Jarre, Leonard Bernstein, Megan Thee Stallion, Finneas, Lady A, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Panic! At The Disco, Migos, and David Guetta. Recent signings to Peermusic Neighbouring Rights include Joan Baez, The Strokes, Malcolm McLaren, Armin Van Buren, Carl Cox, Luis Enrique, Stromae, Charles Azanavour, and Sofi Tukker, while new label signings include Codiscos, Global Records, Exceleration Music and Red Bullet Productions.

Kathy Spanberger, President & COO, peermusic Anglo American Region who oversees the Canadian territory for peermusic, commented: “These promotions are deserved recognition for the incredible contributions and results that Neville, Cheryl, and Rachael are delivering to our peermusic clients, along with their contributions to our company culture. This reflects our commitment to providing our Canadian clients with the very best in executive talent. 

Mary Megan Peer, Chief Executive Officer, peermusic, who established peermusic’s neighbouring rights division commented: “peermusic Neighbouring Rights is experiencing remarkable growth and expanding into new territories—we are now collecting from 75 rights organizations in 50 different countries. Neville is an important addition to our peermusic Neighbouring Rights leadership team as we work to maximize worldwide collections for recording rights owners and performers.”

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