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Rupert Perry Joins Musicrypt's Advisory Board

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  • May 16, 2024

    by -- Musicrypt

    Musicrypt Inc., the industry's leading secure digital music distribution company today announced that Rupert Perry, former President of EMI Europe and former Chairman of the IFPI European Board has joined Musicrypt’s Advisory Board.

    “We are very fortunate to have someone with Rupert’s talent and experience contribute to the development of Musicrypt”, said John Heaven, President & CEO Musicrypt Inc. “His knowledge and reputation throughout the global music community will be a valuable resource as we expand internationally.”

    Rupert Perry spent over thirty years with EMI Music. After joining in 1971 he was responsible for many parts of the company’s record business around the world. He worked in the USA as Vice President of Artist and Repertoire for Capitol Records from 1976 – 1982 and then as President of EMI America from 1982 – 1984. He was sent to Australia in 1985 briefly as Managing Director before returning to London, where he was President of EMI Records UK from 1986 - 1995 and President of EMI Europe from 1995 – 1999. At the same time, he was Chairman of the UK Music Trade Association of British Phonographic Industries (BPI) from 1993 – 1995 and then Chairman of the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI) European Board from 1998 – 2024. For his services to the British Music Industry he was awarded a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the Queens Honour List of 1997 and more recently received the prestigious IFPI Medal for services to the International Recording Industry in 2024. Mr. Perry is now a consultant and serves on various boards.

    “Musicrypt is definitely the leader in the secure digital delivery field for the music industry”, said Rupert Perry, CBE. “Their competitive success in Canada, where all major labels and all chart-monitored radio chose Musicrypt’s Digital Media Distribution System, combined with the partnership with Billboard and endorsement of Clear Channel Radio in the US, encouraged me to lend my support to Musicrypt’s international growth.”

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