AMPAL is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Fabinyi as its new General Manager. He has replaced Peter Hebbes who stood down in order to focus on his publishing business.
Jeremy has more than thirty years experience in the music business including the last ten years in Europe, where he held senior positions at the international trade associations CISAC and BIEM in Paris and served as executive director of MCPS and interim CEO at the premier UK music collecting society PRS for Music.
Prior to leaving Australia he was Group Managing Director of Festival Mushroom Records and Festival Publishing and Festival Studios. He held the post of CEO of AMPAL & AMCOS during the 1990s and was the principal of artist management company Mental Management responsible for the careers of, among others, Mental as Anything, The Wiggles, The Cockroaches and Machinations.
His return to Australia, and appointment as AMPAL’s General Manager brings Jeremy full-circle. It brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and capability back to the helm of AMPAL.
AMPAL’s Chairman, Catherine Gerrard, said: “The appointment of Jeremy Fabinyi to the position of AMPAL General Manager is a major step forward for AMPAL. We have a strong plan to focus AMPAL as the leading body for publishers and publishing in our territory. There is a lot we want to achieve and we cannot think of anyone better than Jeremy to set our new strategic direction into motion. Jeremy is well known in Australia and around the world and he will be a great asset to our organisation.”
Jeremy commented: “I’m delighted to be returning to Australia – I’ve been away too long! I look forward to using my experience to support Australian and New Zealand publishers and the songwriters they represent.”