Margaret McGuffin has been promoted to the position of CEO of Music Publishers Canada (MPC), effective immediately.
McGuffin has spent five years at MPC, and has served as its Executive Director, after previously spending three years at the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) in several Vice Presidential capacities.
The MPC has consistently advocated the federal government for the rights of its music publishers, who represent, and invest in, thousands of Canadian songs and songwriters, heard daily on radio, streaming services, in videogames, and in film, television, and other screen productions, worldwide. The organization has pursued the modernization of the Copyright Act, and a review of CRTC Commercial radio policy.
At MPC, McGuffin has overseen the launch of new programs, including the Women in the Studio National Accelerator, Music Publishing 101 training, the Meet the Music Supervisors series, the annual Music Tech Summit, and the CREATE trade missions and song camps.
“The Board of MPC would like to acknowledge the important work Margaret is doing on behalf of our music publisher members and the music publishing community as a whole, especially in the area of advocacy,” said Board Chairman Vince Degiorgio in making the announcement.
“I would like to thank my team and the MPC Board of Directors for their support and their vision for the future of music publishing in Canada,” said McGuffin in a statement.
McGuffin has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA in Arts and Media Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.