CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) has appointed SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown as one of two Vice-Chairs of its Board of Directors, at the first meeting of its newly-elected Board of Directors, on June 23, 2022, in Paris. It’s the first time Brown has taken the position, which lasts for three years.

“This is a great recognition for SOCAN on a global level, and will allow us to further extend our work for creators’ rights on the world stage,” said Brown. “I look forward to working with all at CISAC to serve and champion its more than four million creators, advocate for them, and protect their rights. As CISAC works to shape a better and fairer environment for creators, especially in a post-COVID environment that demands adaptability, SOCAN will be there, striving to increase the value of their artwork, and improve their experience.”

CISAC also re-appointed Marcelo Castello Branco for his second three-year term as Chair, and Patrick Raude, Secretary-General of French music rights organization SACD, as the other Vice-Chair.

CISAC, a collective rights management organization, is the world’s leading network of authors’ societies. CISAC protects the rights and represents the interests of creators worldwide. With 229 member societies in 119 countries, CISAC represents more than four million creators of music, audio-visual works, drama, literature, and visual arts.

For example, in addition to its day-to-day work, in March of 2020, CISAC called on governments for global action to help creators as the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic first struck; and in March of 2022, CISAC created both the “Creators for Ukraine” and “Songs for Ukraine” campaigns to assist creators in that country during a time of war.

SOCAN congratulates Jennifer Brown on her new appointment within the CISAC Board.