Peermusic has appointed Elizabeth Rodda as president, Latin America and global society relations. In the newly-created position, Rodda will oversee the publishing company’s Latin initiatives across South America, Mexico and Central America. She will be based out of Miami and report to the independent publishing company CEO Mary Megan Peer.
According to a press statement, Rodda will work with local peermusic managing directors to sign new songwriters, producers, music publishing catalogues, and will oversee digital and synchronization activity throughout the region. She will also be a “key representative” for the company in its global society relationships to increase registrations and collections. With 20 years of experience in the music publishing industry, Rodda most recently served as ASCAP’s senior vice president of international affairs where worked to drive revenue-generating activities for ASCAP’s repertory outside the U.S.
“Liz has a deep understanding of the complexity of the global rights ecosystem and a passion for advocating for songwriters,” Peer said in a statement. “Her strong relationships with key stakeholders within the Latin America region will be invaluable as she works to optimizing revenue growth in the region and rights flow for all peermusic songwriters. I’m confident that Liz will be a driving force both in the continued development of our Latin America operations and as a representative of peermusic to collections societies around the world.”
“It’s an absolute honor to be invited to join the team at peermusic. Peermusic is well-regarded in the industry as an outstanding music publisher with an impressive international footprint which conducts business with the highest level of integrity,” added Rodda. “The company has a rich history of promoting songs of cultural importance, being devoted to their music creators, and helping music creators reach the next step in their career trajectory.”
Kathy Spanberger, president & chief operating officer, peermusic Anglo American region, will continue to oversee U.S. Latin and Puerto Rican markets. Peermusic’s Latin roster includes Chiquis, Alex Anwandter, Agustín Lara, Gaby Moreno, Gloria Trevi, among others.