Merlin, a rights and licensing group representing indie music, announced the results of its board election, with representation joining its leadership from several sources. The new members include Darius van Arman of Secretly Group and Justin West of Secret City Records representing the North American region. Emmanuel de Buretel of Because Music will join the European reps, while Scott Muir of Dunedinmusic.com, and Yoel Kenan of Africori join the reps from the rest of the globe. Merlin’s board consists of 15 people who will guide the group’s strategy until 2017. Martin Mills retained his post as chairman for the organization.
“Merlin’s global construct remains one of our greatest strengths, and this is truly reflected by the make-up of our board,” CEO Charles Caldas said of the results. “The two years ahead will be critical for the independent label sector, but Merlin is in better shape than ever to help our members realise the opportunities ahead.”