Two executive appointments at PRS for Music

PRS for Music has appointed Roger James as Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel, and Mark Krajewski as Chief Information Officer.

A qualified lawyer, Senior Media Executive and board member, Roger started his career at City firm Richards Butler.

Previously International General Counsel at Viacom from 2009 to 2016 and more recently, Head of Business Affairs for Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, he has over 23 years of international media deal-making experience.

The newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel will manage the Legal and Public Affairs team, steer PRS for Music’s licensing negotiations with TV and radio broadcasters, digital services and recorded media providers, as well as managing the relationship with joint venture partners and customers.

Mark Krajewski began his career with property firm Hamptons International. He has technology and change leadership expertise built across a number of industries including retail, entertainment and legal services and has been working with PRS for Music on a consultancy basis over the last year, driving both IT and digital transformation.

As Chief Information Officer, Mark will lead the IT and Transformation team at PRS for Music with responsibility for technology, data management, business intelligence, digital strategy and the systems that underpin the royalty processing and distribution capability for its members and international partners.

PRS for Music Chief Executive Andrea C. Martin said of the appointments: “Roger is a perfect fit for our business and I know will have an immediate and positive impact. With responsibility for our legal, licensing and partnerships teams, he will play a central role in our future growth, transformation and success.

“Mark has done an exceptional job as interim CIO and will accelerate the digital change needed in our business. Technology and data management is central to the service we provide to our members and customers and Mark’s expertise will prove invaluable as we build capability and improve our offering.”

Roger James said: “I am extremely excited to be joining PRS at such a pivotal time in its evolution. We are in a golden age for content creation, with ever new business models and offerings coming to market. Music is – and always will be – the biggest emotional driver for content consumption and together with Andrea, I am looking forward to making our members music more accessible using the unique assets we have available to us in a truly compelling way.”

Mark Krajewski said: “I’m delighted to be joining the PRS for Music team at such an exciting time and look forward to leveraging our data assets to help deliver an exceptional member experience.”

Mark takes up the role with immediate effect with Roger joining PRS for Music today, 11 November 2019.

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