Nigel Elderton has been appointed chairman of PRS For Music, replacing former chair Guy Fletcher who steps down after six years in the role.
With over 40 years’ experience in the music industry, Elderton has served at companies including Chappell Music and EMI Publishing during his career, and has worked with PRS for 25 years and is currently a publisher director on the PRS board and MCPS board.
He is also a director at IMPEL and the MPA and is a former director of UK Music and founding trustee of the PRS For Music Foundation.
“I’m very proud to be taking on this role,” Elderton told Music Week. “To serve as chair of PRS is a great privilege and I hope to follow in Guy Fletcher’s footsteps and galvanise the board into continuing to produce excellent results.”
See today’s issue of Music Week for an exclusive interview with Elderton, in which he outlines his plans to take on YouTube in 2017.