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SOCAN Announces Departure of Michael McCarty, Chief Membership & Business Development Officer

SOCAN has announced the departure of Chief Membership & Business Development Officer Michael McCarty, effective Nov. 30, 2020. After that, he will provide consulting services for the organization until April 2021, assisting with the transition to the Membership department's future leadership and structure.

"We thank Michael McCarty for his leadership, creativity, and commitment to our members over the past seven years," said Jennifer Brown, Interim CEO of SOCAN. "During this time, he has transformed our Membership services and strategy, built one of the strongest member bases in our industry, and helped to change our company culture to being even more optimistic and leading-edge, serving music creators and publishers in Canada and around the world."

McCarty has a 40 -year career in the music industry. Before becoming SOCAN's Chief Membership & Business Development Officer in 2013, he was president of EMI Music Publishing Canada for 17 years and contributed many years of service as a member of the SOCAN Board of Directors.

"One of the great joys of my job has been to work with a strong team of people dedicated to a single cause – serving our members," McCarty said. "I will always be proud of our accomplishments and the journey we took together, improving the recruitment and retention of members and impacting the culture and business of SOCAN. I want to thank everyone at SOCAN for their support, advice and help in achieving our mandate."

In 2019, Michael McCarty was inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.
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