Dear WIN Council and TA’s,
Please find below a list of the new Merlin board members, elected to serve for the next two years. Beggars Group founder Martin Mills was reappointed as Merlin chairman.
Seats are divided into three territorial blocs – with 5 members each for North America, Europe, and ROW. Additionally, up to two non-voting observer members per territorial bloc can be appointed by the board.
In alphabetical order, the successful candidates are:
Darius van Arman – Secretly Group (USA)
Dave Hansen – Epitaph Records (USA)
Erik Gilbert – Essential USA inc. t/as CV America (USA)
Justin West – Secret City Records (Canada)
Tom Silverman – Tommy Boy (USA)
Emmanuel de Buretel – Because Music (France)
Erik Brataas – Phonofile (Norway)
Horst Weidenmueller – !K7 Records (Germany)
Martin Mills – Beggars Group (UK)
Michel Lambot – [PIAS] Group (Belgium)
Ashley Whitfield – Evolution Music (Hong Kong)
Colin Daniels – Inertia (Australia)
Luciana Pegorer – Delira Musica (Brazil)
Scott Muir – Dunedinmusic.com (New Zealand)
Yoel Kenan – Africori (South Africa)
The newly-elected board have appointed four non-voting observers from among the unsuccessful candidates.
The non-voting observers are:
John Dyer – Domino Recording Co (UK)
Glenn Dicker – Yep Roc Records/Redeye (USA)
Paul Hitchman – Kobalt Label Services (UK)
Oke Goettlich – Finetunes (Germany)
This years election saw the most votes cast and highest number of candidates stand for election than ever before.