ARIA and PPCA today announced that after 10 years as Chief Executive Officer, Dan Rosen is leaving the company to take over the role of President of Warner Music Australasia.
Rosen was appointed CEO of ARIA and PPCA in October 2010 and since that time, has advanced the business of both peak bodies of the recorded music industry in Australia. Across the decade, on behalf of its members, he has ensured that the Australian industry transitioned to a digitally led, globally focused business through a return to double-digit market growth and record PPCA distributions.
“On behalf of the ARIA Board, we thank Dan for his outstanding service and dedication to the Australian music industry. Dan has been instrumental in the transformation of our industry bodies through his passion and loyalty and ensured that Australian music labels and artists are rightly positioned locally and internationally," said Denis Handlin AO, Chairman of ARIA. “Dan has been a tireless advocate for the music and creative industries, both in Canberra at the Federal level as well as State governments through policy and funding; restored the pre-eminent nature of the ARIA Awards; and most recently, supported the sector during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with ‘Great Southern Nights’. We wish him the very best in his new role and are pleased that he will continue to be involved with ARIA now as a Board Member."
George Ash, Chairman of PPCA, said: "On behalf of the PPCA Board, I want to thank Dan for his dedicated service to the organisation. During his time as CEO, he championed the rights of Australian labels and recording artists, resulting in record revenues and distributions to our stakeholders. He achieved major policy outcomes with the Federal Government, won significant legal battles to establish increased rights and launched the ‘One Music Australia’ initiative. I look forward to us continuing our work together on the PPCA Board."
"It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as Chief Executive of ARIA and PPCA for ten years. As an industry we ended the decade in a much stronger position than we started, with a return to growth, credibility and optimism," said Rosen. "While the events of the past year with COVID-19 has slowed this progress, I believe both ARIA and PPCA have the infrastructure and resilience to help lead the next phase of growth for our industry. I look forward to future challenges and will never stop championing Australian creativity.”
Rosen will conclude his ARIA and PPCA role in December 2020.
A national and international search is currently underway for the CEO of ARIA and PPCA role.