IFPI appoints John Blewett as Director of Communications

29th June 2017

IFPI today announces the appointment of John Blewett as Director of Communications. John takes up his role immediately and is based at IFPI’s London office. He will deliver the communications programme for IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide.

Frances Moore, IFPI Chief Executive, commented on the appointment: "I am delighted that John has been confirmed as Director of Communications. He has been appointed with the unanimous support of our member companies and brings with him a level of energy and expertise that will enable him to do fantastically well in the role."

Stu Bergen, CEO, International and Global Commercial Services, Warner Music Group, commented: "It's great news that John Blewett has been appointed as Director of Communications at IFPI. He already has a strong track record in the organisation, overseeing the publication of IFPI’s Global Music Report earlier this year. I look forward to continuing to work with him as the industry campaigns to secure a fair value for music."

Glen Barros, CEO, Concord Music Group, commented: "Having worked with John over the past year, there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s the right person for the job. He’s taking on the role at a really exciting time for the global recording industry as it continues to evolve and work to towards sustainable growth. I know he will have a really positive impact in his new position."

John has over 10 years' experience working in the communications industry. He joined IFPI in 2016 from communications consultancy, Luther Pendragon, where he was an Associate Director.

For further information please contact:

John.Blewett@ifpi.org / +44 (0)20 7878 7900

Ariana.Gollogly@ifpi.org / +44 (0)20 7878 7900