IFPI reappoints Glen Barros to its Main Board

28th May 2015

Glen Barros, the President and CEO of Concord Music Group, has been reappointed to the Main Board of IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide.

Barros has represented North American independent record labels on the Main Board over the past three years.

Concord Music Group, based in Beverley Hills, California and Nashville, Tennessee, has a portfolio of more than 10,000 active album recordings including at least 270 RIAA certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum releases. Its collection also includes 227 Grammy® winners - more than 5 per cent of the Grammy® awards ever presented in the 57-year history of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

The company's active roster includes Paul McCartney, James Taylor, Alison Krauss, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Paul Simon, Ben Harper, Seether, Matt Nathanson, Valerie June, Dave Koz, Esperanza Spalding, and Kenny G; and through its partnership with Loma Vista Recordings, Spoon, St. Vincent and Marilyn Manson.

Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, says: "Glen has already given three years of great service to IFPI's Main Board, where his contribution has been invaluable. I am delighted that he has agreed to continue to serve on the Board and provide us with the benefit of his wisdom and experience."

Glen Barros adds: "This is a time of momentous change for the recording industry. I am honoured to have participated in the IFPI Main Board's discussions about how to improve the evolving marketplace for artists and those that invest in them. I look forward to continuing to work with colleagues from around the world on these crucial issues and others over the next few years."

For further information contact:

Adrian Strain or Alex Jacob, IFPI
Email: adrian.strain@ifpi.org / alex.jacob@ifpi.org

Tel: +44 (0)20 7878 7939 / 7940