LOS ANGELES — The Production Music Association (www.pmamusic.com), which promotes and protects the rights and interests of publishers and composers of production music, has appointed Hunter Williams to the position of executive director. Williams, who will be based in Nashville, replaces Debra Young Krizman, who continues with the PMA in her new role as VP, operations.
Prior to joining the PMA, Williams spent 20 years at SESAC, most recently in the position of senior VP, strategic development/distribution and research operations. During this time, he made strides within the organization, overseeing all royalty distribution operations, including the development of the company’s distribution and survey methodologies, performance tracking across all applicable media, and the maintenance of the company’s repertory and performance databases. He also oversaw the company’s research and analysis division, which helped drive strategic development by identifying new business opportunities.
“Production music is the sonic life-blood of so many TV shows, movies, commercials, promos, and other audio and audio-visual productions,” says Williams. “I’m honored to take on this role to help further the interests of the many PMA-member music libraries and composers, and to help ensure that their music is properly valued in today’s rapidly changing music economy. I look forward to working with Debra and the board to develop successful strategies for propelling the production music industry forward in a healthy and sustainable way.”
The PMA is a non-profit, volunteer organization comprising of over 600 member companies.