Reservoir Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jeff McGrath has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Music Publishing Association (CMPA), as announced in an official press release circulated by the Association last week. McGrath’s appointment coincides with the election of songwriter and Cymba Music Publishing head Vincent Degiorgio as the Board’s new President, replacing Jodie Ferneyhough.
While based in Toronto, Jeff has built an extensive network within the United States and UK music marketplaces. Now aligned with the CMPA, he hopes to put his multi-faceted perspective of each landscape to use for the benefit of the Canadian music publishing community.
“It’s an honor to have been offered a seat on the CMPA Board,” Jeff says. “I’m excited to join this tremendous team, both in the wake of all Jodie has done to grow the Association and in anticipation of how Vincent will continue to empower it. This role gives Reservoir a stronger voice as an independent music publisher with Canadian roots, while allowing us to help the Association push forward in its efforts to defend Canadian copyrights and work more fluidly within the global marketplace.”
In addition to the CMPA Board of Directors, Jeff belongs to the Entertainment, Media, and Communications Law sectors of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association; the Entertainment & Sports Law Forum and Intellectual Property Law sector of the American Bar Association; the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law sector of the New York State Bar Association; and is a delegate of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). He holds a BA from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. and a law degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and has worked on Reservoir’s executive team since 2012.