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Member Type: Music Publishers

Sharon Boyse-Smith

Vice President, Global Administration
Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sharon is Sony/ATV’s Senior Vice President, International Operations & Society Relations and is an active member of its global senior executive strategy team based in its International office in London. Sharon‘s 30+ year music industry career spans PRS, SBK Songs, A&M Records, and CBS Music Publishing, now Sony/ATV. She has vast experience of the operational side of music copyright administration from both the side of a smaller publishing company (CBS Music Publishing began with just a handful of copyrights), to now being a key executive in the largest music publisher in the world. Today Sharon leads, provides procedural and operational direction and internationally manages Sony/ATV’s Music Publishing administrative operations and organisation, instigating and leading several business change programmes. She is an experienced participant in Society/Publisher technical committees, with a strong eye for detail, and a direct approach to challenging outdated practices. She is a strong advocate and champion for the rights of international songwriters.

Juliet Martin

Silverstream Music

Juliet Martin has worked as a music publisher for over 15 years and established Silverstream Music in 2008 which provides a variety of services including publishing, composer representation and music supervision for film, TV and advertising. Over her career she has worked closely with numerous high-profile artists including Sinead O’Connor, De Dannan, Sharon Shannon and Declan O’Rourke. Silverstream works with some of Ireland’s leading composers for film, TV and advertising including Stephen Rennicks (“Garage”, “Viva”), John Gerard Walsh (Global campaigns for Jameson, Guinness, Tourism Ireland) Michael Fleming (“The Queen of Ireland”, “Katie”) and artists Donal Lunny and Rocstrong. Recent sync success includes campaigns for McDonalds, Global Seat Car Campaign, Hahn Beer in Australia, Tesco and Liam Gallagher documentary “As It Was”. Juliet brings her extensive knowledge and background in the music industry to her role as a music supervisor. She currently provides music supervision services for some of Ireland’s biggest production companies and advertising agencies. Clients include Element Pictures, Deadpan Pictures, Rothco and many more. Film/TV work includes IFTA winning “A Date for Mad Mary” (Element Pictures), “Rosie” (Element Pictures), “Can’t Cope Won’t Cope” (Deadpan Pictures), the Emmy, Golden Globe and Bafta nominated “Normal People” for the BBC and Hulu and advertising campaigns for Dublin Airport and Tesco amongst others. She also guest lectures at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.

Steve Lindsey

Elevate Music

Steve entered the world of music publishing in 1985 as Professional Manager with Chappell Music in London (later Warner Chappell) and was appointed General Manager of Go! Discs Music in 1988. There Steve worked with The La’s and Norman Cook’s Beats International. He joined Island Music as General Manager in 1990 and was associated with The Beautiful South, Massive Attack, Pulp and Irish artists such as U2, The Cranberries and Gavin Friday. In 1995 Steve branched into movie music supervision working on films such as “Mission Impossible”, “Welcome to Sarajevo”, “Twin Town” and “Tara Road”. Steve is managing director of Elevate Music, a Dublin based music publishing company. It represents many writers such as Aslan, Westlife, Walking on Cars, Rubberbandits and IFTA Award winning score composer Niall Byrne. Steve is a regular speaker on publishing. He sits on the boards of MCPS Ireland and MPAI.

Ian Hennessy

Crashed Music

Ian Hennessy has worked in the music business for twenty-five years. Ian has worked in a variety of areas of the music business including music retail, live music and concert promotion, management, sync and record and music publishing. Working with Crashed Music & Records recording artists and songwriters he has gained a vast amount of experience and has taken a particular interest in publishing and all copyright related matters. Ian, as executive director, has guided and managed Crashed Music going into their fifth decade in business. Crashed Music publish a large Irish music catalogue including works by established and emerging songwriters as well as administering the publishing for a number of other catalogues. Ian has a degree in Information Systems and Information Technology and is keen to monitor how new technologies can continue to influence and shape the music business of the future. Ian is also a director of the Music Publishers Association of Ireland (MPAI) and the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Ireland (MCPSI).


Ed Condon

Ed Condon: Warner Chappell Music Publishing

Ed grew up in County Waterford before moving to Dublin to study at UCD.  After moving to the UK to complete a Masters, he worked in book publishing for several years before finally matching his passion for music with his career and getting into the music business.

Ed is currently Director, Legal & Business Affairs for Warner Chappell Music Publishing.  Based in London, Ed’s main focus is signing composers and songwriters to Warner Chappell.  He also advises on most other aspects of the day to day running of a music publishing business from sync licensing to complex catalogue deals, copyright infringement claims to contract disputes, digital music licensing to issues relating to UGC online platforms.  He regularly works with Warner Chappell’s international network of affiliates and sub-publishers.

Ed sits on various external committees and advisory groups including PRS for Music’s Commercial Advisory Group (CAG) and MCPS’s Legal Issues and Anti-Piracy Group.  The purpose of the CAG is to review licence proposals with the aim of achieving the best possible terms and outcome for the membership as a whole.

Ed has significant collecting society experience.  Prior to working at Warner Chappell, Ed spent six years in the legal team at PRS for Music.  Whilst there, Ed was the main legal advisor to the digital music licensing team and has a deep understanding of multi-territory digital music licensing with the major global music streaming services.  He also advised on major broadcaster blanket licences for the biggest UK national and satellite broadcasters.  Ed regularly advised PRS on issues relating to licensing schemes, membership, international issues, distribution committee matters and contentious matters including references made to the UK’s Copyright Tribunal.

Ed has a strong understanding of the music business and of the close and vital relationship between writers and composers, publishers and societies.

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