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Eric Baptiste



As CEO of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada, Eric Baptiste works to protect the rights of the organization’s more than 110,000 members, upholding the value of songwriting to Canada’s culture, economy and national pride. Eric has influenced broadcast media and cultural policy, and promoted new talent around the world for more than 20 years. Prior to joining SOCAN, he was Director General of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC). He currently serves as non-executive General Secretary of the board of Francophonie Diffusion and Chairman of both Radio NEO (non-commercial FM network devoted to new musical talent) and ISAN-IA (ISO’s audiovisual works identification standard). Previously, Eric served as General Manager of RFI (French public international radio) and CEO of 95.2 Paris (French commercial FM station). He has also headed several trade associations and inter-industry groups, including Musiques France Plus and Vive la Radio. The French Government asked him to chair a working group on relations between radio and the music sector and to spearhead a report on digital convergence. A graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and the École nationale d’administration, Eric was bestowed the French government’s award of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2006.

My Panelists Sessions

Friday, April 19

2:30pm PDT