Arturo Márquez is representing…
The 69-year-old Mexican orchestral music composer has been elected as a vice president of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC).
Márquezwill lead alongside ABBA cofounder Bjorn Ulvaeus, the group’s president, and
South African singer-songwriter and actress Yvonne Chaka Chaka as his fellow vice presidents.
CISAC represents more than 230 authors societies in more than 120 countries, and through this community, its role is to support the global network of collective management of rights for more than 4 million creators.
The organization is responsible for collecting €9.6 billion of licensing income and royalties worldwide.
Márquez’s works have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra Mexico, YOSA Philharmonic, Pan American Symphony, l’Orchestre de Paris, Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Lyon.
CISAC Director General Gadi Oron said: “Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Arturo Márquez are outstanding, inspirational creators, and I’m delighted CISAC will be able to benefit from their energy and authority in campaigning for creators worldwide. They join us as Vice Presidents at a critical moment for CISAC’s work, with millions of creators facing loss of their livelihoods and the challenge of rebuilding their careers. We are looking forward greatly to our collaboration and their support.”
Chaka Chaka and Márquez join Chinese director, writer and producer Jia Zhang-ke and Spanish visual artist Miquel Barceló as the four vice presidents of the confederation.