Lynne Lummel To Lead ASCAP Transformation Team
Today, ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, announced the promotion of Lynne Lummel to EVP of its newly created Transformation Management Office (TMO).
In her new role, the organization said, Lummel, formerly SVP of distribution and repertory, will work closely with ASCAP’s senior leadership team on a variety of complex transformation initiatives to meet the future needs of ASCAP’s songwriter, composer and publisher members and its licensing partners.
“The ASCAP Transformation Management Office will be essential in helping ASCAP implement new best-in-class, innovative tools and services for our constituents and Lynne is the perfect person to lead it,” said ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews.
“During her tenure at ASCAP, she has always been an agent of change, driving fundamental innovations in licensing, in repertory and in our distribution systems. Through her vast knowledge of ASCAP’s operations and complex business systems, Lynne’s work has resulted in tremendous efficiencies while enhancing the services we provide to our members and licensing partners..”
In her most recent role, Lummel oversaw the distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars in domestic and international royalty payments each year to ASCAP’s songwriter, composer and publisher members for the public performances of their music. Under her leadership, Distribution and Repertory expenses were reduced by double-digits, productivity doubled and the number of performances processed for payment grew tenfold to 500 billion in 2014 alone.
Lummel was also instrumental in introducing video and audio pattern-recognition technologies at ASCAP that expanded the organization’s ability to obtain musical performance data at the same time it streamlined operations and reduced costs.
Lummel has a doctoral degree from Columbia University, a master’s degree from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University where she serves on the FSU College of Business Board of Governors.