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Mark Lawrence

Association for Electronic Music
Due to his long association with the Dance and Electronic music genres, the Association for Electronic Music appointed Mark Lawrence as its first CEO. Lawrence previously spent 10 years at UK collection society PRS For Music. He became Director of Corporate Planning in 2009. He was promoted to Director of Membership and Rights in 2010, leading a team of 120 staff serving a membership of over 100,000, ranging from major international publishers to individual songwriters. While at PRS, he launched and led Amplify, an initiative to increase membership in the Dance music sector and improve the accuracy and value of royalties paid to writers in the genre. He left PRS earlier this year. Lawrence has spoken at numerous industry events and he co-owns independent house music label Black Rock Records with DJ Steve Mac.