(CURRENT MEMBER OF THE MLC BOARD OF DIRECTORS SEEKING REELECTION)
Tim Cohan is the Chief Counsel for peermusic, the world’s largest global independent music publishing company, under continuous family ownership since 1928 with a catalogue of hundreds of thousands of musical works across all genres. Tim is also a founding board member of The MLC, serving on multiple board committees and working groups. Tim has an intimate understanding of The MLC’s formation, history and operations, which he actively uses on the MLC board to help ensure the continued success of The MLC in serving all music publishers and songwriters. Tim also has a long history of advocacy for the interests of independent music publishers, which he brings to his service on The MLC board. At peermusic, Cohan and his staff provide centralized legal and business affairs support to the firm’s 38 offices in 31 countries, in the course of which he negotiates, drafts, and oversees a range of songwriter, catalogue acquisition, licensing, joint-venture, sub-publishing, and other agreements. Cohan also plays a key role in the firm’s strategic and policy initiatives, including legislative advocacy, corporate transactions, and peermusic’s global digital music licensing strategy. Cohan previously served as a Board Member of the L.A. Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers, and continues to represent the interests of peermusic and its songwriters across a range of industry activities. Cohan received his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from Columbia Law School and is a member of the New York State Bar and the California State Bar.