– GUERNSEY, St. Peter Port –  Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited (LON: SONG) today announced the appointment of Sylvia Coleman as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company.

About Sylvia Coleman

Initially a lawyer with Stephenson Harwood, Sylvia has since spent most of her career in the Music Industry serving, across 25 years, as Senior Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs at EMI Music and prior to that, Sony Music where she was responsible for overseeing the Company’s International and European legal and business affairs respectively. Most recently, she co-founded BPureSounds, a boutique urban music IP rights company which launched earlier this year.

Additionally, Sylvia was a Non-Executive Director of FTSE 250 bwin.party digital entertainment plc until its acquisition by GVC Holdings plc. She also served as a long-standing Chairman of Chickenshed Theatre Company, a not for profit music and theatre company for young people celebrating diversity and inclusion and was on the Board of Reprieve, a charitable human rights organisation. She also co-founded Ceroc Enterprises, a dance company franchising a contemporary dance phenomenon across the UK.

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sylvia to our board. She has had an incredible experience in her career innovating on behalf of both rights owners and artists and I am certain her contributions will be very meaningful to the continued success of Hipgnosis.”

About The Family (Music) Limited

The Company’s Investment Adviser is The Family (Music) Limited, which was founded by Merck Mercuriadis, former manager of globally successful recording artists, such as Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Morrissey, Iron Maiden and Beyoncé, and hit songwriters such as Diane Warren, Justin Tranter and The-Dream, and former CEO of The Sanctuary Group plc. The Investment Adviser has assembled an Advisory Board of highly successful music industry experts which include award-winning members of the artist, songwriter, publishing, legal, financial, recorded music and music management communities, all with in-depth knowledge of music publishing. Members of The Family (Music) Limited Advisory Board include Nile Rodgers, The-Dream, Giorgio Tuinfort, Starrah, Nick Jarjour, David Stewart, Bill Leibowitz, Ian Montone, and Jason Flom.

About Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited

Hipgnosis, which was founded by Merck Mercuriadis, is a Guernsey registered investment company established to offer investors pure-play exposure to songs and associated musical intellectual property rights. The Company has raised a total of over £625 million through its Initial Public Offering on 11 July 2018, and subsequent issues in April 2019, August 2019 and October 2019. In September 2019, Hipgnosis transferred its entire issued share capital to the Premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to the London Stock Exchange’s Premium segment of the Main Market.

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