José Plácido Domingo Embil, or simply Plácido Domingo, is an internationally famous opera singer who along with José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti completes The Three Tenors.
After thousands of career performances, he has now taken up perhaps his most challenging role yet – that of Chairman at IFPI.
“It is a great honour to be invited to become the chairman of IFPI. I have always passionately believed in the importance of respecting talent and in the rights of all those who perform, create, produce and invest in music,” Domingo said.
“Today, the world of music and in fact most of the arts is undergoing enormous changes and challenges.
“Technology, which on one hand allows artists to reach many more than ever before, has led to a debate about how to find a way to protect the intellectual property rights of artists, creators and all those living and working in the world of music. I look forward to being a part of those discussions.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Domingo’s responsibilities will include pro-copyright and anti-piracy activities including “improving copyright legislation” and “promoting the work of music rights owners.”