Gopal has more than 20 years of experience in commercial and strategic functions for global media and entertainment companies, including senior positions at The Walt Disney Company, Miramax, ITV and, most recently, Entertainment One as EVP and Sales Director EMEA.
At eOne he was responsible for leading the sales team in the region and executing local and territorial contracts for film and television.
As Chief Commercial Officer at PRS for Music, Gopal will direct PRS for Music’s licensing negotiations with public performance, television and radio broadcasters, digital services and recorded media providers, and will maximize the value of its joint ventures and partnerships.
Dan Gopal said: “I am delighted to be part of PRS for Music and to work with Andrea and the PRS team at this critical and exciting time for the industry and PRS members. Together, I look forward to building on the strong foundations the company has built over many years and helping develop the long-term strategy and commercial growth to maximize returns for its members, both from established companies as well as new opportunities in the development of the digital landscape. “
Andrea C Martin, CEO of PRS for Music, said, “The CCO role is an integral part of creating value for our members and meeting our customers’ needs as we continue to lead a changing landscape of the music industry towards a more digital delivery the core services and use of our global size. The leadership skills and extensive commercial experience that Dan will bring to this key role will be instrumental in helping PRS for Music continue to grow. “