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ASCAP names new counsel

Elizabeth Matthews to become org's new top legal eagle

Performing rights org ASCAP has tapped Elizabeth Matthews to become its new top legal eagle, naming her exec VP and general counsel, the org announced on Wednesday.

Currently serving as exec VP and deputy general counsel of Viacom Media Networks, Matthews will oversee all legal affairs for the org, supervising internal and external legal operations. She will report to ASCAP CEO John LoFrumento in New York.

LoFrumento noted in a statement: “As the landscape for music performance rights evolves to adapt to rapidly emerging business models, Elizabeth Matthews’ experience in the global multimedia content marketplace, and her understanding of the complexities of our business, will be a great asset to ASCAP and our members.”

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