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News September 3, 2020

Pennie Black appointed general manager at Native Tongue NZ

Pennie Black appointed general manager at Native Tongue NZ

Native Tongue Music Publishing has appointed Pennie Black as its new general manager in New Zealand.

Black has been with the company, based out of Auckland, since 2017 and her previously role saw her work in licensing and administration.

She has worked hard in that time to establish herself as the primary contact for the company’s New Zealand writers, and together with Paul McLaney has strengthened Native Tongue’s presence within the local industry.

“Pennie has worked tirelessly since joining the company and has had a significant impact within our team,” managing director of Native Tongue, Jaime Gough, said.

“A dedicated music lover, Pennie is a true champion for songwriters and the value of musical copyright, two factors that are key to Native Tongue’s ethos. I wish Pennie every success in the role, I know she’s going to shine.”

Prior to her time at Native Tongue, Black worked at independent radio station 95bFM for a decade.

Now oversee the operations of Native Tongue’s Auckland office and a team that includes Chairman & Founder – Chris Gough, writer relations – Paul McLaney, and Nico Fitzpatrick – copyright & royalties.

“I’m excited about the new position, but mostly to continue to work with an amazing team of people, and advocate the extraordinary talent we have on our roster at Native Tongue,” Black said.

Native Tongue was established as an independent music publisher in 2003 and now has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.


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