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May 21, 2012

ASCAP President Paul Williams Pays Tribute to Beloved Bee Gees Singer-Songwriter and CISAC President Robin Gibb


Photo by Erik Philbrook

Robin Gibb, who performed along with his brothers Barry and Maurice as The Bee Gees and became one of the most-successful songwriting teams of all time, died on May 20th at the age of 62 after fighting a long-term illness. For the past five years, Gibb served as President of CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) and worked tirelessy on behalf creators’ rights. ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams joined other leaders of the worldwide creative community in paying tribute to Gibb.

Williams said, "All of us at ASCAP join in mourning the loss of Robin Gibb. He was, of course, a wonderful singer, songwriter and, with his brothers in the Bee Gees, a beloved international superstar for decades. In more recent years, however, he proved to be a dynamic leader in his capacity of CISAC President, and a passionate advocate for the rights of creators worldwide. He represented creators and creators' organizations with dignity, good humor and wisdom. We offer our most sincere condolences to his family."

For more on Robin Gibb, visit the CISAC website.