Board of Directors: Mary Megan Peer
Based in New York, Mary Megan is responsible for peermusic’s US and worldwide business development and is a key member of the company’s strategic planning team. Founded by her grandfather Ralph S. Peer, peermusic is an independent global music publishing company with offices in 28 countries. With well over a quarter of a million titles in its catalog, peermusic works in all genres, including pop and rock, urban, Latin, classical, country and blues.
For over 80 years, peermusic has consistently and relentlessly broken new ground by becoming home to some of the best and brightest talent in music. peermusic proudly represents songwriters as diverse as Hoagy Carmichael (“Stardust”), Jimmie Davis (“You Are My Sunshine”), Perez Prado (“Mambo #5”), Donovan (“Mellow Yellow”), Liam Sternberg (“Walk Like an Egyptian”), Morten Lauridsen (“Lux Aeterna”), Tricky Stewart (“Single Ladies”) and Neil Thrasher (winner of ASCAP’s 2013 Country Song of the Year for “How Country Feels”).
peermusic takes pride in its extensive global network of local offices and the close collaboration of its writers and staff across international borders. The company provides boutique-like attention to its writers while offering a global reach no other independent company can provide. Mary Megan’s responsibilities include overseeing peermusic offices in Asia and Brazil.
From 2011 to 2013, Mary Megan was the Managing Director of peermusic’s Buenos Aires office, representing both local and international writers in Argentina. peermusic’s first office in Latin America was in Argentina, and today the company has more offices on the continent than any other international music publisher. peermusic proudly represents a wide range of works from this influential region, from classic 1930s tangos to today’s Rock en Español and urban bachata.
Before joining peermusic in 2009, Mary Megan worked in investment banking, advising media and entertainment companies on their M&A and financial strategies at Piper Jaffray and Jefferies.
Mary Megan holds a BA with honors from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.