August 31, 2015

Simon Greenaway and David Ryan Jordan Promoted to Lead ASCAP Membership in UK & Continental Europe

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2015 -- ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced promotions in its London office covering the European business. Simon Greenaway has been promoted to Senior Director, Membership UK & Continental Europe; and David Ryan Jordan has been promoted to Director, Membership UK & Continental Europe. Greenaway will lead the Membership team and, along with Jordan, will report into Neil Gaffney, who was appointed ASCAP Senior VP, International Affairs last October.

“Simon and David both bring sweeping experience and insight to their work with music creators in the UK and across Europe,” said Gaffney of the promotions. “Simon Greenaway is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist with a wide range of credits in music for recordings, film, television and advertising. David Ryan Jordan, as well, is a songwriter and musician of note. Each of them has a sterling network of contacts and will continue to bolster ASCAP’s UK and Continental European repertory, adding to ASCAP’s competitive edge in the modern music business environment.”

Greenaway joined the ASCAP UK & Continental Europe Membership team in 2011, Simon has been instrumental in affiliating composers such as Daniel Pemberton (The Man from U.N.C.L.E) and plays a key supporting role in the ASCAP relationships of UK and Continental European-based composers Steven Price, Alex Heffes, Dario Marianelli and recent Oscar composer nominee Gary Yershon. Prior to working at ASCAP, Greenaway was a songwriter, composer and producer for over 20 years, enjoying four top 20 UK hits and three UK/Europe dance No.1’s, and selling over 3 million records with Charlotte Church, for whom he wrote and produced. Also a prolific advert composer, he worked alongside Patrick Doyle on movies such as Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire and Nanny McPhee, Hans Zimmer on Muppet Treasure Island, David Arnold on the Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies, and John Powell on Ice Age 3.

David Ryan Jordan joined ASCAP’s London office in January 2012. His achievements include affiliating such artists as Years & Years, Jess Glynne, Royal Blood and Jungle with ASCAP for the US. Prior to his work at ASCAP, Jordan was a musician and songwriter in the band Air Traffic, who were signed to EMI Records and Warner Chappell Publishing.


The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With 540,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members.

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Jim Steinblatt, ASCAP
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Cathy Halgas Nevins, ASCAP
cnevins (at) ascap.com

Simon Greenaway

Simon Greenaway

David Ryan Jordan

David Ryan Jordan