As Senior Vice President, Global Administration for Spirit Music Group, Melanie Santa Rosa draws on vast experience from her work at both Spirit and BMI to provide world-class service to Spirit songwriters and clients, ensuring collection on every cent for every use.
Santa Rosa has over twenty years of experience in music copyright administration and 2020 marks her 10th year anniversary with Spirit Music Group. She started at Spirit in 2010 as Manager, Film/TV/Advertising, Performance and Copyright Administration before being promoted to Director, Administration and Copyright in 2017; then to Vice President of Administration in 2018; and to Senior Vice President, Global Administration in 2019. Prior to Spirit, Santa Rosa was at BMI for 10 years where she worked with their songwriters and publishers, as well as other performing rights organizations (PROs). Santa Rosa brings a wealth of experience and expertise in multiple areas, including performing rights, copyright, business affairs, cue sheets, licensing, royalty collections, catalog onboarding, and global societies.
An advocate for creators, Melanie Santa Rosa contributes to the music publishing industry-at-large as an active member of AIMP, the Society Publisher Forum, and by participating in the AIMP’s NY Advisory Committee. She was also recently elected to serve as a publisher client member director on AMRA’s Board of Directors.
Santa Rosa’s contributions at Spirit Music Group has helped to build the company into a leading independent music publisher, owning and/or managing more than 85,000 songs, spanning seven decades and every musical genre. Spirit’s portfolio consists of over 200 #1 Billboard hits and over 450 Top 10 songs and a roster of hitmakers including Pete Townshend/The Who, Marc Bolan/T.Rex, Rick Nowels, David Paich, Zach Crowell, David Garcia, Jonathan Singleton, Henry Mancini, Billy Squier, Tim Montana, Kara DioGuardi and many more. Since joining the Spirit team, Santa Rosa has been an integral part of the company’s success and continually works to build Spirit Music Group into one of the premiere publishing partners in the world.