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Francesca Trainini

Managing Director,
Milan, Italy
Maria Romana Francesca Trainini, Managing Director of peermusic ITALY and Peer Southern Productions since October 2014.

Francesca started her career in London, working for Virgin Music and Chrysalis Music during the eighties; later became Managing Director of music publishing firm Fairwood Music (Italia) srl for nearly 10 years, as well as holding the post of Vice President - Regional Coordinator for the Fairwood Music International network.

In the late nineties, Francesca set up her own publishing company, now known as Oyez! Srl, in order to continue the work of “boutique” publisher and sub-publisher she so enjoyed at Fairwood. During the years, Oyez! established itself as a leading independent publisher, working with important catalogues both at national and international level in Italy.

Francesca was born 7th December 1956, was awarded a Ph.D. in languages in 1979 and a BS.C. in Social Sciences in 1984; she has been on the Board of MPALA since 2010, representing Peer Southern Productions and the Italian Association of Independent Labels “PMI Italia”; she is a former president of ANEM, the local independent music publishers’ association, is co-founder and Vice President of the Independent Music Publishers’ Forum (IMPF), vice president of FEM, the Italian MPA, and belongs to the Italian Business and Professional Women's Forum. She enjoys ski-ing and sailing, she is a keen cook and a Wine Master since 2005.