Downtown Music Publishing has expanded its team with ten new hires to support its growing catalogue.
The news comes soon after a shopping spree for the company that includes deals with Ryan Tedder, Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, Benny Blanco and Naughty Boy and Nashville-based publishing house Big Yellow Dog.
“Publishers, including Downtown, have long focused much of their public relations efforts at highlighting new signings and catalog acquisitions. it’s really what happens after the acquisition that matters.”
andrew bergman, downtown music publishing
Discussing the expansion, Downtown COO Andrew Bergman said: “Publishers, including Downtown, have long focused much of their public relations efforts at highlighting new signings and catalog acquisitions.
“It’s really what happens after the acquisition that matters and there is not enough attention paid to the people that make that difference.
“We’re committing to changing the conversation and encouraging all of our clients and songwriting partners to get to know the people who you entrust to manage your creative works.”
The first hire is Dan Bettes as Controller, who reports directly to CFO Alan Goodstadt.
In his new role, Bettes is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting operations across business units.
He previously spent five years as Director of Financial Operations for marketing tech start-up Signal.
Elsewhere, Britnee Foreman will be leading a number of data related initiatives covering analysis, performance monitoring and overseeing KPI and business intelligence development as Data Strategy Manager.
Foreman joins from Pandora’s Next Big Sound where she was responsible for Client Experience and Analysis.
Ken Kashiwagi has joined Downtown as a Financial Analyst from the Bank of Tokyo.
He will analyze financial data related to the catalog and potential acquisition targets, and provide a range of reporting for KPI tracking and other internal monitoring.
Kayte Olsufka is Executive Associate, and will be responsible for project management, schedule coordination, overseeing event logistics, market research, maintaining client relations, and office management support.
Ariel Hong is YouTube Rights Management Specialist.
Reporting to Chinua Green, she will oversee Downtown’s engagement with YouTube’s CMS database, working with Content ID in to maximize revenues for clients.
Finally, Ally Marcus is Royalty Coordinator, Diana Mathangani is Licensing & Administration Coordinator, Oliver Monaco is Copyright Coordinator, Katie Roth is Creative Assistant/Office Coordinator (Nashville) and Danny Weinfeld is Office Coordinator (New York).
Pictured clockwise from top left: Dan Bettes, Britnee Foreman, Ken Kashiwagi, Kayte Olsufka and Ariel Hong
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