SoundExchange has promoted Richard Conlon to Chief Corporate Development Officer from his position as Chief External Affairs Officer.
The move reflects the company’s commitment to expanding its services to the music industry, with Conlon set to lead expansion efforts into additional lines of services for labels, artists, music publishers and licensees.
His team will leverage and build on SoundExchange’s core capabilities, business processes and technical assets, and will help coordinate services across the growing family of SoundExchange companies, including SXWorks and CMRRA.
SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe said: “Richard’s leadership in the music industry makes him the ideal person to help drive our strategy to grow SoundExchange into a diversified portfolio of companies and services for the entire industry.”
“RICHARD IS THE IDEAL PERSON TO HELP DRIVE OUR STRATEGY TO GROW SOUNDEXCHANGE INTO A DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO OF COMPANIES AND SERVICES FOR THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY.”
MICHAEL HUPPE, SOUNDEXCHANGE
Conlon said: “SoundExchange is helping re-order the business of music by creating solutions that facilitate royalty distributions to music creators, setting standards and service levels that the industry can rely upon.
“SoundExchange is committed to innovation and growth delivered at the speed of digital.”
Conlon has a long history of delivering innovative licensing solutions across the music industry.
In his previous role, Conlon led SoundExchange’s industry relations, global public policy and communications teams serving the company’s community of 170,000 artists, rights owners and publishers.
Prior to SoundExchange, he was a principal at Rights Management Holdings and a long time senior executive at Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), most recently as SVP of Corporate Strategy, Communications and New Media.