Wednesday, May 29, 2019

FUGA hires Domino’s Jason Reed and Proper Music Group’s Kameil Sattar | Music Business Worldwide

Technology and services company, FUGA, continues to expand its global workforce – which now amounts to over 100 people – with two key new hires.

Head of Digital at Domino Recording Co., Jason Reed, will start at his new role as Head of Global Marketing and Promotions at FUGA on June 11. He will operate principally from FUGA’s London office.

Reed has over a decade of experience driving digital strategy in the recorded music business. For the last six years, he led digital strategy and partnerships for leading indie label Domino, working on global campaigns for artists including Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip and The Last Shadow Puppets.

Prior to Domino, Reed was Head of Digital at Ministry of Sound Recordings.

FUGA has also hired Kameil Sattar to join its London office with immediate effect as Regional Manager UK. She leaves behind her her previous position as Head of Digital at Proper Music Group.

“We always aspire to offer the best technology and services backed by the best people and I look forward to welcoming the expertise and insight of Jason and Kameil.”

Pieter van Rijn, FUGA

Sattar has also previously held senior roles with download platform eMusic and indie label distributor Pinnacle Records.

Her addition brings FUGA’s UK office to four staff since opening last year. The team, based in Tileyard Studios, also includes Sarah Johnston (Client Services Account Manager) and Björn Sandberg (Promotions Manager), and is led by UK MD Dorothee Imhoff.

Commenting on his new position with FUGA’s global team, Jason Reed said “I’m delighted to be joining the team at FUGA, continuing on a mission of collaborating with independent labels and artists to navigate the ever-shifting digital landscape and reach new global audiences. I’m looking forward to leading their growing Marketing and Promotions team in offering tailored services, further building out opportunities for a diverse range of artists across digital platforms.”

Kameil Sattar said “Fostering independence and working with artists, labels, distributors – plus all those in-between – so they can realise their goals has been central to my working life. FUGA’s flexible offering and super teamwork makes this dream work and so I’m looking forward to continuing this ethos and contributing to the company’s growth in the UK.”

On the growing teams, FUGA CEO Pieter van Rijn said “We always aspire to offer the best technology and services backed by the best people and I look forward to welcoming the expertise and insight of Jason and Kameil. As we continue to grow as a company, FUGA will only improve as a hub of innovation and excellence for rightsholders.”

Headquartered in Amsterdam, FUGA also operates out of New York, London, Milan and Seoul. The company is connected to over 260 digital service providers worldwide, managing 4.5 million tracks.

FUGA is listed on the highest tier for both Spotify and Apple’s preferred distributors: a Preferred Plus distributor and encoding house for Apple and preferred label distributor and recommended delivery platform for Spotify.

It works with labels, management companies and distributors including Epitaph Records, Ultra, Tommy Boy Entertainment, Curb, Mom + Pop, mtheory and Domino.

[Pictured, main: Kameil Sattar and Jason Reed at FUGA’s London offices.]Music Business Worldwide


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