SoundExchange Extends Contract With Pres./CEO Michael Huppe
January 16, 2014 at 6:27 AM (PT)
In signing a new deal, SOUNDEXCHANGE Pres./CEO MICHAEL HUPPE will continue to in his position through 2018.
"I wake up every day excited and honored to lead SOUNDEXCHANGE as we help shape the music industry's future," said HUPPE. "I appreciate the board's confidence in me, and look forward to working with them to continue to be a positive voice for both the organization and the recording artists and record labels we represent."
"This is unequivocally a great stabilizing move for SOUNDEXCHANGE," said Board Member and artist representative JAY COOPER, Shareholder at GREENBERG TRAURIG. "MICHAEL has shown us his ability to move SOUNDEXCHANGE forward and is the right leader, at the right time. He has the vision, the experience, and the creativity to take SOUNDEXCHANGE through the next five years and beyond."
"MICHAEL took the helm at a particularly critical juncture as the music business transitions from the historical product-acquisition model to a music-access model. SOUNDEXCHANGE is one of the shining examples where we see the value of music actually on the rise. MICHAEL's passionate leadership in the battle for music value is making a serious difference for both artists and music labels," said Board Member TOM SILVERMAN, TOMMY BOY RECORDS and NEW MUSIC SEMINAR founder.
"We could not be happier that MICHAEL has agreed to stay on for another term and we look forward to his continued vision and leadership for the next five years," said Board Member JEFF HARLESTON, UMG. "MICHAEL's approach is positive, invigorating and dynamic and is reflected in the steady growth and development of SOUNDEXCHANGE. He has emerged as a strong advocate and visionary for the digital music industry, and he has garnered respect from all corners of the recording industry and the tech community -- rare qualities indeed."