Rdio Names Iain Morris As VP/Global Music Publishing
April 7, 2015 at 4:03 AM (PT)
RDIO has named IAIN MORRIS as VP/Global Music Publishing, based in the U.K. and responsible for leading negotiations with music publishers and collection societies. MORRIS, formerly Head of Digital, EMEA at WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC PUBLISHING, will report to SVP, Head of Content Licensing and Catalog JIM RONDINELLI.
RONDINELLI said, “IAIN MORRIS is one of the most respected and digital-savvy executives in the music publishing industry, and I am delighted that he has chosen to join us at RDIO. Some of the most challenging issues facing the music industry today revolve around striking a fair and equitable balance between songwriters, publishers, performing rights societies and streaming music services. Iain uniquely understands the needs of all of the stakeholders seeking to create a sustainable business model for the future of the music industry. I’m excited for what we will be able to accomplish together as we expand the company’s global presence.”
MORRIS said, “I am passionate about RDIO’s best-in-class product and am thrilled to have the opportunity to help the company continue its international growth. I look forward to expanding upon RDIO’s position as a global leader in music streaming while partnering with publishers and collection societies to move the industry forward.”