Just a week after adding Queen Latifah to its board of directors, online music collaboration site Indaba today announced the appointment of Sony Music vet J.J. Rosen as its CEO.
Rosen previously was executive VP of Sony Music's commercial music group, which he joined in 2002 following the acquisition of his mobile ringtone firm Run Tones. At Indaba, he will take on the CEO role vacated by founders and former co-CEOs Matt Siegel and Dan Zaccagnino, who remain with the company as chief operating officer and chief strategy officer, respectively.
"Indaba Music has grown considerably since we launched in 2007, and is now poised to expand on its formidable leadership position in the market," said Siegel in the statement announcing the appointment. "J.J. has a proven track record of leading music startups to commercial success, and our new co-chair Queen Latifah is one of the most respected celebrities and artists in the industry."
Indaba Music provides users with online production tools, digital distribution, and collaboration features allowing them to create music together while in different parts of the country. It also pairs music creators with brands and other companies looking to license music for various purposes.