SoundExchange Promotes Richard Conlon to Chief Corporate Development Officer

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SoundExchange announced on Wednesday (Sept. 19) that Richard Conlon has been promoted to chief corporate development officer. Conlon leaves his previous role as SoundExchange's chief external affairs officer. 

In his new role, Conlon will be responsible for overseeing business development strategies and leading the company's expansion efforts to expand its line of services for labels, artists, music publishers licensees. Under Conlon, the development team will continue building upon their core capabilities, business process and technical assets, and will also coordinate services for 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." 

Added Conlon: "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."

Before SoundExchange, Conlon worked as a principal at Rights Management Holdings and was a long time senior executive at Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), leaving the company as a senior vice president of corporate strategy and communications.