Splice Names New Global Music Council Led By Caron Veazey

Caron Veazey
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Caron Veazey

Splice, the cloud-based beat pack and pre-cleared sample marketplace that boasts more than 4 million users, announced today (Sept. 30) the creation of a new Global Music Council to help support and recruit creators around the world. Chaired by Caron Veazey -- founder/CEO of management and consultant company Something In Common and the vice chair of the Black Music Action Coalition, as well as the former manager for Pharrell -- the Council will "advise on advancements for Splice’s music education and collaboration products and cultural trends to shape Splice Sounds, Splice’s popular library of more than 2 million pre-cleared samples," according to a press release.

“The Council is a rich group of dynamic voices who will identify innovative opportunities and partnerships around the world," Veazey said in a statement. "We’re all fans of the work Splice is doing to advance freedom for creators everywhere and this team will bring a creator perspective to the work they are already doing."

In addition to Veazey, the Council will include musicians Imogen Heap and Mr. Eazi, as well as the founder of Middle Eastern publisher PopArabia and PRO ESMAA Hussain 'Spek' Yoosuf; NetEase Cloud Music vp international Mathew Daniel; producer, Atlantic Studios chief engineer and Gender Amplified founder Ebonie Smith; and Latin producer and Rebeleon president/CEO Sebastian Krys.

The board will report to Splice’s chief music officer Maria Egan, as well as CEO/co-founder Steve Martocci, gm/chief content officer Dan Zaccagnino and board member Matt Pincus.

“As Splice expands around the world, the diversity of our ecosystem and the rapidly changing state of global music are at the forefront of our thinking,” Egan said in a statement. “The members of this council have achieved incredible things not only as artists and entrepreneurs, but also as advocates for underserved creators all over the world. We are honored that these innovative thinkers will bring their passion and perspective to our mission. With their guidance we can authentically shape the future of music creation and build a truly inclusive, global community.”