Dmitry Shapiro, the former CEO of the Veoh video sharing site has joined MySpace Music as its chief technology officer.
From the release:
Shapiro will be responsible for all aspects of technical developments for the MySpace Music platform, including the next iteration of artist profiles and tools as well as the overall music experience on MySpace. He will be based at the company headquarters in Beverly Hills and will report directly to Courtney Holt, President of MySpace Music.
Veoh - which hosted videos uploaded by users, many of which were music videos posted without permission - was being sued for copyright infringement by Universal Music Group. Despite Veoh’s practice of removing videos on request, UMG claimed Veoh should be doing more.
While Veoh won every court ruling in that case, the company ultimately filed for bankruptcy this February. Many of its assets were since acquired by Qlipso.