Veteran label exec Mitchell Wolk has been named CFO at SONGS Music Publishing.
Through the second half of the 2000s, Wolk served as president and CEO of Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent distribution and marketing division of Warner Music Group.
At Songs, Wolk will report to the independent music publisher’s founder and CEO Matt Pincus.
The company is “first and foremost accountable to our writers,” explains Pincus in a statement. “Core to that mission is a financial infrastructure that can scale to meet the changing demands of today’s transactional marketplace.” He says Wolk’s “breadth of experience, working as both a CEO and a CFO with large companies focused on the independent sector of the music business, provides our writers with the highest level of financial capabilities and accountability as we grow our global business.”
Since splitting with ADA in 2010, Wolk has run his own business consulting firm, advising a variety of independent music companies on their financial infrastructure and growth strategies, according to a SONGS statement.
Prior to joining WMG in 2005, Wolk worked for Sony BMG’s RED Distribution, where he held the position of senior VP, finance and administration.
A certified public accountant, Wolk started his career in the record industry back in 1991 as senior director of finance at Sony Music Entertainment. In 2005, he joined Warner Music Group’s ILG, a label services group, as executive VP.
“Everyone at SONGS understands the core values that drive the company,” notes Wolk, “and I share their vision as we work together to guide the company through this period of exciting expansion.”
Founded in 2004, SONGS Music Publishing represents more than 350 contemporary and catalog songwriters, including Diplo, Dev, Conor Oberst and The Mowgli’s.