The Beatport Group has added Matt Gralen to its team as Chief Financial Officer.
In this role, Gralen will oversee finances for all companies under The Beatport Group, which include the electronic music digital download store Beatport, soundpack and plugin provider Loopmasters, open-format DJ service Beatsource and demo submission platform LabelRadar. Gralen will be based in London.
Prior to joining The Beatport Group, Gralen was EVP of Corporate Development at UnitedMasters, a distribution platform for independent artists. He was also previously the VP of Strategy & Operations at Mass Appeal, where he still serves as a strategic advisor. He is also a mentor at startup incubator Techstars Music. Gralen’s career began at investment firms Raine Group and Goldman Sachs, where he advised and invested in consumer, media and technology companies.
“Matt’s breadth of experience across the finance and media industries will have a huge impact on our leadership team and our ability to execute on our vision for the next few years.” says Beatport Group CEO Robb McDaniels. “Beatport will continue to be acquisitive in the market as we expand our product suite to the global DJ community, which fits squarely within Matt’s mandate as group CFO.”
“It’s a real honor to join Robb and the rest of the incredible team at Beatport,” adds Gralen. “I look forward to working across their world-class business ventures and helping grow The Beatport Group portfolio of businesses around the world.”
This September 21-22, Beatport is hosting its first ReConnect summit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Conference programming will focus on electronic music culture, creative innovation, technology, Web3 and more.