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Official: Eliah Seton named President of SoundCloud – Music Business Worldwide

Following yesterday’s news that broadly revered Warner Music Group veteran Eliah Seton was exiting his function on the main, business sources informed MBW that he was about to hitch SoundCloud in a senior place.

Now it’s official: SoundCloud has confirmed that Eliah Seton has been employed as President of SoundCloud, efficient May 1, 2021.

He will report on to Michael Weissman, Chief Executive Officer, SoundCloud.

In this new function, New York-based Seton will handle SoundCloud’s enterprise technique, oversee content material partnerships and enterprise improvement, lead mergers and acquisitions, and be chargeable for the corporate’s distribution and artist providers companies, Repost by SoundCloud and Repost Select.

According to SoundCloud, because the music service’s new President, Seton might be tasked “with developing strategic initiatives and opportunities to accelerate the evolution of SoundCloud into a next-generation music entertainment company”.

Seton’s appointment follows the latest announcement of Drew Wilson as SoundCloud’s Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer. Wilson joined SoundCloud on April 1, 2021.

Seton joins SoundCloud from Warner Music Group (WMG) the place he served as President of Independent Music & Creator Services overseeing ADA Worldwide, Asylum Records, Level and Arts Music for WMG.

Under Seton’s management of ADA Worldwide from 2015 onward, the worldwide enterprise greater than tripled in measurement, increasing globally throughout all of Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Seton additionally served as Co-Chair of WMG’s Diversity Council and head of the corporate’s LGBTQ+ affinity group.

Seton started his profession at Warner Music Group in 2009, later beginning the Office of the CEO in 2011 for WMG Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Cooper, having labored on the sale of the corporate to Access Industries that 12 months.

He went on to steer a number of strategic tasks as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations for International after which President of Alternative Distribution Alliance.

These initiatives included main the acquisition after which integration of the Parlophone label group, overseeing WMG’s acquisition of Gold Typhoon in Asia, and conceiving and launching WMG’s Arts Music division.

“I couldn’t be more excited to work with Eliah, an extraordinarily skilled business executive and wonderful person, to forge our company’s strategic path, deepen our artist and industry relationships, and create even more opportunities for artists to grow and earn throughout their careers on SoundCloud.”

Michael Weissman

Michael Weissman mentioned: “Eliah’s ardour for music and his revolutionary spirit mixed together with his deep business expertise in delivering world class providers to the worldwide music group is strictly the experience and mindset that can assist remodel SoundCloud into the main music leisure firm.

“I couldn’t be more excited to work with Eliah, an extraordinarily skilled business executive and wonderful person, to forge our company’s strategic path, deepen our artist and industry relationships, and create even more opportunities for artists to grow and earn throughout their careers on SoundCloud.”

“The possibilities for SoundCloud and for artists, labels and entrepreneurs everywhere are endless, and I am proud to join this extraordinary team and community.”

Eliah Seton

Seton added: “I’m so excited to companion with Mike and the crew in serving to to steer the long run of this iconic enterprise.

“SoundCloud has at all times been on the leading edge of innovation and is solely the gold normal for independence in music.

“The possibilities for SoundCloud and for artists, labels and entrepreneurs everywhere are endless, and I am proud to join this extraordinary team and community.”

 Music Business Worldwide

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