This is the Executive Staff
Michael J. Huppe
As President, Michael Huppe is responsible for overseeing all legal, regulatory, and political strategy for SoundExchange. In recent years, he has directed SoundExchange’s approach to rate-setting proceedings and a series of business-positive agreements with industry services. During a diverse career, Mike was Senior Vice President for Business & Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) where he was involved in protecting the rights of the RIAA’s member recording labels and their artists, in both digital and physical media. He also assisted with legislative and international issues facing the recording industry, including work with federal agencies, as well as state attorneys general. Mike received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his JD from Harvard Law School. He clerked for The Hon. Leonie M. Brinkema in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and later was a litigation attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Chief Operating Officer
Jon brings more than 20 years of music industry business and management expertise to his position at SoundExchange. Over the years, Jon has served in senior operational roles at Concord Music Group, Universal Music Group and EMI Music.
Prior to SoundExchange, Jon was senior vice president, operations, IT and digital development at Concord, one of the fastest growing independent label groups in the world. In this role, he designed and managed a consolidated digital infrastructure to distribute the many catalogs controlled by Concord, in addition to being responsible for all physical product operations. Before joining CMG, Jon worked at Universal Music Group as vice president, digital asset management and logistics. In this role, he served as team leader for building of the music industry’s first e-commerce distribution infrastructure, converting global production operations from physical assets to digital. Prior to Universal, Jon worked at EMI in London, where he developed and managed a global digital asset transmission network.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Morehead Scholar, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chief Technology Officer
As chief technology officer (CTO), Scott Day is responsible creating and overseeing the piles of software, systems, servers, and data feeds that make SoundExchange tick. With technology so pivotal in today’s music model, we’re lucky to have Scott, who organized the technology behind web giant “The Motley Fool,” and has worked for the strategic investment arm of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Scott earned a master’s in management of information technology from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor’s of electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame. He has lived in DC since his college years, and has saved his collection of 12-inch dance records in case he gets called to DJ an 80’s dance party.
Colin runs SoundExchange’s enforcement program, overseeing legal proceedings and handling the regulatory and legal issues necessary for SoundExchange’s daily operations. After graduating from James Madison University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Colin clerked for the Hon. T.S. Ellis III on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before he joined SoundExchange, Colin was an attorney at Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C., where he focused on intellectual property and media law. While he is passionate about the rights of artists and copyright holders, Colin laments that his own musical abilities are limited.
Vice President of Finance
Anjula Singh is Senior Vice President of SoundExchange with nearly 20 years experience working on major accounting projects in several industry sectors. As Senior Vice President of Finance, she heads up SoundExchange’s accounting and financial record keeping, as well as oversight of the organization’s human resources operations. Prior to joining SoundExchange in 2006, she was the Director of Corporate Accounting for The AES Corporation, a global Fortune 200 company. Anjula began her career as an auditor at KPMG, a global audit, advisory and tax services firm.
A devotee of the arts and theater, Anjula is proud to be using her considerable talents to serve the music community. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and is a certified public accountant.
Vice President Communications
Marie Knowles has more than a decade of communications experience in helping create and implement strategic brand-building programs for both public companies and nonprofit organizations across a number of industries, including entertainment and technology.
Her career includes having served in the Corporate Communications department at a major entertainment company, where she was responsible for overseeing the implementation of national and local campaigns earning media coverage in top consumer, music, automotive and business press. She was also instrumental in supporting several successful high-profile corporate PR initiatives while at the company.
In the past, Marie implemented corporate and consumer communications campaigns for global companies such as Rosetta Stone and Iridium. While at DBC Public Relations Experts, Marie specialized in media relations for clients including: Blackboard, New Media Strategies and Ruckus Entertainment Network. Marie began her career at Alexander Ogilvy, the Technology Practice of Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, where her first project was assisting with the launch of Black Entertainment Television’s website.
Marie is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She lives with her husband within walking distance of DC’s historic “U Street District,” home to multiple music venues.