Jan 26, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—January 26, 2021—SoundExchange today announced the appointment of Jessica Goldenberg, Vice President, Digital Strategy & Business Development for Warner Music Group (WMG), to its board of directors. Goldenberg brings expertise across both the legal and strategic sectors of the music industry.
“Jessica’s expertise, experience, and values will be tremendous assets as our board and company help drive the modernization of the music industry,” said Michael Huppe, SoundExchange President and CEO. “Her understanding of how technology is changing the industry, and the business and legal complexities that transformation brings, is invaluable. We’re fortunate to have her as a member of the SoundExchange board.”
In her current role at WMG, Goldenberg leads recorded music deal negotiations and manages relationships with many of the largest global streaming platforms; spearheads new partnerships; and is a key contributor to the company’s global digital strategy.
“I’m proud to contribute to SoundExchange’s mission of protecting the long-term value of music,” said Goldenberg. “It’s a critical moment in the digital transformation of the music industry, with streaming and emerging technologies on the rise, and it’s vital that we lay the foundations today that will establish future benefits for artists.”
The SoundExchange board of directors represents a broad cross-section of the music industry, including both major and independent labels, recording artists, and music organizations, ensuring that SoundExchange remains an organization by and for the industry.
SoundExchange provides royalty solutions for sound recordings and music publishing. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 200,000 recording artists’ and master rights owners’ accounts. Its technology solutions help turn massive amounts of data into accurate revenue for creators and include: Music Data Exchange (MDX), International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) Search, and the Notice of Intention to Use (NOI) LOOKUP. To date, SoundExchange has paid out more than $7 billion in royalties.