Shamal Ranasinghe Appointed Chief Business Officer of Web3 Music Streaming Platform Audius
San Francisco-based blockchain-based music platform Audius has appointed Shamal Ranasinghe as chief business officer.
Ranasinghe will oversee the company’s relationship with the music industry.
Ranasinghe, a music technology industry veteran, joins Audius from SiriusXM/Pandora, where he was Vice President of Product Management, Catalog and Creators.
He spent nearly eight years at the satellite radio and streaming company, leading product development for artists, labels, rights owners, executives and live music partners.
There he led the launch of the Direct Deal music catalog on the Pandora on-demand service and the Artist Marketing Platform (AMP), which provides analytics, music creation and storytelling capabilities for artists, curators and their teams.
Prior to SiriusXM/Pandora, Ranasinghe co-founded Fluence and Curators.com, which connects curators with their fans and customers.
Ranasinghe also co-founded Topspin Media, a pioneering direct-to-fan marketing platform that helped artists promote and sell to their fans.
Topspin was acquired by Beats Music in 2014. He is also an advisor to Authentic-Artists, Beatclub, Feed.fm and sits on the board of Envelop, a non-profit spatial audio venue sound system and software. He has been an advisor to Audius since 2018.
“Shamal has developed some sophisticated tools at Pandora that allow artists to use the platform to build their fan base in a powerful way.”
Roneil Rumburg, Audius
“Shamal has developed some sophisticated tools at Pandora that allow artists to use the platform to build their fan base in a powerful way,” said Roneil Rumburg, co-founder and CEO of Audius.
“His deep expertise in the music business and track record of building tools for artists and rights owners will be invaluable to Audius and our community as we seek to deepen our relationships with the music industry at large and with the artists on our platform.”
“I am very excited to join Roneil, Forrest Browning (Co-Founder and CPO) and the entire Audius team.”
“I am extremely excited to be working with Roneil, Forrest Browning (Co-Founder and CPO) and the entire Audius team as we build a robust suite of tools to empower artists and rights owners to grow and monetize their fan bases ‘ said Mr Ranasinghe.
In October 2022, Audius acquired the Barcelona-based virtual music experience platform SoundStage.fm.
Audius was in the news in July 2022 when it announced it had been the victim of a cryptocurrency heist.music business worldwide
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