Announcement
04/07/2016

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About

Songtradr was founded by producer/songwriter Paul Wiltshire and developed by a team of music industry professionals who all share a belief and vision to redefine the value of music. The company is focused on solving the transactional difficulties associated with licensing, buying and selling music rights as well ...


Paul Wiltshire:
Chief Executive Officer

Paul is an international multi-award winning record producer, songwriter and entrepreneur who has produced and/or composed music with sales of over 15 million units including twelve #1 selling albums/singles and twenty-eight top 20 albums/singles. Artists include The Backstreet Boys, Human Nature, Delta Goodrem, Guy Sebastian, Engelbert Humperdinck and Vanessa Amorosi.

Paul founded music business PLW Entertainment, which was eventually acquired by ASX (Australian Stock Exchange) listed technology company Goconnect Limited in 2010, where he served on the Board for several years.

Extremely passionate about changing the music industry into a better place, Paul has focused all of his efforts on working to achieve this through Songtradr.

Steve Karpowicz:
Chief Operating Officer

Steve is a highly experienced music executive who has worked for various music publishers and music production houses in Los Angeles over the last 15 years.

Prior to his engagement with Songtradr, Steve was the Senior VP of Musicbox, the production music division for ole Rights Management, one of the largest independent music publishers. Steve has also served as the General Manager for Vanacore Music for 5 years and the Operations and Distribution Manager for Megatrax Production Music for 6 years.

Steve is an accomplished guitarist, audio engineer and avid music fan. He has a bachelors degree in global business management from the University of Phoenix and was certified as an audio engineer from Musician’s Institute in Hollywood.

Tom Callahan:
Chief Customer Officer

With 30 years of music industry executive experience, Tom has been involved with some of the biggest names in music history. From Rod Stewart and Lenny Kravitz to Paula Abdul and Shania Twain amongst many others. He began his career as a musician and segued into working for a number of record labels. At Virgin records, he became Vice President of adult format radio promotion before launching his own businesses, including an artist development and management company.

Michelle Crispin:
VP Head of Music

A creative executive with 20 years of experience in the music industry, including music supervision & licensing, A&R, artist development, management, marketing and publicity. Prior to joining Songtradr, Michelle was Sr. Creative Director of Mighty Generation Music, General Manager of Vellum Records, and President of mediaHo publicity. Michelle has degrees in Music Performance and Communications from Jacksonville University and toured for many years as a professional musician, before transitioning to the executive side of the music industry.

Helge C. Steffen:
Chief Technology Officer

Helge has over 20 years experience in software/web development including 10 years as Director of software development and deployment worldwide for one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, Peermusic.

Helge is a perfectionist who never settles for second best and always strives to make the user experience exceptional. He is a unique combination of technologist, coder, musician and publishing expert, fueling the Songtradr engine!

Erin Dillon:
Account Executive

In her new role as Account Executive at Songtradr, Erin is excited about sharing a vast and diverse new catalogue of music. She aims to align the brand with high profile Film & TV placements, allowing the quality of the product to speak for itself.

With a lengthy background in Music Supervision, Erin is perceptive and committed to getting Creatives the best material for their projects. Her IMDB credits (America’s Best Dance Crew, Muffin Top: A Love Story, Hit the Floor, Madea’s Witness Protection) speak to her savvy ear.

As a Los Angeles native and performance pianist of 15 years, Erin is endlessly inspired by music.

Sarah Ponder:
Account Executive

Sarah’s passion for music - ranging from the most esoteric to widely known artists - has helped forge her career in the business.

Having started as a coordinator, she has gone on to work in licensing, administration, artist acquisition and music supervision. Her experience lies in Reality Television with shows (The Jersey Shore, Party Down South, Friendzone, Tattoo Nightmares) Independent Features (Dark Mountain, Whiskey Business, Random Acts Of Violence) , Commercials (Chevy, Mazda) and Trailers (In the Heart Of The Sea, XMen: Apocalypse, Our Brand Is Crisis).

Her steadfast love of promoting the highest quality music in an array of genres attracted her to the Songtradr family. Being able to facilitate her clients’ satisfaction in acquiring the ideal song for their needs brings her the utmost satisfaction.

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Contact

Publicist
Lex Lindsey
812-339-1195

Songtradr Helps Redefine the Value of Music, Sponsors MUSEXPO 2016

Songtradr—the fast-growing global marketplace for music rights—will unveil its platform as a sponsor of MUSEXPO April 17 – 20. Billed as “The United Nations of Music”, MUSEXPO brings together hundreds of leaders in the worlds of A&R, management, music tech, traditional and online radio, social media, publishing and more, to connect and network. Attendees will get a chance to experience Songtradr’s inventive platform, which matches creatives with buyers in swift, online transactions, simplifying rights management.

“Songtradr has built a great platform that allows people to be creative and engage in commerce in an efficient manner,” comments Sat Bisla, founder and president of A&R Worldwide, which stages dozens of conferences around the globe, including MUSEXPO. “We’re all about giving people access to information and relationships to all touchpoints that connect people with music on both a local and international level. We agreed to have Songtradr showcase because they provide a unique perspective when it comes to the creative community and the world of synchronization.”

Only a month after its official launch on March 7, Songtradr is causing a stir by bringing on dozens of labels, publishers and production music libraries. With well over two thousand users and content partners already (recently signing up larger catalogs from all over the globe such as Times of India and Cleopatra Records), Songtradr is the freshest face among the event sponsors, which also include Capitol Music Group, RCA, Epic, and Columbia.

One distinguishing factor driving interest in Songtradr, is that the company only earns money when its clients do. Without any subscription fees, all customers get a streamlined content management system with unlimited content storage, connections with collaborators and co-owners, as well as personalized service from expert curators who help customize music for potential buyers. “We appreciate that it takes users time and patience to set up accounts and on-board catalogs,” explained Paul Wiltshire, CEO and Founder of Songtradr, “and in return we want to give them great tools at no cost.”

At the iconic Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Wiltshire will deliver a keynote address about how Songtradr is changing the music rights landscape. He’ll describe the platform’s solutions to the fragmentation and confusion of the licensing process that continues to confound even experienced artists, labels, and agencies. Wiltshire says, “The Songtradr platform lets users actively participate in a global marketplace and rely on our streamlined technology for results. We’ve made it very efficient for buyers (licensees) to license and acquire rights, which we believe is key to unlocking value.”

ABOUT SONGTRADR

Songtradr www.songtradr.com was founded by award winning Producer/Songwriter Paul Wiltshire and developed by music industry professionals who share a vision to redefine the value of music. The company solves B2B transactional difficulties associated with licensing, buying and selling music rights as well as providing creators, owners and buyers with the tools they need. Songtradr is a global open marketplace platform connected to an intuitive, simple and free content management system where music assets are stored, discovered, curated and monetized. Users have complete control of their rights and are empowered with the flexibility to run their business, their way. Songtradr keeps a transactional fee of up to 17.5%, a much smaller fee than typically retained for song placements. Using Songtradr’s proprietary search and variable licensing pricing technology, music supervisors, brands, filmmakers and other creatives can now acquire rights cost-effectively and directly from sellers, who include some of the world’s best composers, producers, songwriters, artists, bands, publishers, labels and rights estates.