NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Indie Merlin announced the promotion of Jim Mahoney to serve as the digital rights organization’s Vice President of Global Operations.
Mahoney has been with Merlin since he joined in 2014 as General Manager US, serving as the primary contact for Merlin’s North American independent record labels, distributors and artist service company clients.
Mahoney will continue to work in Merlin’s New York office, alongside Bela Zecker, Merlin’s Member Services & Operations Manager, Americas.
Mahoney was recently named among Billboard’s 2019 Indie Power Players, and the promotion to this new global role will see him step up alongside Charlie Lexton (CCO & General Counsel) and Helen Alexander (CFO) as part of Merlin’s senior management team, reporting directly to CEO Charles Caldas.
“Jim has earned the respect of the entire independent music community. Since joining Merlin in 2014, his hands-on approach has played a key part in our successes and expansion – providing a trusted point of contact in the world’s largest music market, and ensuring our members are benefitting from the full scale of Merlin’s global licensing deals. His promotion to VP Global Operations is recognition of this important work, and ensures our worldwide network will grow even stronger in the months and years ahead.”
As previously announced, Caldas is preparing to step down from his role at Merlin at the end of the year.