NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Songtrust has hired former Sony/ATV Director of A&R Richard Aurigema as Vice President of Copyright.
In this new role, Aurigema will lead the Songtrust copyright and publishing operations teams and will be responsible for the administration of the company’s catalog of copyrights and those of its clients.
Aurigema, who reports to Songtrust’s Global Head of Rights Management Operations, Brad Yuan, previously led music copyright administration for EMI, BMG and, most recently, Sony/ATV.
“We’re extremely excited to have Richard join the team,” said Yuan. “As our copyright operation scales in both volume and complexity, Richard’s experience at the majors and other acquisition-oriented publishers will be extremely valuable.”
“I am really looking forward to working with Songtrust’s already excellent copyright administration team to build a best-in-class department to service all our clients’ needs,” added Aurigema. “With over 2MM compositions that Songtrust administers, registering more than 5,000 new songs every week and more songwriters than any other music publisher. I’m very excited to help our already passionate team deliver even bigger and better things for our growing client base.”