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Rdio Names Warner/Chappell Music Exec Iain Morris As VP Global Music Publishing

LONDON (Hypebot) – Music streaming service Rdio has named Iain Morris as Vice President of Global Music Publishing. Prior to joining Rdio, Morris was Head of Digital, EMEA at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing.

Morris will be based in the UK and joins the recently expanded Rdio team in London. In his new role, Morris will be responsible for negotiations with music publishers and collection societies.

“Some of the most challenging issues facing the music industry today revolve around striking a fair and equitable balance between songwriters, publishers, performing rights societies and streaming music services," Jim Rondinelli, SVP, Head of Content Licensing and Catalog at Rdio. "Iain uniquely understands the needs of all of the stakeholders seeking to create a sustainable business model for the future of the music industry."

Rdio offers a catalog of 32 million songs in 85 countries.