WASHINGTON, DC (CelebrityAccess) — Digital royalty collection organization SoundExchange has named Richard Conlon as their Chief External Affairs Officer effective as of March 1.
In his new gig, Conlon will oversee the company's corporate communications, industry relations and public policy efforts as well as overseen the company's relationships with a range of stakeholders.
Before signing on with SoundExchange, Conlon has served as a senior advisor to CEOs and senior management at major music publishers, record labels, collective rights management organizations and financial institutions with a focus on corporate development in the digital intellectual property economy. Previous gigs include a 20-year tenure at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) serving as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Communications and New Media. He launched BMI's digital rights licensing division, managed corporate communications and oversaw the firm's global corporate strategy efforts.
He also held senior posts at Viacom's Pay per View television production and marketing unit and at The Learning Channel (TLC) cable network.