LONDON (Hypebot) – Slicethepie, the UK based online artist financing site, has added Paul Brown to the board, as Commercial Director. Paul will combine his new role with his current position as Managing Director, International at Pandora. Previously Director of Digital Business at Sony BMG Music UK, Brown spent 6 years working…to grow Sony BMG’s new business areas with particular emphasis on digital music, media, content and brand sponsorship deals as well as the digital aspects of recording artist deals.
Before joining Sony Music, Paul was a Director of Private Equity Funds at the investment bank UBS Warburg and a corporate finance and venture capital lawyer.
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David Courtier-Dutton, Slicethepie CEO said:
“We are delighted to have someone of Paul’s caliber join us at such an exciting time. Paul is both widely known and well respected across the music industry both in the UK and US. With extensive experience of the commercial realities of driving change within the industry (both inside and outside the label structure) he is ideally placed to help Slicethepie achieve success.”
Paul Brown commented:
“Slicethepie is one of the most radical and exciting new businesses to emerge from the current evolution of the music industry and has the potential to be part of a new progressive industry ecosystem, blending the traditional and the new. I see the business sitting anywhere in the value chain working with artists, record companies, investors and brand partners to help do the most important thing of all … expose more talented artists to more music fans. I very much look forward to working with David and the team to help build this exciting company and drive the business forward.”
In the 11 months since launch music fans and investors have financed 16 artists through the Slicethepie website and have submitted over 1,000,000 independent reviews and ratings of music submitted by artists on the site.