NEW YORK (Hypebot) – Fred Beteille, Product Manager at YouTube, has been elected Chairman of the Music Business Association (Music Biz) Board of Directors.
He replaces outgoing Chairman Rachelle Friedman of J&R Music & Computer World, who retired from the Board after serving seven terms.
As a Product Manager at YouTube, Beteille helps spearhead music and rights management products and initiatives. Prior to joining the company, he was Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology at the Google-acquired RightsFlow, overseeing the company’s licensing and royalty administration functions and technologies.
Earlier in his career, he held the positions of Senior Director of Strategic Technology and Director of Business Affairs at HFA, where he helped lead business development efforts and architect rights administration platforms.
During his tenure, HFA developed and refined its technological trajectory, resulting in the company being recognized as one of Information Week’s Top 500 Relentless Innovators for 2009 and 2010.
Music Biz’s Board of Directors also includes:
John Trickett – immergent – Treasurer
Steve Harkins – Baker & Taylor – Secretary
Len Cosimano – Director-at-Large – Christina Calio
Microsoft – Glenn Dicker – Redeye Incorporated
Mike Fratt – Homer’s
Brad Navin – The Orchard
Bruce Ogilvie – Super D/Alliance Entertainment
Dilyn Radakovitz – Dimple Records
Ryan Redington – Amazon
Steve Savoca – Spotify
Matt Signore – Warner Music Group
Darren Stupak – Sony Music Entertainment
Jim Urie – Universal Music Group Distribution
Colin Young – iTunes
Dave Zierler – INgrooves Music Group