Venice Music has scaled up its global streaming team as Beth Cherry is named the company’s Head of Streaming, UK.
Isobel Kelly has also joined as Head of Alt/Pop Streaming US, and Jamal Jimoh has been named Head of Hip Hop/R&B Streaming (US).
The three execs join Troy Carter and Suzy Ryoo’s music and technology platform Venice, as the company says it is expanding on its approach to becoming a “white-glove, creative and supportive distribution and label/artist services partner for independent artists and their teams.”
Cherry joins the company from Parlophone, where she was the Streaming Lead across its roster, including GRM Daily, FFRR, and Disturbing London.
She recently worked closely on PinkPantheress’ debut mixtape to hell with it, and helped lead Coldplay to the band’s highest streaming debuts to date, as well as two Number One UK albums.
Kelly joins Venice from Premier Music Group and Downtown Records.
During her tenure at Premier Music Group in New York, she led commerce and streaming across a roster of independent artists including Channel Tres, Melanie Faye, Santigold, and Ambar Lucid.
She previously ran digital marketing and streaming initiatives at RECORDS for artists including Noah Cyrus, Nelly, and Labrinth, Sia & Diplo present LSD.
Jamal Jimoh is a marketing and management professional with over fifteen years of experience.
He began his career at Island Def Jam as a New Media consultant, before accepting a role in A&R Research and Promotion.
Jimoh then moved Teen Island – the teen marketing arm of Island Def Jam – where he worked with acts such as Justin Bieber.
Jimoh later took on the role of General Manager at Nick Cannon’s Ncredible Entertainment, and has also held roles as Director of Urban Digital Marketing at Entertainment One, Senior Director of Urban Programming and Revenue at Premier Music Group, VP of Marketing & Revenue at Rostrum Records, and Vice President & Head of Commerce for HITCO.
“The core of Venice represents exactly who I am & what I stand for.”
Beth Cherry, said: “I am so proud & excited to be joining the Venice family. This career move has come at a really significant point in my life both personally & professionally.
“I am so happy that Venice exists and I am grateful to Suzy Ryoo & Troy Carter for creating this company; its existence is exciting, empowering and exactly where the music industry should be heading.
“The core of Venice represents exactly who I am & what I stand for; equality, diversity, creativity, talent & heart. It’s an absolute joy to bring my skill set to this team, I feel on the right side of music industry history.”
“It is inspiring to work with a world class, forward thinking and diverse company across a mix of genres and talents.”
Isobel Kelly, said: “I am thrilled to be joining the team at Venice, a company operating at the cross section of music and technology.
“Venice is focused on celebrating and empowering artists — we provide them with the tools to reach new fans and audiences on their own terms.
“It is inspiring to work with a world class, forward thinking and diverse company across a mix of genres and talents.
“I am excited about what we are building together and thankful to our fantastic entrepreneurial-leadership team for continuing to set the pace on a global scale.”
“I don’t know that there’s a company that’s more ideally suited for where the business is and where the art is headed than Venice.”
Jamal Jimoh, said: “I don’t know that there’s a company that’s more ideally suited for where the business is and where the art is headed than Venice.
“Troy and Suzy have storied histories rooted in equity, empowerment, and evolution and those tenets are the very ethos of this company.
“I’m thrilled to be joining this team of remarkable professionals and unparalleled humans.
“I can say without hesitation that there isn’t an organization that’s better built for the true future of the business of music.”
“This team of leaders in streaming has spearheaded some of the most interesting and effective global campaigns in recent times.”
Troy Carter, said: “This team of leaders in streaming has spearheaded some of the most interesting and effective global campaigns in recent times. We are very excited for Beth, Isobel and Jamal to bring their experience, know how and passion to the Venice community.”
“These mission-driven, beloved-by-their-peers leaders are driving forward everyday.”
Suzy Ryoo, said: “Adding the expertise of Isobel, Jamal and Beth is an exciting chapter for Venice strengthening our global approach to streaming strategy and DSP engagement.
“These mission-driven, beloved-by-their-peers leaders are driving forward everyday on progress, education & growth for our independent partners and community.”
“Beth has a deep understanding of breaking artists.”
Matt Ott, said: “Beth has a deep understanding of breaking artists, a unique fascination with cultural and societal trends and how they interact with and migrate to streaming audiences across all platforms.
“Having worked with the biggest and breaking artists on the planet, Beth is an expert at spotting and connecting dots; building passionate audiences and fanbases through streaming.”Music Business Worldwide