Jim Selby named General Manager of Concord Music Group

Former Naxos, ole and AdShare exec Jim Selby has been appointed as the new General Manager of fast-growing music rights company Concord Music Group.

Selby was CEO of Naxos of America from 2007 to the end of 2013, when he left the firm to become SVP of Digital at acquisitive Canada-based music rights firm Ole.

He joined social media monetisation platform AdShare as President in August/September last year – but has jumped ship to Concord after little over six months in the role.

Based in Nashville, Selby will oversee Concord’s shared label marketing services.

This includes US Sales & Commercial Development (including Online Marketing & Strategy), International Marketing & Development, US Radio & Video Promotion, Merchandise Sales & Development, Direct-To-Consumer Marketing, Brand & Corporate Partnerships, Advertising & Promotional Services, and Video Production.

Concord Bicycle Music, based in Beverly Hills, California and Nashville, Tennessee is comprised of Concord Music Group and The Bicycle Music Company.

Concord Bicycle Music is a portfolio company of Wood Creek, an investment manager with over $2.5 billion in committed capital.

Wood Creek is a leading investor in intellectual property assets including music, other copyrights, filmed content and patents and trademarks.

Concord Bicycle Music’s portfolio of more than 10,000 active album recordings includes at least 270 RIAA certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum releases (including one of only 115 RIAA Diamond albums, attesting to USA consumer sales in excess of 10 million units).

It says its collection also includes 227 Grammy winners (more than 5% of the Grammy awards ever presented in the 57-year history of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences).Music Business Worldwide

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