Jonathan Abon has been named VP Product, Distribution Services, at Swiss music fintech company Utopia Music.
Jordan Gremli has also been hired as VP Product, Creator Services.
Abon and Gremli are product leaders with extensive experience in the music and tech sectors, says Utopia.
Both will report to Nicholas Goubert, Chief Product Officer.
Abon has over two decades of experience in technology based products and joins from HERE Technologies, a location platform company, where he was VP Product Management, Platform Organization.
At HERE Technologies, Abon helped to build a global location-focused platform that combined a development environment and a marketplace used by customers in automotive, transport and logistics, supply chain, and infrastructure planning markets.
Gremli, from Berlin, will lead the product organization for Utopia’s Creator Services Business Unit.
He joins from ticket platform DICE where he was VP, Artist Development, responsible for creating and managing all artist-centric programs and products on the DICE platform, including live streaming and merch.
Prior to DICE, Gremli spent nearly eight years at Spotify, where he helped launch and manage ‘Fans First’, a program to help artists develop their fan bases.
Gremli also played a role in the launch of the first iteration of Spotify for Artists.
He also served as Head of Content & Artist Programming at Sofar Sounds and Program Director at SiriusXM Radio.
“Utopia’s uniqueness stems from its Music and Tech DNA and our ability to deliver innovative solutions at scale.”
Nicholas Goubert, Utopia
Nicholas Goubert, Utopia’s Chief Product Officer, said: “Utopia’s uniqueness stems from its Music and Tech DNA and our ability to deliver innovative solutions at scale.
“Jonathan and Jordan are highly experienced in their respective fields and their blended experience will enhance our ability to deliver cutting-edge products for our customers, and further position Utopia as the number one Growth Partner for the entire Music Industry.”
“Music and technology have always played a major part in my life.”
Jonathan Abon, added: “Music and technology have always played a major part in my life.
“My career led me down the path of engineering and product management where I developed the skills to scale products and businesses. The opportunity to join Utopia fits perfectly with my past experience and, importantly, brings me back to the Music.”
“Artists and their teams deserve access to clear, actionable data.”
Jordan Gremli, said: “Artists and their teams deserve access to clear, actionable data and easy-to-use tools and services that can help develop their fan bases and their careers.
“I can’t wait to work with the super-team at Utopia to build best-in-class products that give them just that.”
Utopia began 2022 with a series of company acquisitions.
In January, the company expanded into physical and digital music distribution by acquiring the UK-based distributor Proper Music Group.
The company also recently named Christine Pepe as its VP, Business and Legal Affairs.Music Business Worldwide