Recorded music database and marketplace Discogs has hired Lloyd Starr as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Starr starts his at Discogs on Monday, May 1, 2023.
Starr previously worked as President and COO of Beatport and most recently as President and COO of Vinyl Me, Please, the popular subscription service for vinyl records.
As COO, Starr will oversee Discogs’ day-to-day operations, focusing on driving growth “and innovation” according to a press release.
He will also work closely with Kevin Lewandowski, CEO of Discogs, and the rest of the executive team to set the strategic direction for the future of Discogs.
Discogs claims to be “the world’s foremost database, marketplace, and community for recorded music”.
With more than 16 million releases and over 8 million artists, it also claims that its “user-built database” is the most extensive physical music catalog in the world. The Discogs Marketplace currently has 70 million items for sale.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Lloyd Starr to the Discogs team as our new COO,” said Kevin Lewandowski, CEO of Discogs.
“Lloyd’s extensive experience in the music industry and his track record of success in building and scaling companies make him an ideal addition to our leadership team.
“We’re confident that his expertise will help us continue to grow and innovate as we serve our community of music fans, record collectors, and sellers around the world.”
Starr added: “I’ve long admired the Discogs mission and it’s passionate community. I am thrilled to join such a talented and creative team to help realize our vision and continue to add value for vinyl and music lovers worldwide.”
“I’ve long admired the Discogs mission and it’s passionate community”
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