Maria Egan, Pulse Music Group’s former President & Head of Creative, joins Splice as Chief Music Officer

Music creation marketplace Splice – which claims to be used by more than 4 million musicians – has hired widely-respected music executive Maria Egan​ ​as its first Chief Music Officer​.

Today’s news follows last week’s announcement from Los Angeles-based music publisher PULSE Music Group that Egan would was leaving her role as the company’s President and Head of Creative for “an opportunity that will be announced imminently”.

In this newly created role at Splice, Egan​ will oversee all aspects of the company’s engagement with the creative community and wider music industry.

PULSE’s catalog during Egan’s seven-year tenure achieved more than 10 billion combined music streams, more than 100 million RIAA-certified units, more than 150 RIAA Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum song certifications, 50 BMI & ASCAP Song Awards and two BMI Song of the Year Awards.

Notable recent signings Egan fostered for PULSE include Trevor Daniel and Kehlani, while many other signees in her seven years at the company contributed to No.1 hits including Luis Fonsi’s Despacito, Centuries by Fall Out Boy and Harry Styles’ Adore You.

Egan, according to a release announcing her appointment, “is uniquely positioned to build on and formalize the connective tissue between Splice and the commercial music industry” and will lead oversight of a new structure for Splice’s music and industry relations department.

Included in that new structure is ​Jen Mozenter​, who has been promoted to VP of A&R.

Mozenter and team have forged relationships between Splice and over 700 artists to help distribute their sounds through the Splice Sounds library.

Notable A-list creators Mozenter has brought to the Splice platform for original sample packs include Boi-1da (Drake, Rihanna), Jason Evigan (Maroon 5, Selena Gomez), WondaGurl (Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert) and NOVA Wav (Beyonce, Ariana Grande).

Mozenter and team have also discovered and helped build the careers of emerging talent such as vocalist KARRA, who saw her successful Splice packs pave the way for a full-time music career and ultimately a major publishing deal.

Meanwhile, DJ/producer Oliver’s Power Tools II became the fastest pack to surpass 1 million downloads on Splice, in just 12 days’ time.

“I’ve watched Splice become a key player in this space and believe they’re positioned to be a leader in the future of collaboration.”

Maria Egan

“At Pulse I used Splice as an A&R tool, signing new writers that built their brands on the platform,” said Egan.

“I’ve watched Splice become a key player in this space and believe they’re positioned to be a leader in the future of collaboration.

“It couldn’t be a better time to leverage their innovative tech and thriving community to give creators all around the world opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have.”

“Maria joins at a time when the existing team’s contributions have helped put Splice on the music industry map and all over the radio in a major way.”

Steve Martocci, Splice

Splice Co-Founder and CEO Steve Martocci, ​added: “Maria deeply understands the creative process and how Splice fits into creation and collaboration at the top tiers of music.

“She also understands firsthand how Splice can be a pathway for talented bedroom creators to reach the traditional music industry.

“Maria joins at a time when the existing team’s contributions have helped put Splice on the music industry map and all over the radio in a major way.

“I couldn’t be more proud to have Maria leading Splice’s connections with the wider music community.”

“I’m honored to share the stories of artists who help drive and shape culture. And that’s the work I’ll continue to do alongside my team.”

Jen Mozenter

Mozenter, added: “Any creator should be able to come to Splice and see themselves represented in our community.

“I’m honored to share the stories of artists who help drive and shape culture. And that’s the work I’ll continue to do alongside my team.”


The news of Egan’s appointment at Splice​ follows the company’s recent acquisition of ​tech firm Superpowered​, which powers the audio for thousands of apps that, it claims, have been installed billions of times.

The news also comes just three months after Splice announced that it has paid out $25 million to musicians.

Splice has raised $105 million in funding to date, including a $57.5m Series C funding round last March.Music Business Worldwide

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