Matt Pincus is back in business.
The US-based exec founded SONGS Music Publishing in 2004, going on to enviable success with signings such as The Weeknd, Lorde, Diplo / Major Lazer and many others.
Last year, Pincus and his team sold the independent firm to a fund managed by Kobalt Capital for around $160m.
Pincus has today (June 5) informed friends and peers that he has a couple of new part-time gigs.
“After some much-needed time with my family, I’m thrilled to announce that, as of this month, I will be working with two of the most exciting companies in media and entertainment,” he said in an email.
“I will be an Executive in Residence at LionTree, the leading media and tech investment & merchant bank. LionTree acted for us in the sale of SONGS, which achieved a spectacular result.
“I chose LionTree for SONGS because they are the rare financial advisor that understands the people and the markets around music, entertainment, and technology. I am excited to work with them in helping them advise companies looking to scale, transform, or realize value.
“I will also be acting as Special Advisor to Snapchat. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help this innovative, creative technology companies think through ideas and strategies around music.”Music Business Worldwide