Songtrust promotes Co-Founder Joe Conyers III to Chief Strategy Officer

Royalty collection and publishing administration platform Songtrust has elevated its Co-Founder and General Manager Joe Conyers III (pictured) to the position of Chief Strategy Officer.

He will be responsible for developing and driving the company’s strategic priorities across the organization.

Conyers has led the company from prototype to servicing over 20,000 publishers to collect their publishing royalties worldwide for over 1 million copyrights, currently working with more than 150,000 songwriters.

In preparation of his new role, Conyers has led a top-tier hiring spree which has seen the appointments of industry heavyweights Molly Neuman as Global Head of Business Development, Brad Yuan as Global Head of Rights Management Operations, Noam Mantel as Head of Product, and Dewayne Ector as Head of Society Relations, among more than 50 new people who have joined the company since 2017.

“Convincing Joe to join the music business in 2011 was no easy task, but after considering the inequity in the marketplace and the opportunity to democratize royalty collection, Joe jumped in with both feet focusing on changing the industry at scale.”

Justin Kalifowitz, Downtown and Songtrust 

“When we first started thinking about ways in which we could radically streamline global royalty collection for songwriters at all levels we had the good fortune of meeting Joe Conyers,” said Downtown CEO and Songtrust Co-Founder Justin Kalifowitz.

“Convincing Joe to join the music business in 2011 was no easy task, but after considering the inequity in the marketplace and the opportunity to democratize royalty collection, Joe jumped in with both feet focusing on changing the industry at scale.

“Now, after growing Songtrust’s internal capabilities, Joe has a clear lane to focus on longer-range planning and the company’s broader mission to empower songwriters and music publishers worldwide.”

“I look forward to the continued leadership of our incredibly fast growing business through the industry’s tremendous growth and continue to serve our outstanding clients.”

Joe Conyers III

Joe Conyers III, added: “Launching Songtrust at a time that in many ways felt like the bottom of the industry, it’s been remarkable achieving what many thought then was an impossible task.

“Yet nearly a decade in, when Songtrust has become the default partner for many in the creative community, we are still pushing forward, building both technology and relationships to ensure our clients get paid even more accurately, fairly and in a timely fashion.

“I look forward to the continued leadership of our incredibly fast growing business through the industry’s tremendous growth and continue to serve our outstanding clients.”Music Business Worldwide

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