Songtrust expands executive leadership team with key promotions

Lisa Robinson, Vice President of Income Tracking at Songtrust

Songtrust has promoted three executives across key departments.

Those execs include Lisa Robinson, who has been named Vice President of Income Tracking, Anna Bond who has been appointed Head of Creative and Partnerships, a newly created department; and Rob Wetstone who has been promoted to Global Head of Client Relations.

Alongside these promotions, Songtrust has also revealed that it now counts clients from more than 145 countries.

As Vice President of Income Tracking, Lisa Robinson, will continue to oversee the team tasked with ensuring every Songtrust client is properly compensated for their music’s usage around the world.

A 20-year industry veteran who previously held roles at Harry Fox Agency and EMI Music Publishing, Robinson joined Songtrust in 2019. Under Robinson’s leadership, last year, the team submitted more than 15,000 Income Tracking claims to pay sources to proactively collect royalties for clients.

Meanwhile, Anna Bond (pictured inset) will now oversee the company’s creative strategy, branding, messaging, and client-focused business partnerships as Head of Creative and Partnerships, a newly created department.

Songtrust has built a reputation as the destination for comprehensive, reliable, and accessible educational materials on music publishing; in her new role, Bond will direct the company’s expanded efforts in that regard, as well as shaping the way Songtrust tells its story within the broader music industry and beyond.

A 15-year veteran of the music industry, she previously led the Business Development team as its Senior Director.

In Rob Wetstone’s (pictured inset) newly expanded role as Global Head of Client Relations, he will direct the company’s global strategy for onboarding songwriters and provide them with the ability to register their musical works with pay sources around the world and get paid for their music.

Under Wetstone’s leadership, Songtrust continued to scale its client relations approach in 2020, bringing on songwriters and music companies from countries all over the world including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nigeria, and Taiwan, among others.

Prior to Songtrust, Wetstone was a Vice President of Digital Strategy and Operations at Sony’s RED Distribution (now The Orchard).

“Music publishing is notoriously complex, and Songtrust’s growth wouldn’t be possible without the incredible team we have in place.”

Molly Neuman, Songtrust

Molly Neuman, President of Songtrust, said: “Music publishing is notoriously complex, and Songtrust’s growth wouldn’t be possible without the incredible team we have in place.

“The appointments of Lisa, Anna, and Rob are reflective of our departments’ ongoing expansion as we work daily to ensure that songwriters around the world are able to collect their music publishing royalties from as many pay sources as possible.

“With Lisa continuing to build our Income Tracking capabilities, and Anna’s new department focused on our creative strategy and business partnerships, as well as Rob’s expanded remit to songwriters all over the world, I’m very enthusiastic about what we’ll be able to accomplish together this year.”

 Music Business Worldwide