Royalty collection and publishing administration platform Songtrust has created a new Global Society Relations department led by former Head of International at AMRA Dewayne Ector.
This newly formed department will manage relationships with collecting societies, collective management organizations and CISAC to ‘maximize operational efficiency, deepen partnerships and find additional synergies with Songtrust’s global partners’.
Ector will be based in Songtrust’s London office and reports to Songtrust Co-Founder Joe Conyers III.
Kyle Thiede, currently Songtrust’s Director of Operations, will become Associate Director of Society Relations, remaining in New York City and will report to Ector.
Before joining Songtrust three years ago, Thiede was with EMI Music Publishing and BMG.
Today’s news follows last week’s announcement that former Rough Trade US General Manager Anna Bond has joined Songtrust as Director of Business Development, North America.
In 2018, Songtrust added more than 50 people to the team, doubled its client base, and opened three new offices.
“Dewayne Ector has a deep understanding of the workings of the Collective Management Organisation landscape, having been Head of International at AMRA for last 3+ years and working his way up the ranks at PRS for 8 years prior to AMRA.”
Joe Conyers III, Songtrust
“Dewayne Ector has a deep understanding of the workings of the Collective Management Organisation landscape, having been Head of International at AMRA for last 3+ years and working his way up the ranks at PRS for 8 years prior to AMRA,” said Songtrust Co-Founder Joe Conyers III.
“Dewayne has contributed greatly to the growth of both of these world-class organizations in various ways, including collaborating with and supporting various other CMOs around the globe in their business development activities. And now, we get to welcome Dwayne to Songtrust.”Music Business Worldwide