TuneCore’s new leadership: Andreea Gleeson and Matt Barrington to jointly run company following departure of CEO

Andreea Gleeson and Matt Barrington

TuneCore, the DIY distribution platform generating over $1m per day for artists, has unveiled its new executive leadership – and it’s promoted from within.

Andreea Gleeson and Matt Barrington will effectively run TuneCore out of the US as co-heads of the company, with Gleeson promoted to Chief Revenue Officer and Barrington upped to Chief Operating Officer.

The duo, who share a cumulative 15 years of experience working at TuneCore, will report to Denis Ladegaillerie, Chief Executive Officer of Believe, TuneCore’s Paris-based parent company.

The promotion of Gleeson and Barrington into leadership positions at TuneCore comes after the exit of the distribution firm’s long-time CEO, Scott Ackerman, earlier this year.

Together, Believe and TuneCore claim to distribute one third of the world’s digital music by volume.

Denis Ladegaillerie, CEO of Believe Group said, “The elevation of Andreea and Matt to oversee the company as co-heads affirms their contributions in strengthening TuneCore’s services and growth in order to best serve artists at all stages of their careers on a worldwide basis.”

Gleeson joined TuneCore in 2015 as Head of Marketing and was subsequently promoted to Chief Marketing Officer. In her expanded role as Chief Revenue Officer, Gleeson will oversee Marketing, Artist Support, Artist and Partner Relations and International.

Among her immediate goals will be to reimagine the TuneCore Artist Support and Artist and Partner Relations areas to support artists at all stages of their careers, as well as pursuing commercial partnerships in order to maximize opportunities for TuneCore artists.

Gleeson is also spearheading the company’s international expansion into key music markets around the world.

“I look forward to new countries, new partnerships, new employees, and new artists, yet the same artist-first independent spirit as we continue to build the best independent music distribution platform in the world.”

Andreea Gleeson, TuneCore

“I joined TuneCore five years ago because I connected with the company’s mission and wanted to be a part of an organization that not only empowered independent artists but advocated for their needs and interests,” said Gleeson.

“I look forward to new countries, new partnerships, new employees, and new artists, yet the same artist-first independent spirit as we continue to build the best independent music distribution platform in the world.”

Barrington, most recently Chief Financial Officer of TuneCore, joined the company ten years ago.

In his new role, he will oversee the firm’s Finance, Data, Technology, Product, Operations and Legal Departments, as well as further optimizing TuneCore’s distribution product.

“It’s an extremely exciting time as we continue to refine our best in class technology and practices.”

Matt Barrington, TuneCore

“My time at TuneCore has been immensely fulfilling, having helped build the company from a start-up to where we are now,” commented Barrington.

“It’s an extremely exciting time as we continue to refine our best in class technology and practices in order for TuneCore artists to receive maximum benefits as we scale, innovate and embark on TuneCore’s next chapter.”

This month, TuneCore expanded into Brazil and Russia, following a launch in India in July.

TuneCore was acquired by Believe in 2015 for an undisclosed price-tag, which industry sources suggest was around $40m.

Earlier this month, US-based merchant bank Raine Group forecast that the independent artist sector would generate in excess of $2bn in 2020.

Raine also forecast that, within this figure, ‘DIY’ artists – via distributors like TuneCore – would generate $1.22bn this year.Music Business Worldwide

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