SoundCloud has appointed Merritt Farren as its new general counsel.
Farren succeeds former general counsel Neil Miller, who left the firm earlier this year after six years in the role, to take up a position at JAG Shaw Baker.
In his new role, Farren will be responsible for ‘shaping and defining’ SoundCloud’s legal affairs and public policy strategy, in addition to leading its team of legal experts across areas of data protection and privacy, commercial contracts, music rights, copyright issues and corporate matters.
Based in Berlin, Farren will report to co-founder and CEO Alex Ljung.
“Merritt’s vast experience guiding the complexities in both large and growth-oriented companies will be instrumental in helping us seize strategic opportunities and advocate on issues most important to the SoundCloud community,” said Ljung. “It’s an exciting time at SoundCloud as our business rapidly evolves and continues to grows. I’m thrilled to have Merritt’s proven leadership and legal acumen in place to lead us into our next chapter.”
Prior to joining SoundCloud, Farren was chief legal officer at Amazon’s Audible.com. Before that he was associate general counsel, digital media and new technologies at Amazon.com.