The Music Business Association (Music Biz) has elected representatives from Pandora and Spotify to fill vacancies on its board of directors, whilst promoting an existing member to fill the executive committee seat of former Music Biz treasurer John Trickett, who passed away in August.
Elizabeth Moody, vice president, global content, licensing at Pandora, and Rob Harvey, head of label relations, North America, at Spotify, will join the board, with Moody becoming Pandora’s first Music Biz representative.
Existing board member Matt Signore, president, WEA, will become the new Treasurer.
“Elizabeth and Rob are two great music biz minds who have achieved massive success in many different corners of the industry, while Matt has been a key asset to the Music Biz Board since joining in October 2013,” said James Donio, president of Music Biz. “We are thrilled to have all of them on our Board of Directors and look forward to working together to continue moving the entire music industry forward.”
“I’m thrilled to be Pandora’s first representative on the Music Biz Board and am looking forward to sharing our unique perspective with my fellow Board members,” added Moody. “With digital music services now a key component in the overall music industry equation, it is crucial that we make the right decisions now to build the online infrastructure necessary for sustained growth. I can’t wait to bring my years of expertise to bear on behalf of the entire music business.”
Moody has more than 15 years of experience as a digital media executive, advising digital music and video services such as Spotify, Rdio, Mog, iMeem, and MySpace. She joined Pandora in March 2015, where she drives all strategy and negotiation of content partnerships.
Meanwhile, Harvey commented: “The role streaming services play in the promotion, marketing, and development of an artist is vital to the future of the music business. I am thrilled to bring my experience breaking and developing artists to the Music Biz Board. Honored to assist in charting the right course moving forward.”
“I’m honored to have been chosen to serve as Music Biz Treasurer,” Signore concluded. “The organisation has continued to evolve to reflect the changes in the music marketplace, and I’m looking forward to working with Jim and his team to ensure we’re in a solid financial position for the future.”
For the list of all Music Biz Board members, click here.