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12 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 5 μήνες)

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Bill Wilson

Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development

Music Business Association



As
Vice President, Digital Strategy an
d

Business

Development
,
Bill Wilson leads the charg
e on all things
digital at the M
usic
B
usiness
A
ssociation

(former known as
NARM
)
, including initiatives such a metadata
.
A music industry

professional with over
two decades of

experience working

in varied roles

with
in

independent

and major record labels, internet ventures, and mobile content,

he brings a well
-
rou
nded
perspective to the industry trade association
.


Wilson was recruited to join NARM i
n 2009

to oversee

the Digital Think Tank
, conceived by president Jim
Donio
to explore and resolve objectives related to enterprise
-
level digital music commerce. In 201
1, this
evolved into

the entity

digitalmusic.org
, with

four work groups

(Business Development,
Digital Supply
Chain & Operations,

Digital Asset Management,
and

Music Subscription
)

that directly address current
issues in digital commerce,

and producing user
-
friendly resources such
as the Metadata Style Guide
to
facilitate the adoption of industry standards and the

API Directory

to connect music service providers
with developers, brands, and other opportunities
. It also has made it a priori
ty
to help newcomers to the
industry create healthy, sustainable music
-
based businesses
, especially through its

Music Startup
Academy events
that have been held
around the US and in collaboration with ERA in London.


As an active industry professional, Bi
ll is a member of several organizations, including the American
Association of Independent Music (A2IM)’s New Media Committee. He has had featured speaking roles
at CMJ, South By Southwest, Bandwidth
, New Music Seminar,

and other industry events, including

the
popular “Bill and Ted Show” with TAG Strategic’s Ted Cohen, which provides a structured forum for the
discussion of industry
-
level issues in the digital space.


For nearly 20 years,
from 1989 to 2007,
Bill

ran Blackout Records, which began as a haven
for NYC
hardcore and evolved to include
releases from such notable acts as

Guided By Voices, H2O and Kill Your
Idols.

While running Blackout,
Bill

gained experience at more established independent labels and
distributors, including Relativity Records, Caro
line Distribution, and Earache Records, ultimately serving
as an A&R Consultant for MCA Records in the mid
-
1990s.


Bill

made the jump to working with internet start
-
ups in 2001 as Director of Business Development for
Roxbox Media, a market research company

targeted to the music industry. He
then
managed online and
real
-
world street team programs at HiFrequency

Marketing. In 2005, he joined Haystack Media as VP of
Business Development, co
-
developing an early music
-
oriented social networking website including an
ad
-
based compensation model for artists and
facilitati
ng content relationships.

In 2007,
Bill

became
D
irector of Business Development for mobile content aggregator Cellfish, and was responsible for
catalog and content licensing for music, games, film, and other forms of mobile entertainment. Later
that year,
Bill

took on the role of Senior Director, Mobile

Sales and Business Development for Atlantic
Records, with responsibility for sales of ringtones, ringbacks, images and full track downloads.


Bill

has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Fordham

University
.

When not dealing with
the issues
of 21
st

century distribution of music, Bill and his
girlfriend advocate for the American Pit Bull
Terrier
.