[UPDATED] . Indie distributor CD Baby has been consistently expanding its artist services offerings with publishing and rights management leading the way. Now, their taking those efforts to another level with the hiring of ASCAP veteran Jon Bahr.
CD Baby has hired Jon Bahr as Vice President of Music Publishing and Rights Management. A 13 year veteran of ASCAP, he will oversee an operation that already serves 100,00 CDBaby Pro songwriters and 500,000 compositions in cooperation with SongTrust.
At ASCAP since 2003, Bahr was most recently its Senior Director of Marketing & Communications. He also created and produced the hugely successful annual ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO conference. Bahr will remain based in New York City.
"CD Baby has been the heart and soul of the independent music industry for many years and I've spent my career serving these same music creators,” Bahr enthuses. “I'm incredibly excited to lead the growth of CD Baby's publishing capabilities, deliver new opportunities to artists and get more money into the pockets of songwriters."
“I’m thrilled to bring onboard a skilled and experienced industry veteran to spearhead CD Baby’s rights management initiatives,” says CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux.
CD Baby currently distributes nearly 7 million songs to digital services including Spotify and Apple Music.