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Songtradr Names Virginie Berger VP Rights Management

Music licensing marketplace Songtradr has named music tech veteran Virginie Berger as VP of Rights Management.

In her new role, Berger will lead Songtradr’s Rights Administration platform and manage global relationships with PROs, CMOs, and the music industry. Songtradr has offices in Los Angeles, London, Belfast, Paris, Hamburg, Singapore and Sydney.

“I’m excited to be joining the innovative team at Songtradr and I’m inspired by their artist-first approach,” said Berger. “In the sync licensing and distribution space, Songtradr is already a gamechanger so providing an innovative, accurate and efficient solution for the collection of publishing royalties is the logical next step. I’m looking forward to spearheading this division and supporting artists and songwriters all over the world.”

Prior to joining Songtradr, Berger was a founding partner at early-stage firm DBTH Capital (Right Tech) and a mentor at The Rattle. She was the former CEO of Armonia Online, the first pan-European licensing hub for online music and co-founded WeAreMusicTech (WAMT). Early in her career, Berger worked for Microsoft, NRJ, and Myspace.

“a proven leader, naturally forensic”

“Virginie is a proven leader, naturally forensic and she deeply cares about artists and songwriters receiving what is owed to them. We’re delighted to have a true music rights thought leader collaborate with us on our journey,” said Paul Wiltshire, CEO of Songtradr. “There is a staggering amount of unidentified and uncollected royalties, especially for independent artists and songwriters. In this digital age, this is neither sustainable nor acceptable. We are developing a solution that simplifies and speeds up collection, removing the unnecessary bureaucracy and subsequent inefficiencies.”

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