Paul Vidich, Former Executive at Warner & AOL, Joins Board of ReverbNation.com

by reverb_administrator on December 15, 2009 · Comments

vidichReverbNation, the leading music marketing platform that connects more than 500,000 artists, labels, managers and venues, to over 20 million music fans worldwide, has announced the appointment of Paul Vidich, former Executive Vice President of Warner Music Group and Special Advisor to AOL, to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Vidich will bring his extensive experience with music and media from CBS, Warner Music Group, and AOL to the leading artist-focused music and marketing platform. As EVP at Warner Music, Mr. Vidich was responsible for global business development and technology strategy, closing the first major record company agreement with Apple iTunes in 2002, which became the template for deals Apple would later conclude with Universal Music, Sony, and EMI. At AOL, Mr. Vidich was the senior executive in charge of video operations, and helped establish the first on-demand, premium-content video portal that laid the ground work for companies like Hulu.

“The $8 billion US recorded music industry has struggled to develop the scalable and repeatable online promotion strategies needed to market artists in a music world that is increasingly dominated by online activity. ReverbNation has developed a portfolio of marketing software services that are rapidly becoming the online standard for driving awareness of new and breaking acts, as well as managing the fan relationships that are crucial to the success of any artist today. ReverbNation is the future of music marketing,” said Mr. Vidich.

“Throughout his career Paul has pushed the industry beyond conventional thought. From the creation of iTunes to the removal of DRM, he has helped to shape the music business in remarkable ways. We are very fortunate to have him lend his knowledge and experience to ReverbNation” said Michael Doernberg, CEO of ReverbNation.com.

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Comments

  1. James McBride says:

    ReverbNation should think about teaming with Festival Online Network (FNO) to make the booking festival connection better for members.

    Can a person/label take over “ownership of “un-owned venues? If so what permission is needed?

  2. Jed says:

    James, yes they can take ownership. Write in to support@reverbnation.com for instructions.

  3. Levoid says:

    If This Is True Then Why Dont U Get someone with my blessing a deal…i cant get to many fans cus detroit is not all on here…and wats the point of me getting fans from other cities?

  4. Mstardom says:

    Reverbnation will now be mentioned along with the AOLs of the world with the addition of Paul Vidich, former VP of Warner & AOL. We are curious to see how this move will affect Reverbnation in the long run.

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