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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the Music space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
EVP , Chief Financial Officer & President of Operations of Universal Music Group
Boyd Muir is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & President of Operations at Universal Music Group.
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About Universal Music Group, VNYL: Universal Music Group offers music recording, publishing, and merchandising services worldwide.
Chief Financial Officer of Rhapsody
After more than 10 years handling billion-dollar transactions for financial firms such as Bank of America Securities, J.P. Morgan and Citi, Ethan proved he is more than a world-class numbers man when he took a position as Starbucks’ Director of Global Strategy & Corporate Development. When he wasn’t downing hot cups of Pike Place Roast during long nights and early mornings at the company’s Seattle headquarters, he fed his passion for music in the legendary music venues of the Northwest. With music as a core passion, Ethan jumped at the chance to be part of one of the most influential and iconic companies in music history. As the CFO of Rhapsody International, he has global strategic and operational responsibility for the company’s finance, accounting and corporate development (M&A) operations – and on top of that – he manages human resources, legal, label relations and business development.
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About Rhapsody: Rhapsody is a music subscription service that offers videos, playlists, reviews and radio stations.
CFO of All Def Digital
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About All Def Digital: ALL DEF DIGITAL is a premium, multi-platform digital media company and entertainment hub
Chief Financial Officer of Kobalt
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About Kobalt: Kobalt is a music services company that offers alternative to traditional music business models.
CFO of Vydia
A versatile business professional with ten years’ of international finance experience on four continents and a track record of solving problems for companies. My experience includes transforming financial systems and governance, managing teams for IPO readiness, and sourcing targets for acquisition. Colleagues know me as a dedicated and driven individual who can adapt quickly to change and culture. I am comfortable stepping up to lead and I collaborate well on diverse teams.
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About Vydia: Powering the business of music with technology, infrastructure, and services
EVP & CFO of Sureal Music
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About Sureal Music: Connecting fans and empowering musicians for a better music experience for all.
Co-Founder, President & Chief Financial Officer of Orfium
Christopher Mohoney is the co-founder, president and chief financial officer at Orfium.
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About Orfium: Award winning, high growth music tech company providing software solutions that maximize the commercial value of global copyrights
EVP & CFO of Townsquare Media
Mr. Rosenstein co-founded Townsquare in May 2010 and is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of FiveWire, an entity formed for the purpose of investing in the Company. Prior to co-founding FiveWire in January 2009, Mr. Rosenstein was previously the owner and managing principal from 2004 to January 2009 of AMG Financial, a private lending firm that extended financing and provided collateralized loans and other services principally to the real estate industry. Prior to founding AMG Financial in 2005, he co-founded LiveWire Ventures in 1998 with Mr. Price and served as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PriCellular Corporation. Mr. Rosenstein started his career at Ernst & Young and was a senior manager at the firm until leaving to join PriCellular in 1990. Mr. Rosenstein earned his B.S. magna cum laude in Business Administration (Accounting) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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About Townsquare Media: Townsquare Media, an entertainment and digital marketing services company, operates digital, radio and live event properties in the U.S.
CFO of Relativity Media
Charlie Feigle is the CFO at Relativity Media.
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About Relativity Media: Relativity Media is focused on producing and distributing content in the United States and internationally.
Chief Financial Officer of Bash, The Party Network
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About Bash, The Party Network: Combines Marketing/Sales platform in an App for the Nightlife & Entertainment industry
CFO & Co-Founder of AmplifyX
Bobby Kamaris is the CFO and Co-Founder of Amplify Creative Group.
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About AmplifyX: Music ownership redefined.
Chief Financial Officer of Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI)
Bruce A. Esworthy, as Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the accounting and financial areas at BMI as well as the Human Resources / Benefits and General Services / Facilities departments. Esworthy has a leadership role in BMI’s adherence to the highest standards of financial accountability. Each year, BMI’s financial statements are subject to an audit by independent auditors Deloitte & Touche. Annually, our auditors express an opinion on our financial statements based on the results of their audit. An unqualified opinion (the best opinion possible) was issued again this year, denoting that our financial statements present fairly the financial position and results of operations of BMI. This excellent level of accountability is due in no small part to the work of Esworthy and his staff. Based in BMI’s Nashville office, Esworthy joined BMI in March 2004. Prior to that, he served in various financial management roles including the start-up of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, Ingram Industries and Price Waterhouse. Esworthy received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and passed the CPA examination the same year. He holds an Executive MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.
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About Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI): Helping songwriters avoid desk jobs since 1939. #WriteOn
CFO- Co-Founder of MusicFreelancer.net
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About MusicFreelancer.net, Ship2Way: All-In-One Music Platform Where Musicians Meet and Do Business
Chief Financial Officer of HRW Music Group
Linehan is the ex-Treasurer of Capital One
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About HRW Music Group: HRW Music Group is an American Independent Record label that provides hope by allowing young singers to chase their dreams through music.
COO & CFO of Spirit Music Group
Jon Singer is Spirit’s COO/CFO, responsible for overseeing global finance, analyzing and negotiating new deals, sourcing and structuring strategic partnerships and joint ventures and contributing to the company’s overall strategic planning and growth. Prior to joining Spirit, Jon spent 15 years on the recording side of the music business, most recently as CFO for the Decca Label Group (a division of Universal Music), where he managed finance, budgeting and analytics and deal negotiation. While at Decca, he successfully implemented forward-thinking strategies involving online and mobile revenue and direct-to-consumer online sales and expanded the label’s footprint in Broadway Shows and other touring musical properties. Before that, he was Director of Finance for the Island-Def Jam music Group, where he played an integral role in the integration of the Island, Def Jam and Mercury record labels during their acquisition by Universal. Jon got his professional start as a Senior Accountant in the firm of David Berdon & Company.
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About Spirit Music Group: Spirit Music is a team of music-driven executives, well versed in the history of songs and songwriters.
COO & CFO of SoundHouse
Jeff Patterson is the COO & CFO at SoundHouse.
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About Columbia Capital, SoundHouse: SoundHouse focuses on working with artists and labels to acquire their music streaming royalty income.
CFO & General Counsel of AXS TV
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About AXS TV: AXS TV is a live entertainment television network.
CFO of Digitour Media
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About Digitour Media: World’s First Social Media Tour & Music Festival
CFO and Co-Founder of Strumn
Rex Hale is a Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer at Strumn.
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About Strumn: Strumn offers a platform that connects artists, venues, booking agents, and promoters.
CFO of I Like This Grape (ILTG)
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About I Like This Grape (ILTG): A digital media company bridging Wine with Fashion, Film, Food and Music for a modern generation
CFO of More Bass
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About More Bass: More Bass is a social music platform built on AI framework and designed for artists and fans to listen, interact, promote and discover.
Chief Financial Officer of Sound United
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About Sound United: Sound United is an audio equipment maker that owns Polk Audio and Definitive Technology speaker brands.
Co-Founder & CFO of Showpitch
Co-Founder & CFO of Showpitch.
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About Showpitch: Showpitch is a full-service digital media and technology company for creators, talent, industry pros, and global brands.
Vice President of Finance & Operations & CFO of Vermont Public Radio
Brian is responsible for the day-to-day administrative operations of the station, including finance, accounting, legal and human resources. He joined VPR in 2006. Previously, Donahue served as Chief Operations Officer for the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union, responsible for the functional oversight of more than 200 employees and $50 million in school budgets. He was instrumental in the early development of the Saint Michael College’s MOVE (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts) program, a national model for community service activities by college students. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Saint Michael’s College and a Masters of Business Administration from Concordia University.
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About Vermont Public Radio: Vermont Public Radio is a statewide public radio network in Vermont that offers news, information, and music.
Founder/ CFO/ COO of Platformz LLC
Founder/ CFO/ COO at Platformz LLC
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About Platformz LLC: Platformz is a hub for independent music and media that allows fans to stream from various sources and manage multiple streaming sites.
CFO of Taction Enterprises
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About Taction Enterprises: Music Technology – Midi Control – Capacitive Sensor technology.
CFO CrownPeak of Octiive
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About : Global Digital Music Distribution
CFO of Tunefly, Inc.
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About Tunefly, Inc.: Tunefly is a mobile app that connects musicians with fans and venues in their area, building thriving music scenes across the globe.
CFO of Scripturally Sound
Chief Financial Officer of Scripturally Sound
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About Scripturally Sound: enhancing the church worship experience by connecting scriptures to songs in one simple search
EVP/CFO of Q Raider Technologies
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About Q Raider Technologies: Q Raider transmits data through inaudible, ultrasonic sound waves, offering an alternative method for relaying data to mobile devices.
CFO of Rhymesayers Entertainment LLC
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About Rhymesayers Entertainment LLC: Independent hip hop record label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, founded in 1995.