October 13th, 2011
Playing musical board members: Portland’s Rumblefish taps former Pandora board member
Rumblefish continues to reinvigorate its business—and its prominence in the music space.
Now, that effort has attracted someone with a great deal of experience in the realm of licensing and sharing music. Harry DeMott has joined its Board of Directors.
Harry comes to the Board seat after a long stint on the Board of music juggernaut, Pandora, which recently completed a successful IPO. Now, Rumblefish is hoping to turn his talents into guidance that will keep the company’s positive resurgence going.
“By tapping Harry for his creative business insight and extensive experience, we have access to one of the brightest minds in new media,” said Rumblefish founder and CEO, Paul Anthony, in a press release. “It’s a testament to the technology and services we provide that DeMott has joined the Rumblefish team and we are thrilled to have him.”
Rumblefish is a pioneer in music licensing and has been a trusted provider of music for top TV shows, films, ad agencies and video games for over a decade. The company has always made artists and labels its priority, and has paid millions in royalties to its members for the licensed use of their music. Rumblefish launched the Music Licensing Store in 2006, dubbed “an iTunes for Corporate America” (CNBC). It was the world’s first online resource for 100 percent copyright-cleared music for businesses. In 2008 the company struck a landmark licensing deal with YouTube and in the summer of 2010 deepened that relationship with the launch of Friendly Music, a website where consumers can license soundtracks. The company now boasts the world’s largest music catalog for social media and diverse clientele including Animoto, Virtual Active, Amazon Studios, Kaiser Permanente and Google among others.