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Rdio Taps VP of Global Music Publishing

Iain Morris will fill the position

Global music streaming service Rdio has named Iain Morris as its vice president of Global Music Publishing. Morris will be based in the U.K. and joins the recently expanded team in London and will report directly to Jim Rondinelli, SVP, head of Content Licensing and Catalog at Rdio.

In his new role, Morris will be responsible for leading discussions and negotiations with music publishers and collection societies.

Prior to joining Rdio, Morris was head of digital, EMEA at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, leading the company’s licensure discussions with E.U. and global streaming music services.

“Some of the most challenging issues facing the music industry today revolve around striking a fair and equitable balance between songwriters, publishers, performing rights societies and streaming music services,” said Rondinelli. “Iain uniquely understands the needs of all of the stakeholders seeking to create a sustainable business model for the future of the music industry. I’m excited for what we will be able to accomplish together as we expand the company’s global presence.”