Seeker Music, the brand new music rights and publishing firm headed up by hit songwriter Evan Bogart, has employed Jennifer Blakeman as Chief Rights & Royalties Officer.
At Seeker, she is going to lead and oversee the growth of their rights administration, administration, and royalty platforms.
In line with Seeker, Blakeman’s profession started within the 80s “as a university pupil aiming for a profession as a session keyboardist”. After coming to the eye of Eddie Van Halen who enlisted her to “create a signature keyboard sound” for him, she spent a number of years working with him on a number of initiatives.
After her recording profession (which additionally included time on the street performing with artists like Billy Idol), she served as an govt at firms together with Atlantic Information and Common Music Publishing, the place she was liable for the publishing of artists together with Justin Timberlake, T-Ache, and Linkin Park.
She joins Seeker from her earlier position as President and CCO of the boutique music writer one77 Music.
Blakeman can also be presently an adjunct professor of music publishing at NYU, and serves as a member on the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy, alongside Seeker Music CEO, and chart-topping songwriter, Evan Bogart.
Together with Bogart, Blakeman joins an govt staff composed of Seeker CFO Jennifer Scher, COO Rob Guthrie, Head of Inventive Steven Melrose, and Board Chairman, John Smith (representing key traders M&G).
Her appointment comes two weeks after Seeker acquired the complete masters and publishing catalog of Grammy-winning American singer-songwriter Christopher Cross.
In January, Seeker Music acquired of the catalogs of pop songwriters John Ryan and Jon Bellion.
“As a musician and songwriter myself, I’ve at all times advocated for the creators throughout the trade. That sense of ‘songwriters come first’ is what drew me to Seeker.”
Blakeman mentioned: “As a musician and songwriter myself, I’ve at all times advocated for the creators throughout the trade.
“That sense of ‘songwriters come first’ is what drew me to Seeker, and I’m excited to proceed advocating for and ensuring that songwriters get their justifiable share on this new position.”
“Jennifer is a rockstar within the music publishing world.”
Bogart added: “Jennifer is a rockstar within the music publishing world. She actually cares about, and advocates for, songwriters, artists and their music in a manner that I believe you possibly can solely actually perceive in the event you’ve been a songwriter or artist your self. Her huge expertise engaged on each the artistic and administrative aspect of the enterprise aligns with the creator-first, creator-led imaginative and prescient that we’ve constructed Seeker on since day one. I’ve wished to work together with her for a very long time so I’m thrilled that point has come.”
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