Industry Veterans Add Invaluable Expertise to Address UGC Market Opportunities

Los Gatos, Calif. (Dec. 11, 2019) – Audible Magic, the leader in content identification solutions, announced it has augmented its leadership team with individuals with extensive experience in licensing and monetization of copyrighted audio and video content. As a trusted vendor in the industry, Audible Magic is committed to providing services which benefit both UGC platforms and rights holders. The company has been developing programs to enable the licensing and monetization of UGC content on social media platforms.

The additions include David King, strategic advisor; J. Gibson, senior director of Content Operations and Rights Administrations; and Kuni Takahashi, vice president of Account Services and Sales.

“Our mission to accelerate the distribution and monetization of copyrighted content for social media is enhanced through the vast knowledge of our world-class leadership team,” said Vance Ikezoye, president and chief executive officer of Audible Magic. “We are extremely proud to add David, J. and Kuni to our team as they enhance our ability to navigate the complexities of the media industry on behalf of our clients.”

King served as a group product manager at Google and is well recognized for creating YouTube’s Content ID platform, allowing YouTube to license and monetize UGC at scale. King began working in online media as part of the founding team that created the Rhapsody Music service where he was responsible for managing label relationships and building the first highly scaled online music catalog. He has also held positions at OD2, SESAC, and a variety of other media platforms. He has worked at the forefront of online media, innovating on products that underpin the migration of content to on demand streaming platforms.

Gibson was the senior director of content operations at Dubset Media Holdings where he directed and built teams to support content operations, rights administration, editorial management and other functions. He was previously the head of content strategy at Rumblefish where he created digital strategies and offerings for rights management and royalty collection opportunities.

Takahashi was a senior member of the business development team for Rumblefish/HFA, a subsidiary of SESAC. He has also served as an investment banker driving significant music industry deals, such as Google’s acquisition of RightsFlow and SESAC’s acquisition of Rumblefish.

About Audible Magic
For more than 20 years, Audible Magic has innovated solutions to identify content, manage rights, and monetize media. Audible Magic’s Emmy-winning automatic content recognition (ACR) technology powers billions of transactions monthly. The Silicon Valley pioneer is the trusted intermediary among rights holders (including labels, studios, distributors, publishers, and collectives) and major platforms.

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