Paul Brown is an experienced music and digital media business executive and music lawyer with over 12 years spent working in music and digital media, entertainment and commercial law, corporate finance and venture capital.
A seasoned deal maker and business strategist within the international media industry, Paul has quickly risen to occupy senior management positions in major businesses and successful start up companies ranging from UBS Warburg, Sony BMG Music and Pandora Media Inc where he was Managing Director, International for the US internet radio service. He is also a board director of an exciting new music start up called Slicethepie.com. Most recently he was SVP of strategic partnerships at Spotify.
His areas of expertise are business development; deal origination, structuring and negotiation; p&l management; strategy; media law; M&A and corporate law; media and technology; online and mobile distribution; UK and European music industry; investor relations and fundraising.
Paulâ€™s network spans both traditional and new media, from major record companies and broadcasters, established media businesses and technology companies to digital media startups, independent labels, talent management, entrepreneurs, VCs and law firms.
|Dec 31, 2010||TechCrunch - Why Is This News – Live NYE Spotify US Launch Countdown Edition!|
|Aug 19, 2010||Fast Company - iFive: Gulf Still Oily, Illinois Legislates for Solar, the Mega-Range EV, RIM Wants Mobile Ad Network, Spotify Chief's New Home|
|Aug 18, 2010||TechCrunch - Former Spotify SVP Paul Brown lands COO gig at research software startup Mendeley|
|Aug 18, 2010||Gigaom - Spotify’s Brown Is COO At Academic Network Mendeley|
|Aug 16, 2010||Fast Company - The Talent Drains From Spotify: Maybe They Know Something We Don't|
|Aug 16, 2010||TechCrunch - Spotify SVP Paul Brown leaves for new startup|
|May 6, 2010||TechCrunch - Spotify to launch in Netherlands on May 18, says Dutch media|
|Apr 27, 2010||Gigaom - Spotify Targets iTunes, All-Comers With Social And MP3 Features|