SoundExchange announced the appointment of Paul Gills as Vice President of Publisher Services.
In this position, Gills will plan, lead, and implement the publishing operations shared services model across all SoundExchange companies and teams. This role will be instrumental in driving the strategic direction of the company’s publishing practice and overseeing its growth through key initiatives and business opportunities. Gills will report to SoundExchange Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Anjula Singh.
“There is no one more qualified to help us develop our publishing practice,” said Michael Huppe, President and Chief Executive Officer, SoundExchange. “Paul’s proven track record and subject-matter expertise are exactly what SoundExchange needs to expand its presence in the publishing space and develop solutions that benefit an even broader community of music creators.”
Before joining SoundExchange, Gills was Vice President of North American Administration for Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. At UMPG, he led the operational redesign, development, and implementation of core business systems, process re-engineering, and organizational change. Prior to UMPG, Gills spent more than 20 years at EMI Music Publishing, where he spearheaded the redesign of the company’s core publishing operations and played a pivotal role in the formation of the Central European Licensing and Administration Service, the world’s first multi-territory digital music licensing and administration body of its kind.
“SoundExchange is in a unique position to leverage its existing products and technologies to build a best-in-class publishing practice that will redefine industry standards,” said Gills. “I’m looking forward to leading that charge and advancing SoundExchange’s mission to move the music industry forward.”