Music Industry News Network [02-05-2014]

YouTube’s Fred Beteille Joins Music Business Association Board Of Directors


February 5, 2014 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz), formerly NARM and, has added Fred Beteille, Product Manager at YouTube, to its Board of Directors. This addition expands the Music Biz Board to 19 members representing different parts of the spectrum of music commerce, including physical and digital as well as content companies.

“In his role at YouTube, Fred is at the forefront of digital music and the increasingly complex business models that are continuing to shape it,” said James Donio, President of Music Biz. “His expertise in royalties, rights management, technology, business development, and more will make him a valuable member not only of our board but also of the larger conversation about making the future of our industry as beneficial as possible to all parties.”

“YouTube and Music Biz share many common interests, including making sure that artists, labels, and distributors are all on the same page with the latest advances in technology, rights management, and new business models,” said Beteille. “I’m looking forward to continuing my work on these issues with Music Biz and digging into them with the other board members.”

As a Product Manager at YouTube, Beteille helps spearhead music and rights management products and initiatives. Prior to joining YouTube, he was Senior Vice-President of Operations and Technology at the Google-acquired RightsFlow, overseeing the company’s licensing and royalty administration functions and technologies. Earlier in his career, he held the positions of Senior Director, Strategic Technology and Director of Business Affairs at The Harry Fox Agency (HFA), where he helped lead business development efforts and architect rights administration platforms. During his tenure, HFA developed and refined its technological trajectory, resulting in HFA being recognized as one of Information Week’s Top 500 Relentless Innovators for 2009 and 2010. Beteille is also an accomplished musician and songwriter and holds a degree in Music Business Management from New York University.

Music Biz’s Board of Directors also includes:

Rachelle Friedman
J&R Music and Computer World

Brett Muhle
Vice Chairman

John Trickett

Len Cosimano

Christina Calio

Glenn Dicker
Redeye Incorporated

Mike Fratt

Steve Harkins
Baker & Taylor

Anthony Montenegro

Brad Navin
The Orchard

Bruce Ogilvie
Super D/Alliance Entertainment

Dilyn Radakovitz
Dimple Records

Ryan Redington

Steve Savoca

Matt Signore
Warner Music Group

Darren Stupak
Sony Music Entertainment

Jim Urie
Universal Music Group Distribution

Dave Zierler
Ingrooves Music Group

About the Music Business Association
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) is a membership organization that advances and promotes music commerce — a community committed to the full spectrum of monetization models in the industry. It provides common ground by offering thought leadership, resources and unparalleled networking opportunities, all geared to the specific needs of its membership. By leveraging the legacy of the former National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and its hub for digital initiatives,, Music Biz brings a unique perspective and valuable insight into the trends and changes that innovation brings. Today, we put our collective experience to work across all delivery models: physical, digital, mobile and more. Music Biz and its members are committed to building the future of music commerce — together.

Media Contacts
Laurie Jakobsen, Jaybird Communications —, 646.484.6764
Nicole Hennessey, Music Biz —, 856.313.5532


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