June 23, 2016

Joe Conyers III Named 2016 Billboard Digital Power Player

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In an era of apps, online banking, and blockchain, core to Downtown is driving innovation in music technology. We're excited to share that our VP of Tech, Joe Conyers III is shaping the game for music publishing -- named as a 2016 Billboard Digital Power Player.

Here's what Billboard had to say:

For Downtown songwriters seeking to check their royalty payments or contact the company's client services team, there's now an app for that. The launch of the tool in January in the iOS App Store is an example of how Conyers, an avowed David Byrne fan, is shaping the future at the ­independent music publisher.

 

New online channels for music hold both potential and peril, he notes. "Video content is very quickly becoming my number one focus," he says, adding that big players like Facebook and Vine "are still reluctant to figure out this side of their business in scalable ways."

See Billboard's full 2016 list here.