For a second year in a row, we're proud to share that Downtown VP of Tech, Joe Conyers III has been named a Billboard Digital Power Player, a chosen top executive guiding the future of music and tech. Along with leading digital partnerships at Downtown, Joe is the General Manager of our technology platform, Songtrust, which powers global royalty collection from over 100 countries and more than 20,000 unique income sources worldwide.
In era where streaming is overtaking sales as the leading source of revenue for the industry, Downtown and Songtrust are focused on building solutions that come with the challenges of this change. Billboard sheds light on the work Joe has been leading at our company in shaping the music business for a new era:
Songtrust, a division of Downtown Music Publishing, provides royalty collection services for companies like the Orchard and CD Baby, as well as some 15,000 publishers and more than 100,000 composers. And those writers need not be signed to Downtown. "We help those 100,000 folks access the same kind of royalty collection that a Downtown client gets," says Conyers, a resident of South Williamsburg, Brooklyn ("the center of the universe," he quips). A relaunch of Songtrust earlier this year gave the service even greater functionality for clients in more than 50 major music markets worldwide.
See Billboard's full list if 2017 Digital Power Players here.