SoundCloud hires former Warner Music Group VP as new VP of Business Development and Strategy
A company that has been dodging bullets around music headlines lately is further stapling the notion that indeed, change is coming. SoundCloud, the brand in question, is welcoming Stephen Bryan as their new Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. Bryan joins the Berlin-based platform with 17 years of experience as Warner Music Group’s Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development under his belt, along with obvious links to WMG’s own digital development.
Interestingly enough, it seems as though Bryan’s ties with WMG won’t be severed completely just yet, as SoundCloud prepares to exchange stake for licensing freedom with three major labels including Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner. In regards to his career change, Bryan told Billboard, “I’ve always felt a deep passion to navigate this incredible transition to digital platforms. I think that change will accelerate in the near future, and a company like SoundCloud enables me to continue that.”