Tag: rob wells
Music Ally Report 399 – In Review
Here you go guys! The last report of the year is an interview special, where we pick the brains of senior industry executives, artists, lawyers and investors on the key themes of this year, and what they mean for 2017. Rob...
December 22, 2016
Rob Wells: ‘Google are apathetic to all content, not just music’
“Without sounding like a smug bastard, it kinda vindicates a lot of what we did in the early days in pioneering some of these deals…” Rob Wells, former president of Universal Music Group’s global digital business,...
December 21, 2016
Anatomy of a catastrophe: the fall of Crowdmix
A plastic cow sits on a desk in an Old Street office. “I press this,” said the co-founder of the biggest UK music/tech disaster in living memory, hitting the synthetic bovine’s head so it emitted a loud...
August 5, 2016
Rob Wells joins musical social network Crowdmix
Former Universal Music digital boss Rob Wells has returned to gainful employment, taking up a post with music-focused social network Crowdmix as global chief commercial officer and CEO, Americas. It will see him heading...
October 5, 2015
Rob Wells: ‘There’s a lack of transparency in the entire industry’ (interview)
“The way I see it, there’s a number of hurdles. Firstly, you’ve got to start collecting the information, then you’ve got to collate and make sense of it. Then you need a team of people that can actually interpret...
June 16, 2015
Rob Wells out of Universal Music Group
Big changes are afoot in UMG’s digital business, with news yesterday that its president of global digital business Rob Wells is leaving the company. Wells has been at Universal since 2000, but took up his global role in...
February 26, 2015
GroupM study encourages brands to embrace ‘Live Music 2.0’
Yes, “Live Music 2.0” is a horrible phrase that’s best left well alone. But global agency GroupM’s entertainment and sports division’s new report about the interaction between brands and live music has more useful...
February 4, 2015
MusicQubed raising £20m as O2 Tracks reaches 300k subscribers
British digital music startup MusicQubed is looking to raise another £20m in investment as it prepares to expand its business to the US and Latin America. That’s according to the Financial Times, which notes that the...
June 28, 2014
Rob Wells appointed to UMG’s executive board
Universal Music Group has announced that its digital boss Rob Wells will now serve on its executive board too.
May 22, 2013
Pandora, we really do have an artists problem
An open letter, signed by 125 music artists has criticised Pandora's campaign to cut its royalty payments in blunt terms.
November 15, 2012
UMG’s Francis Keeling promoted to global head of digital
Universal Music Group's Francis Keeling is moving up in the world: he's just been named as the label's global head of digital business, a promotion from his existing role as VP of digital at Universal Music Group International.
March 7, 2012