eMusic Appoints Veteran Media Industry And Strategy Expert Adam Klein As President And CEO
NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2010 eMusic, the digital music club, today announced that it has appointed veteran media industry and strategy expert Adam Klein as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Klein has more than 20 years experience leading strategic, operational and organizational change with both established and technology-led media companies. His background includes work as a strategy and change management consultant as lead partner with Booz Allen Hamiltons media practice, with Boston Consulting Group and his own company, Klein & Co. He also has held executive roles at AskJeeves.com, as president and chief operating officer; Hasbro, Inc., as executive vice president and president of global marketing; VideoEgg, Inc., as president; EMI Music, as executive vice president of strategy and business development, including Digital P&L; MTV Networks, as executive advisor to the chairman and CEO; and South African Broadcasting Corporation, as executive advisor to the CEO. Currently Klein runs his own consultancy, Media Leader LLC, and is an adjunct professor at Columbia University Journalism School.
Klein will succeed current President and CEO Daniel Stein on August 23. Stein will retain his role as eMusic Chairman and continue to be substantially involved with the company as part of its management team. He also remains CEO of Dimensional Associates and President, JDS Capital.
Stein said, As eMusic continues to grow its business and provide the best online service for people who are passionate about music, Adams leadership in digital media and his successful track record as a business builder is custom-made to take on the CEO role. His decision to join eMusic speaks to his high regard for the platform we have worked so hard to create, and we are now poised to take the company to the next level together.
"What a great opportunity eMusic represents! It is a well-established platform ready for its next chapter of value and service to its members. I am excited to be a part of eMusics ongoing evolution," said Klein.
eMusic (www.emusic.com) (www.emusic.com) is a digital music club. With a more immersive, authentic music experience and better prices than mass market digital music retailers, it is the best way for music lovers and casual music fans to expand their music collection. eMusic combines award-winning editorial, a state-of-the-art recommendations system, and social media features to provide the most musical context for an enthusiastic community of music fans, record labels, and artists alike. Customers are encouraged to explore music with subscription pricing that rewards discovery at a better value than any legal competitor. eMusic also sells downloadable audio books from all major audio book publishers. Based in New York with an office in London, eMusic is available in the U.S., Canada, the E.U., Norway and Switzerland. eMusic.com Inc. is owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc.
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