Digital Music Group Announces Management ChangesDecember 29, 2006
Digital Music Group, Inc., a content owner and global leader in the digital distribution of independently owned music and video catalogs, announced that Anders Brown, Chief Operating Officer, and Richard Rees, Vice President of Business Development, have resigned their respective positions.
Mr. Brown has expressed a desire to pursue opportunities closer to his home and family in Seattle, Washington, and will remain active in his position through March 31, 2007, in order to ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities. Mr. Rees, based in Austin, Texas, has resigned, effective December 31, 2006, to join an Austin-based investment firm. Mitchell Koulouris, DMGI’s Chief Executive Officer, will continue to lead content acquisition activities, and others within DMGI’s business development department will assume Mr. Rees’ responsibilities.
“I am very thankful to have had these two friends, Anders and Richard, as part of the hardworking and creative team that took DMGI from a concept to the public company it is today,” said founder and CEO of DMGI, Mitchell Koulouris. “They have been instrumental in positioning DMGI as a leader in the ownership and distribution of digital media, and we wish them success in their future pursuits.”
Mr. Koulouris added, “Leadership changes like this are not uncommon for fast growing companies with entrepreneurial roots. We will make an announcement concerning our revised management structure at an appropriate time during the first quarter of 2007.”
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is a content owner and global leader in the digital distribution of independently owned music, TV, film and video catalogs. DMGI acquires the digital rights to media catalogs and digitally encodes them into multiple formats for distribution to online music, mobile, and video stores. Their retailers include: the iTunes Music Store, Google Video, RealNetworks, Napster, Wal-Mart Music, Yahoo! Music, InfoSpace, Moderati, Zingy, 9Squared, and many others.