CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux Knows What it Means to Do It Yourself
When Tracy Maddux—a passionate fan of live music—joined CD Baby, he decided he needed to see a show by each of the new employees he worked with. Nearly everyone at CD Baby plays music. It meant ...
June 23, 2015 – New York, NY – Revelator, a cloud-based platform that provides an end-to-end sales and marketing intelligence service, has entered into a long-term partnership with CD Baby to provide immediate access to the Revelator platform for select CD Baby customers. Revelator’s analytics tools will also be integrated into the CD Baby dashboard.
“CD Baby is an invaluable service to independent artists and record labels, and we at Revelator are excited to partner with them to bring more actionable insights and efficiency to their customers,” said Bruno Guez, Founder and CEO of Revelator. “Indie companies and artists need a comprehensive solution to unify their sales and marketing data so they can make informed decisions for their business. By working together, we can provide much more value for CD Baby users, ensuring that they always have autonomy, control, and access of their data, and the tools to succeed in running a music business in today’s increasingly complex digital landscape.”
“CD Baby artists know that the music industry is a business and are always looking for the best tools available to help them further their careers,” said Tracy Maddux, CEO of CD Baby. “We’ve been impressed by Revelator’s ability to provide an all-in-one data solution and are looking forward to integrating their technology into the CD Baby platform.”
Revelator is further expanding their client base through talks with a number of other large independent distributors regarding custom or integrated solutions as well as co-branding opportunities. The company continues to welcome new, high-profile independent labels and expand its roster of artist clients.
For more information or to sign up for Revelator, visit www.revelator.com. Ollie Buckwell, Revelator’s Global Head of Business Development, will also be in New York this week during the New Music Seminar and A2iM’s Indie Week events.
About CD Baby
CD Baby is one of the largest distributors of independent music on the planet, home to more than 400,000 artists. The CD Baby catalog makes up an estimated 17 per cent of iTunes track offerings. With a one-stop professional dashboard allowing indie musicians to manage their royalties and licensing, CD Baby has become the go-to partner for many icons in the new music industry. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and Macklemore had their start on CD Baby, while others like Ingrid Michaelson and Gregory Alan Isakov have maintained independent and highly successful careers. Greg Brown, Willis Earl Beale, and Grant Lee Phillips are among musicians who’ve dropped the old label system and turned to CD Baby to strike out on their own.
Revelator is a leading cloud-based provider of sales and marketing intelligence for independent music businesses. Established in 2013 to bring affordable enterprise-level tools to distributors, labels, artists, and managers worldwide, Revelator solves today’s music business challenges by integrating sales, marketing, reporting, and analytics into an all-in-one multi-platform solution to provide unprecedented transparency, simplicity, and efficiency to the industry, saving customers both time and money.
To learn more, please visit www.revelator.com and follow Revelator on Twitter at @GetRevelator
The Revelator Team
Bruno Guez, Founder & CEO
Founder of Quango Music Group and former Creative Director, Music for Cirque Du Soleil, Bruno is a music industry veteran with over 20 years of experience working with international artists and global brands. His area of expertise includes Digital Media, Branded Entertainment, IP & Content Licensing, Digital Music Distribution, Publishing, and Strategic Marketing.
Ollie Buckwell, Global Head of Business Development
Digital music pioneer with over 20 years experience. Ollie founded Dorado Records and held positions with CDuctive, eMusic, and UMG as Head of Global Digital Marketing, prior to leading EMI’s digital business development and marketing for the Latin America Region. Ollie also worked with Tribal Brands and Verizon Wireless on their music services, sponsorships, and licensing initiatives until joining Revelator at the beginning of 2015.
Chris Blackwell, Advisor
Founder of Island Records and a legendary music producer with over five decades of production credits, Chris is universally recognized as the person who brought Jamaican music to an international audience, forging the careers of Bob Marley as well as many other high profile rock acts, including U2.
Rob Wells, Advisor
Rob is a leader in the digital music space. Over the last 15 years, he built Universal Music Group’s digital business from its infancy into a global leader. Most recently, as President of Global Digital Business, he held responsibility for digital strategy, licensing deals, and investments. Rob initiated UMG’s Artist Portal program.
Tom Ryan, Advisor
Former SVP Digital Strategy and Development at EMI, Co-Founder and CEO of Pluto TV, Board Member at Smule, and Founder of CDuctive, Tom brings extensive experience at the intersection of media/entertainment, commerce, and technology. Tom was also CEO of Threadless and EIR at Bessemer Venture Partners.
Omri Dolev, Advisor
Seasoned digital media and marketing executive with hands-on experience in social media, mobile development, corporate planning and financing. Co-Founder of Lev Group Media - Warner Music Israel and a digital investment boutique, Omri brings years of knowledge and experience of corporate business development as a CEO and founder of many companies.
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