MusicDish e-Journal - February 22, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Management Changes At MakeMusic
By Mi2N
(more articles from this author)
2006-11-19
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

MakeMusic, Inc. announced that John Paulson, the current president of the company, will immediately assume the responsibilities of CEO. Ron Raup, previously the company's chief marketing officer, will become president and COO and also will become a director on the company's board of directors. Jeff Koch, a current member of the board of directors and an investor in the company, will become chairman of the board.

Bill Wolff, previously the company's chairman and CEO, has left the company to pursue other interests. The company thanks him for his many contributions and wishes him well in his new endeavors.

John Paulson founded the company in 1990 and served as its CEO until 2000, when the company merged with the French Internet company Net4Music, Inc. Before that, he was founder and CEO of Springboard Software, Inc. Educated as a music teacher with an M.A. in Music Education from Eastman, he taught in the public schools for nine years. In addition to serving on the Global Economic Summit of the Music Products Industry and a variety of music industry and music education task forces, he has served on the boards of the International Association of Music Merchants, the Wenger Corporation, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the American Composers Forum. In 2002, he received the Golden Clef Award from the Berklee College of Music in recognition of his lifetime commitment to music education and he is currently a member of Eastman's Kaufman Advisors Group.

Ron Raup originally joined the company in 1995 and served as its president and COO as well as a director. He left the company upon the merger with Net4Music to become COO of the Brook Mays Music Company, the largest full-line music retailer in North America. Raup rejoined the company as chief marketing officer in September 2005. A veteran marketing executive of the music products industry, he has served as senior vice president of Yamaha Corporation of America and was a director on its board of directors. Raup is recognized as an industry leader and has served on the Global Economic Summit of the Music Products Industry, a variety of music industry and music education task forces and the board of the International Association of Music Merchants.

Jeff Koch joined the company's board in 2006. Koch is the CEO of LaunchEquity Partners, LLC, a firm that specializes in investing in early stage companies with high growth potential in both the public and private markets. Prior to founding LaunchEquity Partners, Mr. Koch was a partner and the co-head of the High Yield Bond business at Metropolitan West Asset Management from 2003 to 2004. From 1989 to 2002, Mr. Koch was a partner and held the position of portfolio manager of various fixed income portfolios for Strong Capital Management, the most recent being the head of the High Yield Bond business from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Koch received a B.S. from the University of Minnesota, Morris, in 1987 and an MBA from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis in 1989. Mr. Koch is also a chartered financial analyst.

"I am excited to be working with the talented management team at MakeMusic," stated MakeMusic Chairman Jeff Koch. "MakeMusic has a tremendous opportunity in music education and is poised to deliver solid growth with its industry-leading products. I believe that MakeMusic is well positioned to realize its potential with a strong management team and I look forward to the challenges that lay in front of us."

Related News from Mi2N:
» Management Changes At MakeMusic


Home » News Beat » Management Changes At MakeMusic
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=11440
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

News Beat

» ICE and Facebook Reach Multi-Territory Music Licensing Agreement

» B-Reel Named Top 10 Most Innovative Company in Music by Fast Company

» VNUE Inc. To Acquire Music Rights Startup Soundstr

» Viberate & Imogen Heap Strive To Give Equal Opportunity To Every Artist

» Mixcloud Taps Gracenote for Advanced Music Recognition

News Beat Directory



» [2018-02-21] Briony Turner And Alec Boateng Promoted To Co-Heads Of A&R, Atlantic Records UK; Turner And Boateng Will Oversee The Atlantic A&R Team, Joint Projects, As Well As Maintaining Their Own Artist Rosters

» [2018-02-21] ICE And Facebook Reach Multi-Territory Music Licensing Agreement; New Deal Will See Songwriters And Composers Remunerated

» [2018-02-20] B-Reel Named Top 10 Most Innovative Company In Music By Fast Company; Global Creative Agency Receives Honor For Its Award-Winning Gorillaz Campaign

» [2018-02-18] YG PLUS And Gracenote To Bring K-POP To Fans Around The World; Gracenote And YG PLUS To Make All K-POP Music More Searchable And Discoverable On Global And Regional Streaming Music Platforms And Services

» [2018-02-17] VNUE Inc. To Acquire Music Rights Startup Soundstr; VNUE Acquisition Aims To Ensure A Fairer Royalty System

» [2018-02-17] Is Podcasting The New Radio?; 25% Of Surveyed Americans Say They've Listened To A Podcast In The Past Month, Up From Less Than 10% In 2008

» [2018-02-01] Insomniac Announces Inaugural Electric Daisy Carnival China Set To Debut In Shanghai; China Marks EDC's Second Location On The Asian Continent

» [2018-02-01] Viberate & Imogen Heap Strive To Give Equal Opportunity To Every Artist; Heap's Main Role In Viberate's Advisory Team Will Be To Help Further Guide Us Toward A Second To None Service For The Live Music Segment

» [2018-01-22] Italian Independent Music Collective Fil1993 Group Signs With MusicDish*China; MusicDish*China Will Be Developing Their Online Presence And Social Media In China As Well As Releasing Their Catalogue To Chinese Streaming Music Services

» [2017-12-25] MusicDish*China Presents 'Savage Guitarist' Todd Clouser In Beijing; As Part Of His #YouTheBrave Asia Tour That Includes 8 Shows Across Japan, Todd Will Be Giving Solo Shows At Laifu Livehouse On 12/27 And Temple Bar On 12/28

» [2017-12-20] Mixcloud Taps Gracenote For Advanced Music Recognition; Next-generation Audio Fingerprinting Helps Mixcloud Identify And Catalog Copyrighted Music Within User-generated Content

» [2017-12-18] Copyright Royalty Board Increases Sirius XM Royalty Rate; Judges Announce Royalty Rates And Terms For Satellite Audio Radio Services (SDARS) And Preexisting Subscription Services
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Hybrid Studios Hosts Annual NAMM Afterparty

High Definition Music Card - The New Way To Experience Music!

DEATH BY MISADVENTURE, New True Mystery Podcast Launches 31st January 2018

Music And Kids Joins Forces With Carnie Wilson, With Plans To Provide One-on-One After-School Music Education To Thousands Of Middle And High School Students

Don Dawil's Valentine's Day Debut Latin Single "Necesito Verte"

Taking Applications - The 23rd Annual USA Songwriting Competition

The International Music Consulting Firm GINGIO Hosts Events At NAMM And Grammy Weeks



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships