Songtradr Names Alex Rigopulos and Priyanka Khimani to Board of Directors

Songtradr welcomes to its board of directors Alex Rigopulos, co-founder of Harmonix and the studio’s director at Epic Games, best known as the maker of “Fortnite,” and veteran music lawyer Priyanka Khimani, managing partner at Khimani Associates, as the B2B music company embarks on its next phase of growth and development.

Rigopulos brings a wealth of experience from his extensive career in the video game and entertainment industry. A co-founder of Harmonix, acquired by Epic Games in 2021, Rigopulos was instrumental in the development of “Guitar Hero,” “Rock Band,” and “Dance Central,” game-changers in the way music intersected with interactive entertainment.

Rigopulos’ “deep understanding of both music and technology will be invaluable as Songtradr continues to expand its global footprint,” reads a statement.

Meanwhile, Khimani is one of South Asia and MENA’s most influential music entertainment lawyers, her talents highlighted in Billboard’s 2023 Women In Music special. As managing partner at Khimani Associates, she has represented such clients as AR Rahman, AP Dhillon, Divine, Reservoir Media, Warner Music Group, Snap Inc and Netflix, and has been “a formidable advocate for intellectual property rights and creative talent,” reads a statement.

Khimani’s expertise in entertainment law and her commitment to protecting creative works “align perfectly with Songtradr’s mission to empower artists and rights holders worldwide,” the licensing platform’s statement continues.

Adds Paul Wiltshire, CEO of Songtradr, “Alex’s visionary approach to integrating music, technology, and video games, along with Priyanka’s extensive rights knowledge and dedication to the creative community, will provide strategic insights and strengthen our leadership as we continue to innovate and grow in the global music marketplace.”

These new appointments of Rigopulos and Khimani to the Songtradr board, where they join Lindsay Nahmiache, Helge Steffen, and Wiltshire, reaffirms its “commitment to leveraging top-tier expertise to drive forward its mission of powering the world with music,” the corporate statement continues.

Songtradr made headlines in September 2023 with the acquisition of Bandcamp, a crucial commerce platform for independent musicians, buying the business from Epic Games.

The plan, Wiltshire said at the time, was to “introduce the opportunity of licensing” to Bandcamp artists who are interested in seeding their music to various brands and platforms. “We think that alone is a really big piece, and we want to get that right,” Wiltshire added. “That will create a lot of opportunity for the independent market and the artists on there.”

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