Arts+Labs Innovation Central Podcast – Michael Huppe of SoundExchange, Part 1
Chris Castle Talks with Michael Huppe of SoundExhange
Michael Huppe is responsible for the strategic direction of SoundExchange, the nonprofit organization that collects digital music royalties paid by internet radio, satellite radio and other digital media services on behalf of recording artists and record labels. SoundExchange represents one the music industry’s fastest growing segments including more than 48,000 payable performer accounts and over20,000 rights owners and label accounts.
Michael has devoted the past 12 years of his career to protecting the value of music. Prior to being appointed to SoundExchange’s top position in 2011, he most recently served as organization’s executive vice president and general counsel.
Michael holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a JD from Harvard Law School. He is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. His optimism helped to place SoundExchange among Forbes Magazine’s “Top Names You Need to Know for 2011.”