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Digital Stores founder joins Music Glue

By | Published on Tuesday 25 October 2016

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Direct-to-fan company Music Glue has hired Digital Stores founder Russel Coultart to be its Global Head Of Business Development.

Through Digital Stores, a business that began its life in 1997 as, Coultart was an early player in providing e-commerce solutions for artists and independents in an era when terms like ‘e-commerce’ sounded all modern and futuristic. His business was acquired by EMI in 2010 and he became direct-to-consumer chief for the major as part of that deal, then subsequently being appointed Global Head Of E-Commerce at Universal after it bought the EMI record company in 2012.

Confirming his new hire, Music Glue CEO Mark Meharry told reporters: “When our paths crossed several months ago we instantly hit it off; which makes sense considering the time we have both operated in the same space. What I hadn’t considered is that not only do Russel and I share the exact same vision for future of music retail, but also share an aligned moral compass”.

He added: “Russel brings to Music Glue skills, knowledge and experience rarely found in the industry and I consider his confidence in us as a genuine compliment. At Music Glue we have known for some time that our platform is a game changer; the addition of Russel will help take us to the next level”.

Coultart, meanwhile, added: “I’m excited by the vision, the innovation and the ambition of Mark and his team to offer artists and their fans the best experience possible. Music Glue have built a fantastic and truly global technology platform, purpose built for today’s and the future music industry. It’s by far the best music e-commerce platform I’ve seen”.