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Ethan Kaplan joins Gracenote

By | Published on Thursday 26 March 2015


Gracenote has hired Ethan Kaplan as its new Senior Vice President and General Manager Of Music. He was previously a key exec at Live Nation Labs, which closed earlier this year.

Announcing the news, Kaplan said: “Gracenote is a music technology pioneer and has been on the forefront of the digital music revolution since the very beginning. While the music industry has come a long way, there’s still a great divide between the music and tech industries. Gracenote sits in the centre of that divide and has an enormous opportunity to play a lead role in how tech companies leverage music to drive product innovation. This is what excites me”.

Gracenote CEO John Batter added: “Ethan’s curiosity and passion for technology and deep understanding of the music industry makes him best to lead our customers into the next evolution of music innovation. I’m confident that he has the music and technology chops to expand our global footprint, innovate next generation products across recorded and live music, and continue to take our products and services to the masses”.

Batter himself joined the company last August, following the company’s purchase by media firm Tribune six months earlier.