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Merlin announces New York office and US GM

By | Published on Friday 17 October 2014


Merlin, the global digital rights agency that reps indie labels and distribution firms both great and usually good, has announced the launch next month of a new New York office to be manned by Jim Mahoney, formerly of the American Association Of Independent Music, who becomes General Manager US for the digital rights group.

A third of Merlin’s global business comes from its US members, and the new office and appointment will enable the Amsterdam and London-based group to step up its activities in the country, and fully capitalise on things like its recent alliance with Pandora.

Said Merlin chief Charles Caldas: “Merlin prides itself on being a truly global operation, so to open a permanent office in the world’s largest music market was a logical step – especially as we aim to break new ground for independent labels, such as our recently announced partnership with Pandora”.

On Mahoney’s appointment, he went on: “We are also delighted to welcome Jim Mahoney to the organisation. As well as a hugely experienced executive, Jim is widely-respected figure among the independent community and is uniquely placed to support our US members and bring additional value to their business”.