ASCAP Veteran DeDe Burns Joins Royalty Exchange as Director of Strategic Services

New position created to support and advocate for songwriters and other rightsholders.
January 11, 2018

DENVER (Jan. 11, 2018) — Royalty Exchange, the world’s largest online marketplace for royalties, is thrilled to bring DeDe Burns into the company in the newly created position of Director of Strategic Services.

Based in the Denver headquarters, Burns will play a key role in developing Royalty Exchange’s account management and customer service programs, as well as artist and industry relations efforts. She comes to the company after a long history in membership services and strategic operations at performing rights organization ASCAP, culminating in the position of VP of Global Member and Society Services.

In more than 10 years at ASCAP, Burns modernized key areas of the organization’s distribution system, market research activities, and developed additional value-added membership services. Early in her career, she also served as a copyright administrator at Warner/Chappell Music Publishing. She is a former board member of the California Copyright Conference and member of the Association of Independent Music Publishers and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

“Royalty Exchange is changing the game by financially empowering songwriters and other creators in the music industry, and it’s an effort I’m honored to join,” Burns said. “I’m looking forward to continuing my mission of supporting songwriters in this new capacity.”

“We’re super lucky to have such an experienced and committed individual like DeDe joining us here at Royalty Exchange,” said CEO Matthew Smith, “but the real winners here are all the songwriters and other creators we work with, who will directly benefit from her involvement.”

About Royalty Exchange
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