BandLab has been announcing a slew of news to the public recently after its initial announcement acquiring a 49% stake of the Rolling Stone publishing arm. Today, it launches a free online integrated mastering tool to allow musicians to create radio-ready tracks and also announces the appointment of three executives in its strategic leadership team.
The new appointees are William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia of Forbes Media and President & Publisher of Forbes Asia, as Senior Advisor, Ivan Chen as Group COO and Thomas Callahan, former CFO of Forbes media, as Group CFO.
“As our team expands and revenue streams grow internationally across our different verticals, I believe it is essential to match our team’s passion and drive with access to tremendous experience,” says Kuok.
William Adamopoulos is also the CEO/Asia of Forbes Media and President & Publisher of Forbes Asia. He previously was the Publisher and Managing Director of The Asian Wall Street Journal, and the President of Dow Jones Publishing Company (Asia).
Ivan Chen, previously with multi-strategy fund Seatown Holdings and Singapore’s Temasek, has taken on the mantle of Group Chief Operating Officer to oversee operations and drive efficiency and integration across BandLab Technologies.
Veteran financial expert Thomas Callahan joined BandLab as Group Chief Financial Officer in August 2016. Callahan has a distinguished financial track record, including 15 years at Forbes Media, culminating in a three-year tenure as CFO. He is responsible for leading BandLab Technologies’worldwide finance and strategy, corporate development and compliance.
“With his global reach and business acumen, Will Adamopoulos has been a key advisor to me as our group has grown over the last 18 months, and I’m proud to welcome him on board in an official capacity. Likewise, Tom Callahan’s expertise has been instrumental in supporting Ivan and me in key deals completed this year, and some that we have yet to announce.”
Offering another free and unlimited use of a cloud mastering service. Integrated throughout the workflow and complementing BandLab’s Mix Editor, the platform’s cross-platform DAW, creators now can polish their music with enhanced dynamics and spectral quality.
BandLab’s new online mastering service is the first such tool with free unlimited use and is compatible with all major music formats. The new feature is also integrated across the entire existing BandLab creative workflow so that creators can share final mastered tracks across the BandLab social music platform or download their finished works as high-quality versions for distribution to other services.