29 May 2019, London: – Leading technology and services company, FUGA, have made two senior hires, Jason Reed and Kameil Sattar. Their recruitment marks a significant milestone as the distributor continues to go from strength to strength, rising from just 12 in 2014 to the 100 strong international company it is today.
Head of Digital at Domino Recording Co., Jason Reed will start at his new role as Head of Global Marketing and Promotions from 11th June, operating principally from FUGA’s London office. Jason has over a decade of experience driving digital strategy for the recordings business. For the last six years, he led digital strategy and partnerships for leading indie label Domino Recording Co., working on global campaigns for artists including Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip and The Last Shadow Puppets. Prior to Domino, Jason was Head of Digital at Ministry of Sound Recordings.
Meanwhile, Kameil Sattar joins FUGA’s London office with immediate effect as Regional Manager UK from her previous position as Head of Digital at Proper Music Group. Kameil has a well-established reputation in both the digital and distribution sectors following senior roles with pioneering download platform eMusic and leading indie label distributor Pinnacle Records.
Kameil’s addition brings FUGA’s UK office to four staff since opening last year. The team, based in Tileyard Studios, also includes Sarah Johnston (Client Services Account Manager) and Björn Sandberg (Promotions Manager), and is led by UK MD Dorothee Imhoff.
Commenting on his new position with FUGA’s global team, Jason Reed said “I’m delighted to be joining the team at FUGA, continuing on a mission of collaborating with independent labels and artists to navigate the ever-shifting digital landscape and reach new global audiences. I’m looking forward to leading their growing Marketing and Promotions team in offering tailored services, further building out opportunities for a diverse range of artists across digital platforms.”
Meanwhile, Kameil Sattar said. “Fostering independence and working with artists, labels, distributors – plus all those in-between – so they can realise their goals has been central to my working life. FUGA’s flexible offering and super teamwork makes this dream work and so I’m looking forward to continuing this ethos and contributing to the company’s growth in the UK.”
On the growing teams, FUGA CEO Pieter van Rijn said “We always aspire to offer the best technology and services backed by the best people and I look forward to welcoming the expertise and insight of Jason and Kameil. As we continue to grow as a company, FUGA will only improve as a hub of innovation and excellence for rightsholders.”
FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rights holders, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration alongside dynamic promotion and marketing.
At the company’s core is the FUGA platform, launched in 2008 in conjunction with leading music partners. Connected to over 260 digital service providers worldwide, FUGA’s platform manages 4.5 million tracks, with over 5 million deliveries every month.
FUGA are listed on the highest tier for both Spotifyand Apple’s preferred distributors: a Preferred Plus distributor and encoding house for Apple and preferred label distributor and recommended delivery platform for Spotify. FUGA are also an active contributor and member of the DDEX consortium for digital supply chain standards. FUGA are also partnered with the dotBlockchain Music Project (dotBC) as part of a coalition to spearhead development of a global blockchain ecosystem.
FUGA’s flexible platform enables clients to vary services across different DSPs so that they can develop catalogue management, distribution, marketing, licensing and royalty accounting activity as their needs evolve. They are the number one choice for some of the world’s top labels, management companies and distributors, including Epitaph Records, Ultra, Tommy Boy Entertainment, Curb, Mom + Pop, mtheory and Domino.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, FUGA also operates out of New York, London, Milan and Seoul.