● Craig May joins as Global Head of Streaming & Marketing Services
● Manan Vohra appointed as Global Head of Technology and Product
● Rob Webb comes on board as Head of Product
3 September 2020, Amsterdam – Leading music distribution company, FUGA, have marked another step in their continued growth through the appointment of three new senior members of staff; Craig May, Manan Vohra and Rob Webb.
Based out of the company’s London office in Tileyard, Craig May joins as Global Head of Streaming & Marketing Services. With over 20 years of industry experience including time at Kartel Music Group, Red Bull Records and most recently at Ditto Music, Craig is now responsible for leading the multi-region marketing team at FUGA. He will manage the growth, development, execution and measurement of digital marketing strategies in partnership with FUGA’s clients.
Manan Vohra is FUGA’s new Global Head of Technology and Product and will be based at the company’s HQ in Amsterdam reporting directly to CEO, Pieter van Rijn. Previously CTO at 7digital, Manan comes from a distributed engineering, product, design and business operations background. In his new role Manan is responsible for aligning the product and technology vision and operations with a focus to deliver an outstanding experience and value to FUGA’s customers.
Reporting directly to Manan is FUGA’s new Head of Product, Rob Webb, who is responsible for managing FUGA’s team of product owners, ensuring FUGA’s roadmap delivers value and helps its customers to succeed in the marketplace. In his previous role as VP, Digital Operations & Supply Chain at AWAL, Rob helped the business scale rapidly over the course of four years.
Commenting on his new position with FUGA, Craig May said: “Having used FUGA’s solutions over the past few years, I know the class-leading level of service they provide their clients and I am delighted to be joining the team as they begin the next phase of their development under the Downtown umbrella.”
Following his appointment, Manan Vohra said: “I am excited to join FUGA at this time of growth and am looking forward to collaborating with the wider management, product and technology teams to help take FUGA to the next level.”
Meanwhile, Rob Webb said: “Becoming FUGA’s new Head Of Product at such an exciting time in the company’s history was an opportunity I simply couldn’t turn down. I’m excited to collaborate
with Manan, Craig and the rest of the FUGA team on the mission to help our partners grow their digital businesses.”
In welcoming the new hires, FUGA CEO Pieter van Rijn said: “We’re incredibly fortunate and privileged to have three highly experienced professionals joining our team as we continue to grow our business and market position. I look forward to working with Craig, Manan and Rob as we strive to achieve our global ambitions in our space so we can continue serving the independent music community.”
FUGA is the largest full-service B2B music distributor in the world. Mixing deep marketing prowess with continual investment in leading technologies, FUGA’s clients – from Armada, Better Noise and Curb to Mom + Pop, mtheory and Ninja Tune – get equal access to its all-encompassing services.
Owned by Downtown Music Holdings, FUGA is one of the very few distributors to sit on the highest preferred partner tiers for Spotify, Apple and all other major DSPs. FUGA’s global marketing team operates across 17 countries. Together with marketing and distribution, FUGA’s holistic product and services suite – including analytics, royalty accounting, neighbouring rights, rights management and white label services – empower over 800 music rights holders globally._