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Richard Conlon

Chief External Affairs Officer,
Washington, DC, USA
Richard Conlon manages SoundExchange’s relationships with the company’s wide array of constituents. He oversees the company’s corporate communications, industry relations and public policy efforts, helping to shape the company’s vision and then put that vision into action.

Prior to joining SoundExchange, Richard was a Principal at Rights Management Holdings LLC, where he was a senior strategic advisor to major music publishers, collective rights management organizations, record labels and financial institutions involved in the entertainment space. Previously, he was a senior executive at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) for more than 20 years, serving as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media.

Richard launched BMI’s digital rights licensing division, managed corporate communications and oversaw the firm’s global corporate strategy efforts. He also held executive positions at Viacom’s Pay per View television production and marketing unit and at The Learning Channel (TLC) cable network.
Richard holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and earned his Master’s Degree in Communications Management from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California.