Year: 2021

Chris McMurtry

Head of Music Product,
Exactuals

Chris McMurtry is the Head of Music Product for Exactuals, the leading provider of innovative solutions for complex payments and metadata issues in the entertainment industry.

Chris joined Exactuals as the leader of its Nashville-based music division in 2017, helping to launch RAI (royalties.ai), a software development kit and open API allowing music companies to programmatically correct and enhance song and recording metadata to meet the multiplicity of global digital distribution standards. His role with Exactuals was recently named one of Billboards “40+ Jobs That Define The Future.”

Prior to joining Exactuals (which was acquired by City National Bank in 2018), McMurtry served as an Information Systems & Technology mentor at Apple Inc., managed the classical music record label Refinersfire, and most recently, founded Dart Music Inc., the first automated digital distribution platform specifically designed to handle the complex metadata of genres such as classical music. Dart Music was assisted by Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Project Music, a tech accelerator devoted to companies aiming to disrupt the music industry. Dart Music was acquired by Exactuals in 2018.

He holds a degree in classical music composition from Middle Tennessee State University and remains an avid composer. He is based in Nashville.