Los Angeles-based music licensing startup Songtradr has hired music sync industry veteran, Steve Celi, as VP of Creative Services.
Celi (pictured) has 20+ years of experience in music and TV, most recently managing music for Fox On-Air Promotion, where he oversaw all aspects of music usage for the entire prime-time lineup.
He helped launch shows at Fox including American Idol, X Factor, Glee and Empire over an 18 year career.
At Songtradr, Celi will spearhead a team to produce custom music for advertisers, TV networks, films and other media.
He will also work with the music supervisor community in assisting them find music for their projects.
“WE’RE DELIGHTED TO HAVE STEVE ON BOARD. HE BRINGS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE AND A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF MUSIC IN NETWORK TELEVISION.”
PAUL WILTSHIRE, SONGTRADR
Songtradr founder and CEO Paul Wiltshire said: “We’re delighted to have Steve on board. He brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of music in network television.
“Steve will be leading our custom music division where he will be managing the production process, working directly with our composers and artists, delivering great music to our clients, particularly in film, television and advertising.”
Songtradr has raised $6m in funding to date, and recently struck a landmark deal with retail music provider Mood Music.
The company offers the music of over 100,000+ free and paid subscribers worldwide to a network of licensing partners, primarily in the TV, advertising and movie spaces.Music Business Worldwide