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Lara Baker joins Songtrust

By | Published on Wednesday 22 May 2019


Downtown Music’s song rights management platform Songtrust has announced Lara Baker as its new Director Of Business Development for the UK and Ireland. Songtrust helps songwriters and publishers administrate their rights around the world and is slowly increasing its on-the-ground presence in markets beyond the US.

“The UK is a critical music market for the songwriting community and the ever growing independent music sector deserves access to global music publishing now more than ever”, says Songtrust’s Global Head Of Business Development Molly Neuman.

“It is increasingly urgent that Songtrust as a company is actively engaging with the music community of songwriters, producers, managers, labels and those who work with them” she goes on. “I’ve had the pleasure to work with [Lara] in many capacities over the years, and there is no one more aligned with our company’s mission than [her]. I’m THRILLED to have her join our team”.

Baker adds: “Empowering independent creators has been the common thread through all my work in music, and so I’m THRILLED to be joining a company like Songtrust that shares this core purpose. Songtrust is simplifying music publishing administration for the independent creative community, and I can’t wait to get started on helping creators in the UK and Ireland gain access to their global publishing royalties”.

Formerly Marketing & Events Director at the Association Of Independent Music, since leaving the UK indie label trade body in 2018, baker has provided consultancy for a number of music business events.