New York, NY – October 4, 2022 – Sony Music Entertainment (SME) today announced a combination of corporate and digital investments, M&A and strategic planning teams. As part of this change, Angela Lopes has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Strategy and Investments.
Based in New York, she reports to SME’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Kelleher and Dennis Kooker, President of Global Digital Business.
Lopez will be responsible for working with the company’s executive leadership and Global Digital Business (GDB) teams to help generate and develop strategies and investment opportunities that support the continued creative and financial growth of small businesses. I have. These efforts build on a series of strategic deals by his SME over the past 24 months, including the acquisition of Alamo Records, AWAL/Kobalt Neighboring Rights and Som Livre. She is also focused on expanding her SME investments across key development areas including Global Streaming, Artist Services, Creators Her Economy, Social Media, Gaming, NFTs and Metaverse.
In making the announcement, Kelleher said: By combining these efforts under Angela’s experience, we remain well-positioned to efficiently identify and maximize opportunities to further evolve our business globally. ”
Lopes said: I look forward to working with SME’s leadership and global strategy and investment teams to identify technologies, strategic partnerships and investments that will further enhance the scale of Sony Music’s business and support for artists and labels. ”
For the past nine years, Lopes has been part of Sony Music’s GDB team, responsible for identifying and evaluating partnerships and investment opportunities, as well as negotiating digital music distribution deals. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy and Investments, overseeing a number of deals including SME’s acquisition of podcast producer Somethin’ Else and a strategic investment in Chinese music streaming platform He NetEase Cloud Music. Did. In addition, he led SME’s participation in funding various music and technology startups, including superfan social He Fave and creator-safe music platform He Slip.stream. did.
Prior to joining Sony Music in 2013, he worked for McKinsey & Company in London and Port Jackson Partners in Sydney as a strategy consultant serving clients in the retail, manufacturing, logistics and energy industries.
Lopez holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering (Hons and University Award) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Advanced Science from the University of Sydney.