With great joy and excitement, we would like to welcome both Queen Latifah as a new board member and J.J. Rosen as Indaba’s new CEO. As we continue into 2011, the vision of these individuals will manifest itself throughout IndabaMusic.com, our team, and your experience using Indaba’s tools and resources.
Queen Latifah (neé Dana Owens) has joined Indaba’s Board of Directors as co-chairwoman (along with Martha Crowninshield, general partner emerita of equity firm Boston Ventures) and as a significant investor. As a successful musician, actress, and businesswoman, Latifah is uniquely qualified to lead Indaba going ahead. Further, she shares and believes in the Indaba philosophy.
“Twenty years ago, as an up-and-coming musician, I had to struggle for opportunities,” recalls Latifah. “What Indaba Music is doing today, is putting the tools for artistic creation and success right in the hands of the people. It’s really exciting to see how Indaba Music empowers people to both create and then reap the rewards from their art.”
J.J. Rosen, former EVP of Sony Music Entertainment’s Commercial Music Group, has joined Indaba as CEO, replacing Matt Siegel and Dan Zaccagnino who will be filling the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, respectively.
“I first became aware of Indaba Music while evaluating digital music opportunities at Sony. Indaba is best known by major labels and artists as the leader in aligning its huge base of talented musicians with superstars to facilitate new collaborations and recordings,” said Rosen.“But as I learned more about Indaba’s broader vision, I became increasingly excited about therole the company is poised to play in reshaping the music industry.”
We welcome these two distinguished individuals to our company, and are excited to get to work with them. Indaba will benefit greatly from their considerable knowledge and experience as we continue to bring you the highest quality musical experience possible.