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  • 2021

Jeff Price

Word Collections
In July, 2020 Jeff launched Word Collections.
Word Collections works for comedians and other spoken word performers to license and collect “Literary Work” royalties earned when digital or terrestrial radio broadcast recordings of their works as well as other uses.
Word Collections currently represents iconic comedy routines from George Carlin, Bill Hicks, Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Bill Engvall, Roy Wood Jr. Jake Johannsen, Milton Berle, Bill Dana (Jose Jimenez), Rich Vos and others
In June 2013, Jeff launched Audiam. Audiam is a digital rights Reproduction collection agency for publishers and songwriters for all interactive streaming entities including: YouTube, background and foreground services, digital jukeboxes, digital Karaoke, Apple Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, Amazon, Slacker, Tidal, Groove, scan & match lockers services and all other interactive digital streaming services.
Audiam represents and works for millions of compositions including the publishing catalogs of Bob Dylan, Round Hill and Carlin Music, Third Side Music, House Of Hassle/Rough Trade, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jason Mraz, Jack White, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tori Amos, Aimee Mann, Pretty Lights, Mike Campbell, Ruthless, Epitaph, Sumerian, Puscifer and thousands more.
In July 2016, Audiam was acquired by the Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN.
On January 26th, 2006, Jeff Price launched TuneCore. As CEO of TuneCore, over the next six years, he raised over $13MM in venture and strategic capital and built TuneCore into the world’s largest music distribution and publishing administration
entity. Its’ customer base sold over 1 billion units of music generating over $700,000,000 in Gross music sales. TuneCore was acquired by Believe digital in July 2015.
Mr. Price also consulted for the Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN from 2012 - 2014.
In 1990 Jeff co-founded and was GM / President of the New York based independent record label spinART records (Pixies, Echo & The Bunnymen, Apples In Stereo, Richard Thompson etc) for seventeen years – his label was in strategic relationships with Sony, Warner Bros., Sire, Polygram Music Publishing and others.
Jeff contributed to the founding charter and organization of The American Association of Independent Music (AAIM) – a non-profit non-governmental trade organization representing the interests of its independent label members.
From 1997 – 2001 Jeff Price worked with EMusic serving first as a consultant, next as interim VP of Content Acquisition and finally as the Senior Director of Music/Business Development. He contributed towards the creation of EMusic’s initial business model, played an active internal team role in EMusic’s successfully completed $30MM private placement in March 1999 and $90MM second round financing in September 1999 and created and implement the first subscription based music sales and distribution structure.
At the request of a congressional panel, he supplied a written deposition in the SEC investigation of Time Warner’s failed acquisition bid of EMI and has provided a witness statement for the SoundExchange arbitration relating to the royalty rate for webcasting. More recently he has been asked by the Congressional sponsors of the Music Modernization Act to provide input and mark ups to their current proposed legislation.
In 2019 he testified to the Canadian House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology in view of its forthcoming study of the Statutory Review of the Copyright Act.
Jeff was also a sitting board member of the AMLC, one of two entities that submitted itself in 2019 for designation by the Register of Copyright as the Mechanical Licensing Collective as required under the Music Modernization Act.