Data Intelligence Platform Revelator Expands Advisory Board with Industry Veterans Rob Wells and Tom Ryan
June 4, 2015 – Jerusalem, Israel – Revelator, a cloud-based platform that provides an end-to-end sales and marketing intelligence service, is expanding its Advisory Board through the addition of two digital music veterans: Rob Wells and Tom Ryan. Wells previously served as President of Global Digital Business at Universal Music Group, where he built the company’s digital business from its infancy into a global leader, while Ryan is the former Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy and Development at EMI.
“Analytics and data are becoming increasingly important in the music world, and it is crucial that all artists have open and transparent access to this information either independently or through their record label. Rob and Tom understand this vision and have the experience necessary to help us bring it to fruition via Revelator. We have already made significant strides with our all-in-one solution and look forward to working with them to make it even better.„ Bruno Guez, Founder and CEO of Revelator
Wells spent the past 15 years defining Universal Music Group in digital, with responsibility for digital, licensing deals, and investments. He also created the company’s Artist Portal program, making himself known as a champion for artist transparency. Prior to joining Universal in 2000, he worked his way up from the mailroom at BMG Entertainment to become the company’s Head of Digital.
“Over the years, I’ve watched the digital music business evolve considerably and have been fortunate enough to have a hand in shaping it. Now, I look forward to impacting the business again with Revelator. Data is the name of the game, and we’ll be focusing all our energies into making it affordable and advantageous for all artists, labels, and other music companies to have this information accessible and easy to understand.„ Rob Wells
Beyond his major-label experience at EMI, Ryan is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and advisor who has helped build a variety of businesses at the intersection of media/entertainment, commerce, and technology. He is currently CEO and Co-Founder of internet television platform Pluto TV and a Board Member at mobile music creation company Smule and apparel company Threadless, where he also served as CEO for four years. Ryan has also served on the boards of Trunk Club and Society6 and worked as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bessemer Venture Partners, Mobile Music Consultant at Virgin Mobile USA, and Advisor at eMusic. He co-founded his first company, CDuctive, in 1996, serving as Chief Music Officer before selling the company to eMusic in a $38 million stock transaction in November 1999.
“Revelator stands alone in the label services field as a business solution that truly does it all. I’m looking forward to putting my experience in music, commerce, and technology to work helping the Revelator team improve and grow their great product.„ Tom Ryan
Wells and Ryan join an Advisory Board that also includes Chris Blackwell, a legendary music producer and Founder of Island Records, and Omri Dolev, a seasoned digital media and marketing executive and co-founder of Lev Group Media - Warner Music Israel.
Revelator solves today’s music business challenges by integrating sales, marketing, reporting, and analytics into one unified system to provide unprecedented transparency, simplicity, and efficiency for both independent artists and record labels to run their business. Revelator offers its users a monthly low-cost Business-as-a-Service subscription to attract a large and under-served customer base.
For more information or to sign up for Revelator, visit www.revelator.com.
Revelator is a leading cloud-based provider of sales and marketing intelligence for independent music professionals, Established in 2013 to bring affordable enterprise-level tools to all artists, labels, managers and distributors worldwide, Revelator solves today’s music business challenges by integrating sales, marketing, reporting and analytics into an all-in-one multi-platform solution to provide unprecedented transparency, simplicity and efficiency to the industry, saving customers both time and money. To learn
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Bruno Guez, Founder & CEO
Founder of Quango Music Group and former Creative Director, Music for Cirque Du Soleil, Bruno is a music industry veteran with over 20 years of experience working with international artists and global brands. His area of expertise includes Digital Media, Branded Entertainment, IP & Content Licensing, Digital Music Distribution, Publishing, and Strategic Marketing.
Ollie Buckwell, Global Head of Business Development
Digital music pioneer with over 20 years experience. Ollie founded Dorado Records and held positions with CDuctive, eMusic, and UMG as Head of Global Digital Marketing, prior to leading EMI’s digital business development and marketing for the Latin America Region. Ollie also worked with Tribal Brands and Verizon Wireless on their music services, sponsorships, and licensing initiatives until joining Revelator at the beginning of 2015.
Chris Blackwell, Advisor
Founder of Island Records and a legendary music producer with over five decades of production credits, Chris is universally recognized as the person who brought Jamaican music to an international audience, forging the careers of Bob Marley as well as many other high profile rock acts, including U2. Chris brings a deep knowledge of the music industry and business experience that will help guide Revelator’s product roadmap and market strategy.
Rob Wells, Advisor
Rob is a leader in the digital music space. Over the last 15 years, he built Universal Music Group’s digital business from its infancy into a global leader. Most recently, as President of Global Digital Business, he held responsibility for digital strategy, licensing deals, and investments. Rob initiated UMG’s Artist Portal program.
Tom Ryan, Advisor
Former SVP Digital Strategy and Development at EMI, Co-Founder and CEO of Pluto TV, Board Member at Smule, and Founder of CDuctive, Tom brings extensive experience at the intersection of media/entertainment, commerce, and technology. Tom was also CEO of Threadless and EIR at Bessemer Venture Partners.
Omri Dolev, Advisor
Seasoned digital media and marketing executive with hands-on experience in social media, mobile development, corporate planning and financing. Co-Founder of Lev Group Media - Warner Music Israel and a digital investment boutique, Omri brings years of knowledge and experience of corporate business development as a CEO and founder of many companies.
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Founded in 2013 by music industry veteran Bruno Guez (Founder of Quango Music Group and former Creative Director, Music for Cirque Du Soleil), Revelator is a rights administration and data analytics platform for digital assets working to enable real-time attribution and micro-payments for rights owners, while simultaneously opening up new industries to critical and relevant data. Revelator is leading innovation at the intersection of intellectual property rights management, content monetization and blockchain technology. The company is currently leveraging its music industry expertise, working with leading rights agencies, artists, managers, music labels, publishers and distributors.