New York, March 19, 2021 -- SoundCloud today announced the appointment of entertainment and finance executive Drew Wilson as Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1st, 2021.
Wilson will serve as Chief Operating and Financial Officer for SoundCloud overseeing all finance and operations, including workplace, and people functions. He will report directly to Michael Weissman, Chief Executive Officer of SoundCloud and help SoundCloud ensure it is set up for long-term success.
Michael Weissman said, “I am excited to have Drew join SoundCloud. He is an entertainment industry leader with an incredibly strong business, operational and financial background, driving media organizations during a time of transformative change. His unique perspective in building business around emerging creative talent alongside his operational and financial skills, makes him the ideal fit for us as we continue to grow and expand our business into a next generation music entertainment company.”
Drew Wilson stated, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join SoundCloud and to work with Mike Weissman on expanding the company’s strategic vision and operational effectiveness. SoundCloud is well suited to grow and serve its young artist and listener community while taking advantage of new opportunities and changes in the market. SoundCloud is a dynamic company with great smart innovative people. I look forward to learning more about the company’s operations to help optimize performance and identify opportunities to expand the business."
Drew Wilson joins SoundCloud from First Look Media where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer overseeing the media company’ operations, sales & distribution, HR, product and engineering, finance, strategic planning and business development. Drew also held prior CFO roles at AwesomenessTV in Los Angeles, RLJ Entertainment/AcornTV and divisional CFO and worldwide operations Controller at Discovery Communications. Drew sits on the boards of two non-profit organizations that support the education and uplifting of diverse voices in media including The Gotham/Independent Film Project (IFP) and Women of Color Unite (WOCU).
SoundCloud is a next-generation music entertainment company, powered by an ecosystem of artists, listeners, and curators on the pulse of what's new, now and next in culture. Founded in 2007, SoundCloud is an artist-first platform empowering artists to build and grow their careers by providing them with the most progressive tools, services, and resources. With over 250 million tracks from 30 million creators heard in 190 countries, the future of music is SoundCloud.