SoundExchange announced that David Byrne has joined its board of directors. Byrne fills the board spot previously held by Walter McDonough. He is the singer/songwriter who fronted the Talking Heads, and also embarked on a solo career and founded a label.
“I am honored to join the SoundExchange board where I can leverage my experience as a performing artist and fight on behalf of all creators for fairness and the long-term value of music,” Byrne said.
SoundExchange also added two new members to its executive ranks in February. The company announced record royalty payouts in 2014, with $773 million distributed to recording artists and labels during the year.