New general counsel joins SoundCloud

SoundCloud has hired Antonious Porch as its new general counsel. In this role, Porch will lead the legal affairs and public policy strategy for the audio company. He joins SoundCloud from Shazam, where he held the same post, and he also worked at Viacom for more than a decade.

“SoundCloud is the world’s leading open music and audio platform, with a passionate community of creators and listeners who are driving what’s new and next in music culture,” said Antonious Porch. “I’m excited to join the team, and shape the strategies and policies that will support this one-of-a-kind creative community and content experience.”

“As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud is at the center of some of the most forward-looking legal discussions and content opportunities in music today,” Chief Operating Officer Michael Weissman said. “Having led the legal teams at premier consumer digital music and media companies, Antonious is the ideal addition to ensure SoundCloud leads the way for audio creators and listeners to experience all forms of audio from around the globe–from original tracks to the latest remixes. I could not be more excited to welcome him to the team.”

Anna Washenko