Songtrust hires biz dev director for UK and Ireland

Music royalty collection services company Songtrust announced that Lara Baker has joined its team as director of business development for the UK and Ireland. She will report to Molly Neuman, the company’s global head of business development. Baker spent 14 years rising through the ranks at UK independent label trade association AIM. She also launched her own consulting company called The BKRY to assist music-focused organizations and event producers.

“Empowering independent creators has been the common thread through all my work in music, and so I’m thrilled to be joining a company like Songtrust that shares this core purpose,” said Lara Baker. Songtrust is simplifying music publishing administration for the independent creative community, and I can’t wait to get started on helping creators in the UK and Ireland gain access their global publishing royalties.”

“The UK is a critical music market for the songwriting community and the ever growing independent music sector deserves access to global music publishing now more than ever,” said Molly Neuman.”It is increasingly urgent that Songtrust as a company is actively engaging with the music community of songwriters, producers, managers, labels and those who work with them. I’ve had the pleasure to work with in many capacities over the years, and there is no one more aligned with our company’s mission than Lara. I’m thrilled to have her join our team.”

Anna Washenko