SoundCloud hires new head of consumer business

SoundCloud announced that Nancy Hood is joining the audio platform in the role of senior vice president, listener. In this capacity, Hood will lead the growth and expansion of SoundCloud’s global consumer listener business, including consumer subscriptions and advertising. She joins from PayPal Credit, where she was head of consumer, and she has past audio experience as the senior vice president of marketing at Audible.

“SoundCloud has a unique two-sided ecosystem, serving both creators and listeners,” COO Michael Weissman said. “We are incredibly excited to bring focused leadership to our consumer business and drive continued growth in the marketplace. With a wealth of consumer internet experience and an incredibly strong sense of how to lead and build consumer subscription businesses, Nancy is the perfect fit to help SoundCloud expand.”

“As the world’s largest open audio platform, SoundCloud delivers a differentiated listening experience, driven by its vibrant creator community, to consumers who want to be the first to discover what’s new, now and next in music and audio,” Hood said. “I look forward to further shaping and growing SoundCloud’s consumer offering, bringing brands more creative opportunities to engage with our community and amplifying our presence in additional markets.”

Anna Washenko