Rhapsody International Inc. today announced the appointment of Angel Gambino as its Chief Commercial Officer. She will lead Rhapsody’s business development, marketing, product and partner management teams in North America, Europe and Latin America.
Gambino brings to Rhapsody International more than 20 years of business and product development experience with a proven track record of growing digital businesses across multiple disciplines and platforms. Her experience includes senior executive leadership roles at global broadcasters such as BBC and Viacom where she launched some of their first on demand and live streaming services as well as co-founding and successfully exiting startups in artificial intelligence, as well as new smart mobility platforms such as Connected Car, social media and streaming services.
Gambino’s latest role was Founder and CEO of Sensai, a SaaS technology platform utilizing artificial intelligence to empower artists and businesses to amplify the impact of their social media campaigns.
“Angel’s track record building successful digital media platform businesses over the last two decades has been vast and deep,” said Bill Patrizio, President and CEO of Rhapsody International. “Her experience will be incredibly valuable to Rhapsody as we focus on building a global, scalable Platform as a Service business model positioned for long-term leadership and growth. We’re thrilled she’s joining the team.”
“Rhapsody and Napster are pioneers in the music industry that share a legacy of distribution and technology innovation,” said Gambino. “The company’s commitment to write the next chapter for the audio industry has brought me back to my music roots where I can passionately advocate for partners, creators and consumers. I’m confident we can command a leadership role in this changing world of entertainment.”
Rhapsody International, the leading global provider with the knowledge and experience to design, build and operate the best music and audio apps and platforms for partners, is also formally announcing today “Powered by Napster,” an innovative and complete music and audio platform service that makes it possible for companies to launch their own branded streaming service, more quickly and efficiently than alternatives. iHeartRadio, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., Rakuten, SOUNDMACHINE and VoxTok are among the companies that have partnered with Rhapsody for its Powered by Napster platform service over the past year.
The demand for Powered by Napster has led Rhapsody to announce an additional executive appointment to support its continued growth in servicing the industry. Hired for his ability to innovate across high-tech industries with global user-centric product platforms, John Law is bringing 20 years of experience to his new role as Rhapsody’s Vice President, Head of Product. Law joins Rhapsody from the information services industry where he served as product executive driving innovation for SaaS product and platforms. He will report into Gambino and manage a team of product managers and developers focused on building key microservices and cloud applications that power subscription and ad supported media streaming platforms and services.
Rhapsody International’s platform service offers companies a suite of technologies and solutions, including music and media streaming and download infrastructure, applications, rights management, customer billing, royalty administration and business intelligence.
To learn how companies can get “Powered by Napster” visit https://business.napster.com/.
About Rhapsody International, Inc.
Rhapsody International is a pioneer in digital music and leading provider of music streaming technologies and services for businesses. Rhapsody operates the Napster platform in 33 countries with a premium subscription service giving millions of Consumers unlimited ad-free access to music on any device – online or offline. Napster combines the iconic history of one of the most recognizable music brands in the world with the vast experience and technological platform of Rhapsody International Inc., the industry's first subscription streaming service provider. Rhapsody is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Follow @Napster on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and learn more at www.napster.com.
Sue Ellen Schaming
S2 Communications for Rhapsody International Inc.