Kevin Arnold Named Co-Chair of 2.25.13

This press release was issued by NARM and before the two entities became collectively known as the Music Business Association on October 7, 2013.

February 22, 2013 –, the home of music business association NARM’s digital initiatives, announced today that Kevin Arnold, currently the Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Global Digital Business Group at Sony Music Entertainment, will serve as co-chair with Christina Calio of Microsoft. Prior to joining Sony Music, Arnold founded IODA (merged with The Orchard in 2012), growing the small startup into one of the world’s largest digital distributors of independent music.

“Between the work he’s currently doing to expand Sony Music Entertainment’s digital business and the tremendous entrepreneurship and leadership he demonstrated in the creation and growth of IODA, Kevin is precisely the type of person we want to help lead,” said Bill Wilson, VP of Digital Strategy & Business Development for NARM and “Kevin has deep understanding and experience in all of the key initiatives that is focused on, from the business, technological, and musical angles, and it’s fantastic to have him as part of the team.”

“Having been a NARM participant since the early days of IODA, I’ve had a front row seat watching the dramatic change the industry has undergone over the past decade,” Arnold said. “I look forward to helping guide’s future as we face a new set of opportunities and challenges.”

Arnold is also founder and director of Noise Pop Industries, which produces San Francisco’s internationally renowned Noise Pop Festival along with the Treasure Island Music Festival and a variety of other cultural events in the Bay Area. Prior to IODA’s founding in 2003, Kevin served as Director of Data Services for online music startup and also spent time at the computer technology corporation Oracle.


NARM Media Contacts:

Laurie Jakobsen, Jaybird Communications —, 646.484.6764

Nicole Hennessey, NARM —, 856.596.1803


Comments posted on this blog should be relevant to the subject matter and must not be illegal or offensive. No comment may suggest or invite agreement to any action that would restrain competition.

The Music Business Association does not pre-screen or regularly review comments, but it reserves the right to remove any comment it deems inconsistent with the previous paragraph or the nature of this blog.

No Comments (Add a Comment)

Add a Comment