B2B lyric licensing company LyricFind has hired Will Mills as chief revenue officer as it expands further into Europe.
Mills joins from Shazam, where he was most recently vice president, music & content. The veteran exec, who spent a decade with the music app, will be based in LyricFind's new London office.
Said Mills: "I’m hugely excited to be joining LyricFind at this exciting point in it’s history and building on the existing great foundations. There are many welcome similarities to LyricFind as to when I joined Shazam; namely, market leadership in the B2B space, roughly the same sized team and enormous room for growth.
"Lyric search is also one of the leading music discovery methods. I look forward to using my experience to help grow LyricFind with our many partners and new partners worldwide.”
Darryl Ballantyne, LyricFind's CEO, added: "We’re very excited to have Will joining the LyricFind team. Having worked with Will for years during his time at Shazam, we’ve always known him to be a smart and highly effective executive, and we couldn’t think of anyone better to lead our continued global expansion.”
Mills will be responsible for leading the team on all global business development and sales at LyricFind. Andrew Stess, LyricFind’s previous chief revenue officer, will be remaining on LyricFind’s Board of directors and also on the business development team on the West Coast.