Ã sa Carild has joined Utopia as Head of Platform.
Based in Stockholm, she reports to Utopia’s Chief Data Officer, Paul Gathercole.
Carild will lead the Utopia platform unit which provides consumption analytics and economic data for the company’s service offering.
She previously created and worked with several online licensing centers, including ICE, the international collaboration between GEMA, STEM and PRS.
Most recently, she was CEO of the Polaris Nordic Licensing Center.
Since starting her career in the music industry as a singer, Carild has also worked as Manager Nordics for Nokia’s music business, ran her own label and spent almost four years as COO for gaming technology company MuchDifferent.
Carild joins a growing team of more than 100 Utopia employees in offices located in Zug, London, Helsinki and Stockholm.
Other recently announced hires include UK executive Roberto Neri as COO and Amazon and Universal alumni Paul Gathercole as chief data officer.
“I have seen the problems in the music industry firsthand that really need to be addressed.”
Ã sa Carild, said: âAs a songwriter and singer, I have seen with my own eyes the problems in the music industry that really need to be solved.
âUtopia aims to help the business by creating and promoting technologies that improve confidence and efficiency.
âIt’s exciting to join this group of tech and music professionals on a common mission to achieve fair payout for every game.
âI’m especially excited to use my years of music licensing and copyright experience to tackle and solve the biggest issues in the industry to make a lasting difference for creators around the world. “
âWe pride ourselves on being able to create solutions for the short and long term needs of the music industry.
Markku MÃ¤kelÃ¤inen, utopia
Markku MÃ¤kelÃ¤inen, CEO of Utopia, said: âÃ sa strengthens Utopia’s already strong lineup of music professionals and cutting-edge technologists.
âWith her stellar track record and extensive experience in licensing, particularly in the area of ââcollection companies, she is a perfect fit for our team!
âIt was really difficult to find the right fit for this multi-faceted, high intensity position as we did not want to compromise on what we see as an absolutely key position to our continued growth and success.
âWe pride ourselves on being able to create solutions for the short and long term needs of the music industry.Music trade around the world