Paul Stuart joined Stockholm-based Utopia Music as Legal Director.
Based in Stockholm, he reports to the Managing Director of Utopia, Markku MÃ¤kelÃ¤inen.
Stuart will lead the Utopia Music legal team, dedicated to providing the legal framework and advice to ensure that Utopia’s solutions and services enable the growth of the music industry.
He joins Utopia from Soundtrack Your Brand (formerly Spotify Business), where he was General Counsel and Head of Business Affairs.
Prior to that, Stuart held senior positions at EMI Music in Sweden and on the video streaming platform Magine Pro.
He started his career with the Nordic commercial law firm Mannheimer Swartling and also spent time at MalmÃ¶ District Court.
Stuart joins a growing team of nearly 150 Utopia employees in offices located in Zug, London, Brussels, Helsinki and Stockholm.
Other recent hires include former downtown executive vice president Roberto Neri as COO, Amazon and Universal alumni Paul Gathercole as chief data officer, and former Polaris Hub CEO Ã sa Carild as head of the platform.
“Utopia is on one of the most interesting missions around.”
Paul Stuart said, âUtopia is on one of the most exciting missions around today: creating a fair, industry-friendly and transparent music ecosystem.
âI am very happy to join us as Chief Legal Officer. Despite the explosion of deep technological innovation and despite regulatory changes, a major challenge in the music industry remains the quality and flow of data, something that I myself have experienced in my 15 years. years in the music industry, both within a major label and on the DSP side.
âWe provide an infrastructure for the music ecosystem that will secure and support the rights of creators throughout their lifecycle. “
Markku MÃ¤kelÃ¤inen, CEO of Utopia, added: âPaul brings years of experience in copyright law and the music industry, making him a crucial addition to our team and to the music industry. fulfillment of Utopia’s mission of ensuring a fair pay for every game.
âWe provide an infrastructure for the music ecosystem that will secure and support the rights of creators throughout their lifecycle.
âBuilding our world-class leadership team to prepare to grow and seize the opportunities that arise is paramount.
“Paul’s seniority, his desire to serve the music industry at large and his immense passion make him a key ingredient in being able to create a better world for music through Utopia.”Music trade around the world