NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Hi-Fi music streaming and download service, Qobuz, has named music industry vet Dan Mackta to spearhead its impending entry into the U.S. market.
Mackta will take on the role of managing director of Qobuz USA and will be based in New York. Long-time digital and music executive Ted Cohen and respected audiophile extraordinaire David Solomon have also agreed to be part of the Qobuz launch team.
Mackta comes to Qobuz from his previously held position of co-head of marketing for Razor & Tie Recordings in New York, but has also served as Vice President, Marketing at both RCA Records and Jive Records/Zomba Label Group. Solomon, who is co-founder of Peachtree Audio, was a part of the team that launched Tidal in North America while Cohen has held senior positions at TAG Strategic, EMI Music, and Warner Brothers.
Yann Miossec, Qobuz CEO commented: “We believe that the many relationships these three have made and knowledge they have gained from previous experience will serve them well in their respective roles at Qobuz. We are honored and fortunate to have them lead our entry into the American market.”
Qobuz is currently headquartered in Paris and has been available throughout Europe for nearly a decade. The service is scheduled to make its American debut this October.