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Downtown Music Holdings Completes Global Integration

April 02, 2024 by Team Downtown

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Downtown Music Holdings (DMH), the world’s largest independent service provider to the global music industry, announced today the completion of its integration strategy across its business-to-business and creator-focused operating businesses into a single operating company.

The complete integration, including the merger of CD Baby’s operations into Downtown Music, further expands access to Downtown’s full spectrum of services to the entire global music industry. Downtown currently supports over 4 million artists and 5,000 business clients in 150 countries who collectively generated over 1.5 Trillion streams across major streaming platforms in 2023. Downtown clients won nearly 30% of the awards at the 2024 GRAMMYs.

Following the completion of the integration, Downtown Music Holdings named Pieter van Rijn CEO of Downtown Music. Pieter brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of leadership within the organization and the industry. Pieter previously served as the Group President of Downtown Music and as CEO of FUGA, which was acquired by DMH in 2020. He was appointed to the Downtown Music Holdings board in 2023. 

“The integration of all of our products and services under the Downtown Music umbrella and Pieter’s leadership is a truly energizing moment in the company’s journey. We bring together all the critical services that creators and businesses need to navigate the modern music industry. I couldn’t be prouder of the organization we’ve grown and look forward to the exciting opportunities that lie ahead,” said Andrew Bergman, CEO of Downtown Music Holdings

Based in Amsterdam and New York, van Rijn will continue to report directly to Downtown Music Holdings CEO, Andrew Bergman. 

“This is an extraordinary time for Downtown Music as we enter this next phase as a fully unified operating company. The thousands of businesses that we support at Downtown Music and the millions of trusted creators at CD Baby will now benefit from our industry-leading suite of tools and services within a single organization. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Andrew and the DMH Board in delivering this enhanced offering to all our customers,” said Pieter van Rijn, CEO of Downtown Music