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SOUNDEXCHANGE UPS DADSON TO GENERAL COUNSEL

SoundExchange has promoted Tim Dadson to General Counsel. He will also serve as chief legal advisor and form part of the executive team, reporting to President/CEO Michael Huppe.

Chief Legal Officer Colin Rushing will step down at the end of 2021 after 14 years of service.

In his new role, Dadson will oversee the comprehensive legal functions of the organization, including regulatory issues, enforcement programs, rate proceedings, corporate governance, compliance and beyond.

“Tim is an exceptional leader with more than two decades of experience that will help support our transformation by leading the legal team at this critical juncture,” said Huppe. “I look forward to working more closely with him as we continue to improve how the industry enables the creative community.”  

Dadson was Deputy General Counsel at SoundExchange since 2017 and first joined the organization as Assistant General Counsel in 2012. Additionally, Brieanne Jackson has been promoted to Deputy General Counsel from Assistant General Counsel, Licensing & Enforcement. Jackson has nearly 15 years of legal experience, including 10 years at SoundExchange leading licensing and enforcement efforts.  

Separately, SoundExchange announced that Colin Rushing, Chief Legal Officer, has decided to step down at the end of 2021 after almost 14 years at the company.

Huppe added, “Colin has been an invaluable member of the SoundExchange team over the past 14 years. We thank him for his countless contributions to our organization and the important role he has played in striving for fairness for creators everywhere. We are excited for Colin and wish him the best in his next chapter.”

In 2021, SoundExchange's Q1 and Q2 have combined for nearly half a billion dollars in royalty distribution to creators. 

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