Brian Felsen, President, AdRev
Brian Felsen is President of AdRev, the world’s largest YouTube music administration service and the leading independent YouTube Content ID and Network Partner in terms of number of videos claimed and monetized, views per month, royalties paid, and assets under management.
AdRev was named in the 2014 Inc 500 as the USA’s #2 fastest growing media company based on revenue growth.
Prior to this position, Mr. Felsen was President of CD Baby from 2008-14, responsible for all business development, operations, customer service, marketing, and technology at the world’s largest online distributor of independent music.
He also founded BookBaby, which digitally distributes the works of independent authors, poets, memoirists, and publishers, making their eBooks available to dozens of digital retailers and hundreds of libraries worldwide (including Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon).
He first joined Disc Makers in 2003, launching and growing major new initiatives including the Merchandise and Film/DVD replication programs, before going on to head business development. Other previous activities include founding and running one of the largest independent music conferences in the world, composing several classical music works, creating art photography, poetry, and plays, and producing an award-winning documentary film about Turkish military coups d’état.