Radio Industry Veteran John Madison Joins VNUE, Inc.
VNUE, Inc., today announced the addition of radio veteran John Madison to its executive team. Mr. Madison has spent over 25 years working in radio, and has been brought into VNUE as an advisor to assist in the rollout of the Soundstr music recognition technology into that sector.
VNUE CEO Zach Bair said, “We are excited to have John involved with the company. We believe that he will contribute greatly as it relates to adoption of Soundstr into the industry, helping to establish VNUE as the market leader in transparency and in the auditing of radio play so that the correct stakeholders are paid, and that music licenses are fair and equitable.”
In addition to several leadership roles in the music industry, including as Executive Vice President with Warner Music Group, Madison has also held high profile positions in radio. He has worked as Senior Vice President at Pyramid Broadcasting, where he was responsible for several large markets including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Phoenix.
He also served as Senior Vice President at AMFM, formerly Chancellor Media, which at the time was the nation’s largest radio broadcasting company. Mr. Madison was responsible for station operations in major markets, focusing on increasing leadership, increasing revenue, and developing and executing new music marketing programs. He also was a member of a corporate team that undertook a broad-based internet strategy intended to leverage the value of the company’s leading national station portfolio and proprietary content.
Madison said, “VNUE has the right idea with Soundstr, and I’m looking forward to helping get this technology into radio. It will provide transparency across the board, and we hope that by leveraging this technology, we can not only keep radio licensing costs in line, but also, ensure the right songwriters are being compensated.”
At VNUE, Madison will be a direct advisor to CEO Bair and his executive team, helping to implement strategy with major radio station groups.