Music distribution platform ONErpm has opened six new offices in Asia, boosting the number of its offices globally to 43, with a team exceeding 500 staff.
The new branches are located in the Philippines, Malaysia, Greater China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam, according to a press release on Monday (September 11).
Rick Butterworth, APAC Director of Business Development, who opened the company’s Australia office in 2022, assembled a team of industry veterans in each of the new territory to provide support for ONErpm’s creators and content owners. Butterworth previously served as Manager of SEANZA at indie music marketing and distribution company INgrooves Music Group.
Isaac Miranda, based in Malaysia, was the company’s first hire in Asia and now leads business operations and marketing for the APAC region, leveraging his expertise in artist management and digital activations.
Lachmi Baviera assumes the role of Territory Director for the Philippines. She brings prior experience from Warner Music and The Orchard, as well as instructional tenure at MINT college’s Music Business School.
Dorcas Chiu, founder and Director of ARCtistry, takes the position of Territory Director for Greater China. Chiu’s background includes previous roles at Sony Music Greater China, overseeing the international export of local artists.
Aldo Sianturi, boasting 25 years of experience promoting Indonesian music globally, was named ONErpm’s Territory Director for Indonesia. His career spans key roles with Demajors, Billboard Indonesia, Musik Bagus, Believe, SAE Institute Jakarta, Radio A 96.7 FM, Aksara Records, Universal Music Indonesia, MIDEM Music Conference, and journalistic contributions to Aneka Yess! Magazine.
ONErpm named Krittaya Teppaitoon, who has spent the past 12 years connecting artists to Australia in the live space, as its Territory Director for Thailand. Before joining ONErpm, she established and operated Mask Off Group, and served as president of the Thai Musician Association.
The company’s Territory Director for Vietnam, Bryan Le, has more than 12 years of experience in the music industry serving various roles such as Creative Director, Music Director, Event Organizer, Community Developer, Music Publisher, Artist Manager, and Music Project Manager. Le has played key roles in major music festivals such as Future Now and others.
Key artist signings in ONErpm’s new territories include Ethan Low (CA/MY), brb (SG), AViVA (AU), The 046 (AU), Tia Gostelow (AU), Desmond Cheese (AU), Sydney Yungins (AU), Woodcut Records (NZ), Babychair (MY), Armor (TH), Jh4y (TH), CLAUDIA (MY), KIRE (TW), CLUB BOYBND (CA/KR), Highvyn (US/KR), Kasper (MY/AU) and HNATA (ID).
Over the past two years, ONErpm has expanded in Europe and Africa while strengthening its position in Brazil and Latin America.
Nashville-based ONErpm, founded 13 years ago by CEO Emmanuel Zunz, focused on Brazil as its initial target market.
ONErpm’s expansion in Turkey saw the company securing three songs in the top 10 charts. Its Africa offices, established in 2021, have also had a number of hits including Kcee’s summer hit Ojapiano. The company’s Turkey office also has three songs in the top 10 in the market, the company said.
The launch of ONErpm’s new offices mark the company’s latest efforts to boost its global presence after launching a music publishing administration service for clients called ONE Publishing last year.
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