Why did you decide to join The MLC Board?
"The MLC encapsulates the principles of what my career has been founded on: Creators/Songwriters, Artists, technology, transparency, and a robust music marketplace that allows for new entrepreneurs to have a clear path to licensing and paying songwriters, and focused on driving a more diverse and healthy music marketplace."
What most excites you about building The MLC?
"Seeing the win-win of songwriters paid more accurately, and digital services having a simplified structure to launch new exciting products (and iterate on existing ones) in the market.”
Name a favorite song that has special meaning to you, why it is meaningful to you, and the name(s) of the songwriters who wrote it.
“’Chameleon’ by Herbie Hancock. Songwriters: Herbie Hancock, Bennie Maupin, Harvey Mason, Paul Jackson. It's the most grooviest classic that celebrates life, and the song was my favorite tune to jam to when growing up as a young saxophone player. Herbie is a national treasure.”
Bob Bruderman serves as executive vice president, global digital partnerships, at Kobalt Music Group. He is responsible for leading the digital commercial partnership, strategy, and licensing efforts globally for Kobalt Publishing and AWAL (a Kobalt company), working with a wide range of start-up digital services as well as with established players, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, SiriusXM/Pandora, Soundcloud, Spotify, and YouTube, among many more. He also works closely with a number of industry groups to ensure the intellectual property interests of songwriters and artists are protected. He is a founding member of the DDEX Licensing Group. Prior to joining Kobalt in 2013, Bruderman held a wide range of roles during his 11 years at Sony Music Entertainment. He plays saxophone and guitar in his spare time and is an avid fan of live music. He graduated from the University of Miami.