Olly Barnes

Olly Barnes

Webit Speaker, Vice President Music at Rdio

Oliver Barnes, Vice President, Music and Business Development for Rdio, a music streaming service from the team behind Skype, which is currently live in 60 countries.

Formerly Director, Digital Business within Universal Music Group's Global Digital Business team. Responsible for deal making on behalf of the worlds most valuable music catalog

During 2012, also led the formation of a new Universal Music company in Africa called The Kleek - Africa's first continent wide music streaming service

Previously, founder of the first interactive music format 'U-MYX' which signed global partnerships with Warner Music and EMI, won the UK's largest government R&D Grant in 2006, attracted international sponsorship deals from Burger King, Vodafone, Tic Tacs and more, was loved by hundreds of artists, millions of users and very nearly worked

14 year music career with a proven track record in deal making, creating new music formats and revenue models, raising capital, lobbying government and championing the value of recorded music