ONErpm, a global leader in music distribution solutions and label services, will expand into the AUSTRALIAN, NEW ZEALAND and SOUTHEAST ASIAN markets by naming RICK BUTTERWORTH Director/Business Development to oversee these markets. The BRISBANE-based executive will report to ONErpm CEO EMMANUEL ZUNZ.
Bringing over 20 years of experience in international and digital marketing to ONErpm, BUTTERWORTH began his career at independent label SHOCK RECORDS, before founding and running STUBBLE RECORDS and DINNER FOR WOLVES. Butterworth honed his international marketing skills with THE ORCHARD, where he opened their first international office and developed their presence in the SOUTHEAST ASIAN market. Most recently, he spent eight years as a Business Development Consultant with INGROOVES MUSIC GROUP. During his time there, BUTTERWORTH signed and worked with EDM label ONELOVE (SHOUSE), COMMON FOLK RECORDS (ZIGGY ALBERTS), KIWI reggae legends KATACHFIRE, THE CHATS, THE SCREAMING JETS and others.
Commented BUTTERWORTH, “I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with a truly independent company again. ONErpm’s focus on how best to deliver results for our amazing indie labels and artists is unparalleled. ONErpm’s platform technology is by far the best I’ve seen in the business, combined with their dedicated label services team of international marketing experts. I am thrilled to be joining the team.”
ONErpm CEO EMMANUEL ZUNZ added, “RICK BUTTERWORTH’s extensive experience working in these markets, particularly his focus on and ability to develop and expand international business, is incredibly exciting for ONErpm. His understanding of ONErpm’s vision and new platform technology, coupled with his ability to identify and develop talent, marks an exciting start to ONErpm’s offerings in the market.”