7digital appoints Paul Langworthy as Chief Operating Officer
London, UK, September 30 2015 – 7digital, a leading global digital music and radio platform, today announced the appointment of Paul Langworthy as Chief Operating Officer. Previously 7digital’s VP Operations, Paul is promoted with immediate effect and will assume responsibility for organising the business to meet its strategic goals and objectives.
Paul joined 7digital in April 2013 and has become a driving force in the company’s operations. Initially managing the company’s content supply chain, he later took leadership of 7digital’s Client Operations teams. Paul also oversees operations within the Production businesses that became part of 7digital Group plc following the 2014 merger with UBC Media.
With 15 years of experience in digital and content operations, Paul has worked across all aspects of the digital supply chain including metadata, rights, scheduling, asset management and distribution. Prior to 7digital, Paul oversaw Content Operations at digital TV service YouView. He also spent over nine years with Universal Music Group within the label’s International Digital Supply Chain Management division.
Simon Cole, Chief Executive, said: “This newly-created role of COO is one for which Paul is well-suited and we are delighted to be able to promote from within. 7digital are fortunate to benefit from what London mayor Boris Johnson has called the capital’s ‘unparalleled talent pool’, with a team of gifted and creative digital workers under Paul’s direction”.
Paul commented on his new role: “I’m looking forward to supporting 7digital through its next period of rapid growth and development. Over the coming months, there will continue to be a strong focus on the core of the business – our platform – as we further develop and strengthen it, while also executing on our ambitious roadmap”.