ONErpm, a global leader in music distribution solutions and label services, announces its expansion into the Australian, New Zealand, and Southeast Asian markets with the hire of executive Rick Butterworth at the helm. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Butterworth will oversee the business development of these markets and report directly to ONErpm’s CEO Emmanuel Zunz.
Butterworth joins ONErpm as Director of Business Development for Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia. Bringing over 20 years of experience inh international and digital marketing to ONErpm, Butterworth continues to be a driving force behind the evolution and expansion of digital platforms in the market, with a focus that extends internationally. 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, Butterworth spent 8 years as a Business Development Consultant with Ingrooves Music Group. During his time with Ingrooves, Butterworth signed and worked with EDM label OneLove (Shouse), Common Folk Records (Ziggy Alberts), New Zealand reggae legends Katachfire, The Chats, The Screaming Jets, and more.
“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.” Butterworth shares. “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 shares, “Rick Butterworth’s extensive experience working in the Australian, New Zealand, and Southeast Asian 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.”
Founded in 2010, ONErpm is a global music company with 26 offices and studios in 16 countries. Encompassing distribution, label solutions, content production, publishing, and an innovative marketing group that includes in-house advertising and influencer agencies, ONErpm has a proven track record of providing local and global support to artists and creators at any stage of their careers.
ONErpm’s proprietary technology offers creators and content owners alike a multitude of distribution/supply chain tools, business intelligence, accounting, and global payment solutions, facilitating day-to-day operations in an increasingly complex, global, and dynamic music business environment. With an eye toward maximizing the value of music, ONErpm is a leader in new revenue opportunities and operates one of the largest YouTube Multi-Channel Networks (MCN), whose channels collectively generate over 11 billion views every month.