Our Team

TuneCore is operated by some of the brightest minds and most passionate people in the music and tech industries, all united by a mission of supporting independent artists everywhere.

Meet Our Leadership

Scott Ackerman

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Ackerman

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Ackerman is the CEO of TuneCore, and serves on its Board of Directors.

Scott received his B.A. in Business Communications from Pepperdine University, and his J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University. He has held executive operations positions at American Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and US Airways, and served as the VP for Customer Care and Call Centers at Orbitz. Scott then took on the position of VP of Customer Service at eHarmony where, in 2009, his department earned Customer Service Department of the Year from the American Business Association.

Scott joined TuneCore as Senior VP of Customer Care in 2010, and became Chief Operating Officer that same year. In 2012, he was promoted to the position of President, and in 2014 he was appointed CEO. In that time, Scott has overseen the expansion of TuneCore’s digital store partnerships and affiliate Artist Services programs, as well as TuneCore’s 2015 acquisition by Believe Digital. During Scott’s tenure, TuneCore has also opened new offices in Atlanta, Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, France, Germany, Japan, and the UK.

Matt Barrington

Chief Financial Officer

Matt Barrington

Chief Financial Officer

Matt joined TuneCore in 2010 from TBWA (an Omnicom company) where he served as Financial Systems Manager and developed and implemented the strategic plan for TBWA’s North America Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation. Prior to joining TBWA, he held a similar position with Agency.com, who was the industry leader in interactive marketing.

Matt started his financial career with Guy Carpenter & Co. (a Marsh & McLennan Company) as an Accountant. Over his nine-year tenure, he took on increasingly complex projects and responsibilities, culminating in his role as an Assistant Vice President in the Corporate Finance department. Matt holds a double MBA in Financial Management and Information Systems from Pace University and a BS degree in Business Communications & Management from Adelphi University.

Neil Bhay

Vice President, Technology

Neil Bhay

Vice President, Technology

Neil Bhay joined TuneCore with 19 years of project & technical leadership experience in a variety of start-ups and established corporations.  He has demonstrated successful execution and inspiring supervision over the last decade creating cutting-edge consumer experiences and building the teams supporting them at Viacom, HBO, WebMD and PSLGroup.

Most recently, Neil was Vice President of Technology at Viacom.  Neil oversaw the technology vision of Viacom’s web and native solutions streaming episodic video and live award-presentation events for well-known brands consumed by the millions including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1.

Neil is excited to bring to Tunecore his passion for delivering technology solutions that work best for the individuals using them and his first hand experience as a musician with his acoustic grunge band which performs live in the vibrant New York city music scene.  Neil holds an MS in Information Systems from NYU and a BA in Economics from Brandeis University.

Sean Daley

Director, Operations

Sean Daley

Director, Operations

Sean Daley oversees the Customer Care and Content Review & Rights Administration teams. 

After receiving his BA in Rhetoric & Popular Music from SUNY Binghamton, Sean joined the TuneCore team as an Artist Support Specialist. Sean rose through the ranks of the Operations team, moving up to the Lead Agent of Artist Support, then Manager of Customer Care, Manager of Operations and now Director of Operations. 

As Director of Operations, Sean strives to provide current and prospective customers best-in-class customer care, as well as keeping his team up-to-date on new store features and  partnerships, and making sure TuneCore is delivering content to stores that adheres to their strict formatting and style guidelines.

Sean takes pride in representing TuneCore’s customer base when it comes to working across the different departments of the company (Product, Technology, Marketing, etc.) to make sure we’re launching the best products and services we can for our artists.

Sean performed in Punk and Hardcore bands throughout high school and college.

Kedar Frederic

Vice President, Business Development

Kedar Frederic

Vice President, Business Development

Kedar Frederic is the Vice President of our Business Development team.

Kedar earned his BA from Bridgewater State College and brings a great understanding of emerging trends in the music industry landscape. Before joining TuneCore, he co-founded HardHill Media and the artist discovery service DropKloud. He also served as the Vice President of Sales & Business Development for Melville Candy Corporation, helping to grow the business to millions in revenue with key accounts including Starbucks, Macy’s, and 7-Eleven.

With TuneCore, he builds and nurtures relationships with existing and new technology companies around the industry, while consistently vetting each opportunity for partnership potential or possible acquisition.

Kedar also has a rich history in music production. He built and ran two studios, a promotional company, and managed R&B and hip-hop talent on the East Coast. He also continues to be a songwriter and produce for independent artists.

Andreea Gleeson

Chief Marketing Officer

Andreea Gleeson

Chief Marketing Officer

Andreea Gleeson serves as TuneCore’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Andreea received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from Pace University. Prior to joining TuneCore, Andreea had a successful 11-year career at Lord & Taylor, most recently serving as Divisional Vice President of Marketing where she led the omni-channel marketing strategy for the entire department store chain. During her time at Lord & Taylor and its sister store, Hudson’s Bay Company, Andreea also held multiple leadership roles within the eCommerce team, where she drove the digital strategy and grew the Lord & Taylor and Hudson’s Bay sites from the ground up, surpassing the sales volumes of the flagship stores for both chains.

Andreea joined TuneCore as VP of Marketing and Product in 2015 and became the Chief Marketing Officer in March 2016. In her role, Andreea is responsible for TuneCore’s global multi-channel marketing initiatives, focused on customer growth and retention, overseeing all marketing including acquisition (SEM, Display, Affiliates, and SEO), retention (email, social media, and site content/blog) marketing analysis (CRM and analytics) and branding (creative, public relations, and events).

Andreea is proud of her continued work in supporting artists and giving them the education and tools they need to be independently successful. She has greatly expanded educational resources through projects like our regular Music Made Me podcast, blogs from industry experts, and an expanding catalogue of educational materials like guides and tutorial videos.

Shelby Kennedy

Vice President, Entertainment Relations

Shelby Kennedy

Vice President, Entertainment Relations

As a music industry veteran, Shelby Kennedy continues to utilize his passion for developing music creators. During his tenure at Lyric Street Records, Kennedy’s involvement with SheDaisy and Rascal Flatts firmly established the label. He also introduced Alan Jackson to then bourgeoning label Arista Nashville. In the recording studio, he works from both sides of the glass as a producer and a background vocalist. As a writer, Kennedy’s first cut was recorded by Ray Charles, and he counts Reba McEntire’s “I’m A Survivor” among his favorite triumphs. Graduating from Belmont University in 1985, he received the inaugural Mike Curb School of Music Business Award of Excellence in 1996. He is a rare executive to have served writer and publisher relations for both ASCAP and BMI. He has been an adjunct professor for the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University and has served on Nashville’s Board of Governors for the Recording Academy as well as the Board of Directors for NSAI. He hails from a musical family: his mother sang on The Louisiana Hayride; his father is legendary producer and Hall of Fame musician Jerry Kennedy; his brothers, Gordon and Bryan, are award winning songwriters; his wife, Sheri formerly served sales and marketing at Capitol Records in Nashville and their son, Gavin is an instrumental artist/composer. Kennedy currently serves as Vice President, Entertainment Relations for TuneCore where he cultivates relationships to serve today’s music creators in areas of digital distribution, publishing administration, and other career-building services.

Nicholas Krus

Director, Marketing Acquisition & Analytics

Nicholas Krus

Director, Marketing Acquisition & Analytics

Nicholas leads the Acquisition Marketing Team as Director of Acquisition and Analytics.

Nicholas received his Bachelor of Economics and Mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University. He then worked as an Analyst at Warner Music Group before starting at TuneCore.

Nicholas oversees the customer acquisition and marketing analytics at TuneCore, helping spread awareness about TuneCore’s best-in-class music services, and provides guidance and strategy across various cross-team initiatives. He is most proud of his work accelerating the brand awareness of TuneCore’s services around the world. 

Nicholas had a brief try at being a touring musician, but called it quits after sleeping in the tour van one too many times.

Andrew Migdail

Vice President, Operations

Andrew Migdail

Vice President, Operations

Andrew Migdail is TuneCore’s Vice President of Operations.

He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining TuneCore as the Director of Legal Administration, Andrew built up a wealth of knowledge in the entertainment industry working as an assistant at William Morris Endeavor and then a Paralegal at Sloss Eckhouse LawCo LLP.

Andrew’s expansive role includes leading TuneCore’s Customer Care Department, Content Review & Rights Administration and Legal Administration teams. He oversees everything from reviewing critical key performance indicators in improving customer support to working with the Product and Technology teams to address technical issues affecting our artists.

With TuneCore, Andrew is proudest of leading his department to fully, and very nimbly, update our customer care technology solutions and finding valuable team members during his time at the head of Human Resources.

Gillian Morris

Vice President, Music Publishing & Sync

Gillian Morris

Vice President, Music Publishing & Sync

Gillian Morris serves as TuneCore’s Vice President of Music Publishing & Sync.

Earning a BA from Middlebury College has launched Gillian into an expansive career in both the recorded music and music publishing businesses. Before coming to TuneCore, she headed up the North American Creative, Business Affairs, and Operations Departments for Blue Mountain Music Publishing. Prior to that, Gillian created and oversaw the Publishing division and the Film & TV licensing and soundtrack album businesses for Wind-Up Entertainment.

At TuneCore, Gillian oversees our Publishing Administration business and the thousands of artists who take advantage of this service. She leads TuneCore’s publishing business strategies, product optimization, and works tirelessly with all of our partners to maximize money making opportunities for our songwriters. Additionally, she manages TuneCore’s sync licensing department which places our songwriters’ music in film, television, advertising, and other media.

Gillian’s incredible work at TuneCore has allowed our independent artists to benefit tremendously from the growth of the publishing industry and earn millions in sync revenue.

Natalie Roger

Human Resources Manager

Natalie Roger

Human Resources Manager

Natalie Roger serves in the Human Resources Department of TuneCore as Human Resources Manager. Natalie received her BA in Advertising with a Minor in Communication Studies from the University of Oregon. Prior to starting at TuneCore, Natalie was first a People Operations Specialist at Everyday Health, and most recently an HR & Talent Specialist at Mashable. Natalie manages recruitment and onboarding, training, career development, benefits administration, compliance, policies and procedures, company culture, and employee relations.

Our Mission

TuneCore's mission is to offer cutting-edge distribution and publishing technologies, innovative artist tools and best-in-class services that empower artists, labels and managers to reach worldwide audiences, maximize their music sales revenue and  access the tools they need to grow and sustain their careers without surrendering their independence.

Join the Team

Customer Care Team

Our Artist Support Specialists work directly with TuneCore artists via email and phone to help them distribute their music online, answer all TuneCore related questions, and resolve any issues they have with their music or services.  

Content Review & Rights Specialist Team

Content Review & Rights Administration Specialists review new releases for proper formatting and quality, work to ensure that rights are properly administered for TuneCore content, and administer sound recording rights in YouTube’s Content ID system.  

Our Offices

London, UK

NATHAN BARLEY PHILLIPS

Manager, Entertainment Relations - UK

Prior to his recent appointment at Believe Music as Entertainment Relations Manager for TuneCore UK, Nathan Barley Phillips formed Basick Records in 2005 and set about the task of developing a forward thinking record label for heavy music. Releasing early material from emerging UK bands such as Enter Shikari and Fellsilent, the BASICK label soon became synonymous with the cutting edge of heavy genres, going on to release music from Misery Signals, Bury Tomorrow, SikTh, Skyharbor, Devil Sold His Soul and Napoleon among many others.

Now a fully-fledged international record label nominated three times in a row for a Metal Hammer Golden God Award, BASICK continues to be one of the forerunners in its field.

On top of his day to day duties with TuneCore, Barley also holds a seat on the board at the Association Of Independent Music (AIM); a trade body organisation based in the UK that represents over 800 music companies, from some of the largest and most respected independent record labels in the world, to small start-ups and individual artists releasing their own music for the very first time.

Brooklyn, NY

TuneCore's Main Office

Brooklyn has always been known as both a home and a source of inspiration for countless independent artists throughout the years. That's why ever since we launched our original website back in 2006, no place has felt more like home to TuneCore than Brooklyn, New York.

TuneCore has always fostered a special relationship with the Brooklyn and greater New York City artistic community. Through local events, live shows, and lots of memories, we're proud of all the opportunities we've had to connect with a place that has influenced so many of the artists we love.

While TuneCore has continued to expand around the world, our main base of operations remains right where it all began.

Nashville, TN

SHELBY KENNEDY

Vice President, Entertainment Relations

As a music industry veteran, Shelby Kennedy continues to utilize his passion for developing music creators. During his tenure at Lyric Street Records, Kennedy's involvement with SheDaisy and Rascal Flatts firmly established the label. He also introduced Alan Jackson to then bourgeoning label Arista Nashville. In the recording studio, he works from both sides of the glass as a producer and a background vocalist. As a writer, Kennedy's first cut was recorded by Ray Charles, and he counts Reba McEntire's "I'm A Survivor" among his favorite triumphs. Graduating from Belmont University in 1985, he received the inaugural Mike Curb School of Music Business Award of Excellence in 1996. He is a rare executive to have served writer and publisher relations for both ASCAP and BMI. He has been an adjunct professor for the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University and has served on Nashville’s Board of Governors for the Recording Academy as well as the Board of Directors for NSAI.

He hails from a musical family: his mother sang on The Louisiana Hayride; his father is legendary producer and Hall of Fame musician Jerry Kennedy; his brothers, Gordon and Bryan, are award winning songwriters; his wife, Sheri formerly served sales and marketing at Capitol Records in Nashville and their son, Gavin is an instrumental artist/composer.

Kennedy currently serves as Vice President, Entertainment Relations for TuneCore where he cultivates relationships to serve today’s music creators in areas of digital distribution, publishing administration, and other career-building services.

Austin, TX

AMY LOMBARDI

Director, Entertainment Relations

Amy Lombardi, Director, Entertainment Relations, leads TuneCore’s office in Austin, TX working closely with artists and music industry professionals while increasing the brand's presence throughout Texas. Amy began her music industry career in NYC at A&M Records. She joined the Artist Relations department at Warner Bros. Records before settling into a publicist role for the label, working with R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Van Halen and Seal. At Nasty Little Man  PR, Amy was a publicist for Neko Case, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Beastie Boys, among others, and then founded the boutique PR firm, Call Girl PR, in Chicago where she created and executed breakout PR campaigns for The New Pornographers, Alejandro Escovedo and Neko Case, and introduced new audiences to seminal artists such as Wire, Jandek and Jimmy Martin. Around the same time, Amy also founded and led the talent management firm Beekeeper Corp., home to three-time Grammy-nominee Neko Case, singer Kelly Hogan, singer/songwriter Cass McCombs, indie dance trio My Gold Mask, and Americana duo, Escondido. Amy is on the board of the Austin Music Foundation and an Advisory Board Member for Black Fret. 

Amy saw Queen live and immediately developed a crush on Freddie Mercury, a fun fact that will only matter to people who know who they are.

Atlanta, GA

JONCIER RIENECKER

Manager, Entertainment Relations

As Manager, Entertainment Relations at TuneCore, Joncier is responsible for establishing and nurturing client relations throughout the Atlanta region, an obligation befitting of her down-to-earth and funny personality. 

Joncier attended Ithaca College, obtaining her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and Journalism. While earning her Bachelor of Arts, her taste grew for pursuing a career in the music business. Her appetite began with Radio Broadcasting and she worked as On-Air Talent for the institution’s station, 92 WICB-FM. By the time she graduated, she had ascended to the position of Urban Director for the station. After graduation, she held on-air positions for a few Internet radio stations in New York City, before working for ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). She began as Receptionist for the Membership Department in 2007, where she put her writing skills to use, eventually becoming editor of online/print content for the Rhythm & Soul Department. In 2010, she was promoted to Membership Representative for the Rhythm & Soul Department, servicing members within the southeast U.S. region. In 2015, Joncier was promoted again to Associate Director for the Rhythm & Soul Department and was tasked with overseeing the Gospel division – a special responsibility given due to her personal attention on the market. Following a successful 9-year tenure at ASCAP, in 2016, Joncier transitioned to TuneCore.

Joncier met former pro basketball player, Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal in Guitar Center and he gifted her with her first DJ controller.

New Orleans, LA

ERIN FRANKENHEIMER

Manager, Entertainment Relations

Erin Frankenheimer is a graduate of Tulane University with dual degrees in English and Communications. She worked for Entercom New Orleans after graduating and co-created and launched a late night show, "The Conduit," focusing on new music discovery. She then spent a year as an A&R representative for Columbia Records, later returning to Entercom New Orleans, where she produced and hosted her own new music radio show on B97-FM, "Face the Music." In addition to hosting/producing a radio show, and managing musicians, Erin also worked as the Director of Youth Programs for The Tipitina's Foundation before returning to Los Angeles in 2010. There she assumed the role of VP of A&R at Amazing Radio, A UK based radio station that features new and emerging artists, until 2014 when she took a job with Live Nation in New Orleans as the Marketing Manager for Louisiana & Mississippi. Frankenheimer is now the Entertainment Relations Manager for Tunecore's new, New Orleans office.

When Erin and her husband said, “I Do” at their wedding, Big Freedia stood up shouted, “you already know!”

Paris, France

MATHIEU ROUSSELOT

Director, Entertainment Relations

After a Master's degree at the Toulouse Business School, Mathieu decided to combine his passion for music and his professional career by turning to the music industry. Following his studies, in 2008, he first worked at Wagram as Marketing Project Manager, then joined the distributor IDOL in 2010 where he was in charge of the global Trade Marketing and was also Label Manager (Kitsuné, Infiné, Ubisoft Music...).

In 2012, he joined the Deezer teams where he supervised the commercial relations with all independent distributors and the acquisition of new catalogues. He then developed the Deezer Business Department.

In 2016, Mathieu joined TuneCore where he was first in charge of the company's development in French-speaking countries, then in Italy, before overseeing all European territories since 2018.