INTERLUDE NAMES BRIAN HARRIS FRANK
AS PRESIDENT OF INTERLUDE MUSIC
LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2015 – Interlude, a media and technology company taking a revolutionary approach to digital storytelling, has appointed Brian Harris Frank to the newly created position of President of Interlude Music.
“We create new ways for fans to connect directly with artists—it’s a core pillar of Interlude,” said Yoni Bloch, founder and CEO at Interlude. “Brian gets it. He gets our vision. He shares our passion for harnessing the interactive nature of today’s media devices. And he has a long history as a music industry innovator. So our hopes are high! We’re excited for him to push the envelope here at Interlude.”
“Joining Interlude is the best way for me to serve, support and grow the artistic community and to help move the music industry forward,” Frank continued. “I share the Interlude team’s belief in helping to connect fans to the artists they love and I look forward to working with talent, labels, managers and other partners in my new role.”
Frank joins Interlude from Warner Bros. Records, where he was Executive Vice President, Marketing & Strategy. During his tenure, Frank managed all aspects of marketing and artist relations for the label and oversaw releases for The Black Keys, Tom Petty, Prince, Robert Plant, and Linkin Park, among others. Frank also co-developed Warner’s collaboration with Stanford University, “Creativity: Music To My Ears” featuring Nate Ruess from fun.,Tegan & Sara and Josh Groban.
Frank previously served as Global Head of Content & Executive Vice President for Beats Music, the digital streaming service he co-created and developed alongside Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. Beats Music was acquired by Apple, Inc. in May 2014.
Prior to Beats Music, Frank was Head of Rock & Alternative Marketing at Interscope Records. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Vice President of Corporate Development for streaming music startup, Soundbreak, and has held positions at Ticketmaster, BMG Entertainment and Atlantic Records.
Interlude is a media and technology company that creates and distributes premium interactive video content using its patented technology platform, which makes video itself interactive. Interlude introduces an element of magic to storytelling, creating an addictive, personalized viewing experience that is different every time. It’s self-serve authoring suite, Treehouse, allows anyone to create an interactive video– from enthusiasts to musicians to cinematographers to leading brands. Partners and clients include Warner Music Group, Disney, Nickelodeon, Pepsi, Lincoln Motor Company, Shell, L’Oreal and more. Founded by Israeli musician Yoni Bloch and his band, Interlude is backed by Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, NEA, Marker and Innovation Endeavors. Interlude has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv. For more information, visit www.interlude.fm.