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Ben Kihnel

Director of Business Development
Portland, Oregon
A 15-year veteran of the music industry, Ben Kihnel is a former performing musician, record label owner, and digital music strategist. Previously the Director of Partner and Label Relations at independent music distributor CD Baby, Kihnel is currently the Director of Business Development at Rumblefish, the leading music micro-licensing and YouTube monetization company.

Rumblefish is the world leader in music micro-licensing and online video monetization. Its micro-licensing platform allows social video networks, video applications and marketplaces to offer music functionality on web, tablet and mobile offerings, providing access to the world’s largest copyright-cleared music catalog of more than 5 million copyrights. The company makes music for online social video easy and legal, and has had over 75 million videos use its music tracks, resulting in 1.5 billion YouTube views per month and millions of dollars in royalties for its artists. Rumblefish clients include YouTube, Shutterstock, Google, Tango, Vimeo, SocialCam, Vizify, and WeVideo; and partners include CD Baby and APM. The company has offices in Portland OR, San Francisco and Los Angeles.