Willard Ahdritz

Christman, Ed
July 2008
Billboard;7/5/2008, Vol. 120 Issue 27, p25
Trade Publication
An interview with Kobalt Music founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Willard Ahdritz is presented. Ahdritz describes how is he and his company are unique from competitors. Ahdritz provides his assessment of the future of the digital music industry. Ahdritz also assesses the Royalty Window.com system that competitor Universal Music Publishing has announced.


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