Frank Rodi (AU)
Frank Rodi is a music industry innovator, music rights specialist and internationally renowned expert on music recognition technologies.
He is the driving force behind the implementation of the first music recognition technologies in nightclubs and festivals throughout Australia and NZ, which has led to more effective distribution practices for electronic & dance music writers, composers and music publishers. These practices are now being adopted by other music organisations around the world.
Frank also worked closely with Pioneer DJ’s KUVO technology and music recognition technology specialists DJ Monitor to facilitate more effective ways to help artists get paid, if their music is played by a DJ.
Previously, Frank worked for the Australasian collective management organization (CMO) APRA AMCOS, specialising in digital music licensing, innovation and business development. He established the policy framework in Australia and New Zealand for the licensing of new digital music services and negotiated deals with the likes of Apple Music, Spotify, Beatport and YouTube.
During the first part of his career, Frank was a successful DJ and broadcaster. He created Australia's first television program which focused on dance and electronic music (Alchemy – SBS-TV), along with a nightly radio version andalso worked on the national youth broadcast station triple j (ABC Radio).