Frank Rodi (AU)
Frank Rodi is the Innovation lead within APRA AMCOS’ Research & Development team and the organisation’s Electronic Music Specialist. He is the driving force behind the implementation of music recognition technology in nightclubs and festivals throughout Australia and developing more effective distribution practices for electronic and dance music writers, composers and music publishers. Frank also worked closely with Pioneer DJ to evolve their KUVO technology to also help artists get paid, if their music is played by a DJ. In his previous role as Online Licensing Manager, Frank established policy frameworks in Australia and New Zealand for the licensing of new digital music services and negotiated deals with services such as iTunes, Spotify, Beatport, YouTube and Vevo. Before joining APRA AMCOS, Frank worked as a broadcaster and DJ. He created the first electronic music show on free-to-air TV in Australia (Alchemy for SBS Television) and worked at the ABC’s triple j as an announcer and producer. As a DJ, he has played at nightclubs and festivals across Australia.