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News |  14 Dec 2010 16:25 |  By Avani_Bheda

Mandar Thakur to join Times Music as COO

MUMBAI: Mandar Thakur is set to join Times Music as Chief Operating Officer (COO) from Wednesday, the 15th of December. Confirming the development to, Thakur said, I am delighted to join Times Music, and will be working closely with the Times Music team and I look forward to unlocking the hidden value within the various areas of the music business....

Thakur was, till recently, General Manager of Soundbuzz, Asia/India's largest Online and Mobile  Music distribution company, where he held responsibility for the India market for the group. Motorola acquired Soundbuzz in 2008, and after having concluded a successful transition and his commitments, Mandar moved on to pursue other interests in mid-2009. At Soundbuzz, Mandar and his colleagues  were  the visionaries responsible for pioneering  the Asian/Indian Digital Music landscape and were the people behind several â€?firsts' in the digital business in Asia and India.

Prior to Soundbuzz , Thakur was part of the set-up- and  India management  team of the pioneering  24-hour Asian music television station Channel [V] ( part of the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporation's Star TV), and before that, worked in Hong Kong with The Entertainment Co./ Media Bank Group in the concert promotion business.