Washington Post’s Miki Toliver King named president of Genius talk platform

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The lyrics platform Genius has hired Miki Toliver King as president.

King will be responsible for the overall management of the company’s revenue, content and audience operations and overseeing its B2B / B2C marketing functions.

Genius, which has more than 100 million users worldwide, 2 million contributors and 9 million YouTube subscribers, claims to be “the world’s largest musical encyclopedia.”

King will join Genius in the second quarter of 2021 and will work alongside its co-founder and CEO, Tom Lehman, to manage the company’s long-term growth and success, the company said.

Ilan Zechory, co-founder and former chairman of Genius, will remain on the company’s board of directors, where he will continue to be involved in the company’s strategic plans.

With over 15 years of media and marketing experience, King has been joining Genius since The Washington Post, where she currently serves as Director of Marketing, overseeing subscription growth marketing, branding, licensing and business development.

Since starting his tenure at the publisher in early 2016, King has led the Marketing, Audience Engagement and Business Development teams, helping to To postexponential growth in digital subscriptions.

Before joining The Washington Post, King was Executive Vice President of Operations at POLITICO, where she launched the company’s first paid subscription product, POLITICO Pro, and created the organization’s sales training and talent acquisition teams.

She began her career leading business development and marketing teams at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC, then moved to the role of Director of Business Development at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

She also serves on the board of directors of the International Foundation for Women in Media and the Corporate Advisory Board of So Others Might Eat, a non-profit organization committed to helping vulnerable and homeless people in Washington, DC.

Genius investors include Andreessen Horowitz, owner of Quicken Loans and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert, and artists Eminem, Nas and Pharrell Williams.

“I’m excited to take advantage of Genius’ unique market position to present the lyrics and stories behind the music. It is a privilege to join and lead this exceptional team.

Miki Toliver King

Miki Toliver King, new president of Genius, added, “In times of great evolution, challenge or triumph, music has the power to inspire us, enrich us and propel us forward.

“Never has there been a more important time for the work of artists and creators to echo around the world, with Genius as the engine.

“I am honored to leverage my commitment throughout my career to connect audiences to the content they value most.

“I’m excited to take advantage of Genius’ unique market position to present the lyrics and stories behind the music. It is a privilege to join and lead this exceptional team.

“Miki’s track record of transformational change in digital businesses makes her the ideal leader to take Genius to our next phase. “

Tom Lehman, genius

Said Tom Lehman, co-founder and CEO of Genius, added, “Miki’s track record of transformational change in digital businesses makes her the ideal leader to take Genius to our next phase.

“Hearing Miki’s vision for Genius and our community of artists, creators and fans excites me in a way that is reminiscent of our early days as a company.

“After twelve years, I feel like we are back on the starting line.Music trade around the world

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