Chris Maltese Joins Vydia as Director of Label and Artist Relations

Music industry veteran Chris Maltese has joined music technology platform Vydia as director of label and artist relations.

In this new role, Maltese will manage a Label & Artist Relations team, located on both coasts, while assisting with client acquisition and onboarding.

He will also work with the sales support team to perform due diligence and work cross-functionally with legal and finance to structure content investment deals.

“I’m beyond excited to join the growing team at Vydia to continue connecting and serving independent labels and artists at a high level.”

Chris Maltese, Vydia

Discussing the new role, Maltese said, “I’m beyond excited to join the growing team at Vydia to continue connecting and serving independent labels and artists at a high level. Vydia’s unique approach to adding value to its customers in a crowded industry, along with its modern solutions for the creator community, puts the company in a unique position to succeed. I am grateful to Roy (CEO/Co-Founder), Mark (SVP Label & Artist Relations) and the rest of the team for allowing me to actively contribute to their mission.

Prior to joining the Vydia team, Maltese served as Head of Artist Services, US at Believe, the Parisian parent company of TuneCore, where he launched the PIVTL Projects imprint and signed artists Charlotte Sands, Marc E. Bassy, ​​Afro B, and more.

Prior to his tenure there, he was an artist management partner at Primary Wave, while simultaneously acting as managing director of record label Cure8. Additionally, Maltese spent nearly a decade as a senior writer/producer at MTV before establishing his own management agency, Maltese Management, leading singer-songwriter Secondhand Serenade to multi-platinum success.


Vydia is a music service and distribution platform that works with labels and independent artists.

Since December 2021, Vydia has been a preferred monetization partner of Audiomack, the fast-growing music streaming platform that recently registered 20 million monthly users, nearly a decade after its inception in 2012.

In March 2021, Vydia announced that it had partnered with Royalty Exchange to use their online marketplace to fund advances for independent artists and labels who use Vydia.The music industry around the world