Former MySpace Music president Courtney Holt, who vacated the position earlier this year, has landed a new gig as COO at content production company Maker Studios.
According to AllThingsD, Holt has been in an advisory role at Maker since sometime during the summer, and the site describes Maker as focusing on the creation of “Internet-only videos using better shared production tools, [to] distribute and cross-promote them via a myriad of channels on YouTube and make money using the Google unit’s advertising system.” Co-founder Dan Zappin told AllThingsD that Holt had been a presence at the company for a while, and that the plan is to continue to grow YouTube content while also focusing on the growing mobile market. Zappin added that it was “time to formalize the relationship” between Holt and the start-up.
“It’s a natural fit to work with a great team and a natural evolution for me. Being able to create an ecosystem of talent, distribution and production is a perfect storm of opportunity.”
Maker has nabbed $4 million from Greycroft Partners and GRP Partners in funding, and now has 140 employees.