Final August, a supply knowledgeable DMN that Noah Becker, previously the president of AdRev, was a cooperating witness in a federal investigation into the MediaMuv royalties rip-off. Now, with one of many scheme’s perpetrators having been sentenced to 70 months behind bars (his confederate will likely be sentenced subsequent month), Becker has seemingly escaped culpability – and landed a gig effectively outdoors the music trade.
As reported in June, Jose Teran, who had accepted a plea deal in February, was handed a 70-month jail sentence (according to the federal government’s suggestion) for his half within the much-publicized MediaMuv rip-off. All advised, he and his accomplice within the illicit operation, which noticed the 2 falsely declare possession of roughly 50,000 (mainly Spanish-language) songs, raked in roughly $23 million in royalties that weren’t theirs, per their signed plea agreements.
And whereas the duo’s sentencing – to not point out the logistical hurdles related to delivering a portion of the stolen royalties to victims – has been making headlines as of late, the skilled standing of the aforesaid Noah Becker has largely been flying below the radar.
MediaMuv had tapped AdRev to gather the royalties on the middle of the rip-off, and a complete report from Billboard painted a less-than-flattering image of Becker’s alleged function in overlooking issues about (and persevering with to work with) MediaMuv.
Though the AdRev co-founder departed the enterprise in August of 2022, on the heels of a nine-month stint as a “strategic advisor,” he doesn’t seem to have commented publicly on the circumstances surrounding his exit. However along with having seemingly averted culpability – one supply described him as a cooperating witness, as highlighted – The Nest Society board member is now spearheading a non-music enterprise endeavor.
In response to his LinkedIn profile, Becker is the CEO of and lead investor in nutrigaZm, billed as “the world’s first hemp primarily based, small batch protein powder produced from ONLY entire meals, superfood, adaptogenic substances.” The identical web page reveals that Becker began within the place in August of 2022 and co-founded the protein-powder firm with DIY Public Relations president Kaytee Lengthy Becker in addition to one Sebastian Roberts.
Retailing for a cool $99.99 per 32-ounce bag for the “Darkish German Techno Chocolate” selection, this vegan powder accommodates “11 of the world’s strongest superfoods” and “could assist” with weight reduction and far else, per nutrigaZm’s web site. Bringing the main target again to AdRev, Downtown earlier in 2023 quietly folded the division into its FUGA distributor – “Adrev (a part of FUGA),” reads the entity’s up to date LinkedIn title.
And former AdRev SVP of operations Andrew Korn, who Billboard mentioned had “advised federal investigators he was appearing on the directive of Becker” when it got here to entreating “YouTube to routinely verify MediaMuv’s claimed copyrights in bulk,” now holds the identical place at FUGA itself, his personal LinkedIn web page reveals.