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Last August, a source knowledgeable DMN that Noah Becker, formerly the president of AdRev, was a cooperating witness in a federal investigation into the MediaMuv royalties fraud. Now, with just one of the scheme’s perpetrators possessing been sentenced to 70 months driving bars (his accomplice will be sentenced following month), Becker has seemingly escaped culpability – and landed a gig nicely outside the audio sector.
As described in June, Jose Teran, who had accepted a plea deal in February, was handed a 70-month prison sentence (in line with the government’s advice) for his component in the a great deal-publicized MediaMuv rip-off. All told, he and his associate in the illicit procedure, which observed the two falsely declare ownership of around 50,000 (chiefly Spanish-language) music, raked in somewhere around $23 million in royalties that weren’t theirs, for each their signed plea agreements.
And when the duo’s sentencing – not to mention the logistical hurdles related with offering a portion of the stolen royalties to victims – has been creating headlines as of late, the expert standing of the aforesaid Noah Becker has mainly been flying less than the radar.
MediaMuv had tapped AdRev (owned by Downtown Media Holdings) to collect the royalties at the centre of the scam, and a detailed report from Billboard painted a much less-than-flattering photograph of Becker’s alleged purpose in overlooking fears about (and continuing to get the job done with) MediaMuv.
Although the AdRev co-founder departed the enterprise in August of 2022, on the heels of a 9-month stint as a “strategic advisor,” he does not look to have commented publicly on the instances bordering his exit. But in addition to acquiring seemingly avoided culpability – 1 resource described him as a cooperating witness, as highlighted – The Nest Modern society board member is now spearheading a non-new music business endeavor.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Becker is the CEO of and direct trader in nutrigaZm, billed as “the world’s 1st hemp based mostly, little batch protein powder created from ONLY entire food stuff, superfood, adaptogenic components.” The identical webpage displays that Becker commenced in the placement in August of 2022 and co-launched the protein-powder organization with Do-it-yourself Public Relations president Kaytee Very long Becker as properly as a person Sebastian Roberts.
Retailing for a interesting $99.99 for each 32-ounce bag for the “Dark German Techno Chocolate” assortment, this vegan powder includes “11 of the world’s most effective superfoods” and “may help” with fat decline and considerably else, per nutrigaZm’s web site. Bringing the target back to AdRev, Downtown before in 2023 quietly folded the division into its FUGA distributor – “Adrev (element of FUGA),” reads the entity’s up-to-date LinkedIn title.
And previous AdRev SVP of operations Andrew Korn, who Billboard claimed had “told federal investigators he was acting at the directive of Becker” when it came to entreating “YouTube to mechanically ensure MediaMuv’s claimed copyrights in bulk,” now retains the same posture at FUGA itself, his very own LinkedIn page displays.