Apple Music veteran Parker Todd Brooks is leaving the company to join Ledger, one of the biggest providers of cryptocurrency hardware wallets.
According to a Friday announcement, Brooks will now head Ledger’s non-fungible token, or NFT, division as the company expands its support for the storage, display, management and security of NFT pieces.
Brooks is joining Ledger after spending the last seven years with Apple Music, helping launch Apple Music and music radio station Beats 1 after Beats Music was acquired by Apple in 2014. Prior to his role at Beats Music as director of artist integrations, he worked at Topspin Media, leading its integration into Beats Music and Spotify.
In his new position as Ledger’s vice president of NFTs, Brooks will be responsible for bridging the platform with the artistic community and developing NFT management products. He will also make sure that NFTs are “given priority across Ledger’s software and hardware platforms,” Ledger wrote in the announcement.
“I’ve spent my career serving the artist community. With NFTs there is an opportunity to reimagine how art and music are created, sampled, and managed while simultaneously addressing the security issues in storing NFTs on internet-connected devices,” Brooks said. The Apple Music veteran noted that his mission will be “simplifying the process to help artists showcase and manage their digital works, and to securely store them.”
A major supplier of hardware wallets designed for secure storage of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Ledger has been apparently trying to keep up with the ongoing NFT boom. The firm says that some of its hardware wallets allow users to store NFTs.