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Epidemic Sound Appoints Lars Torstensson as Head of Investor Relations and Communications

Stockholm, Sweden – Epidemic Sound today announces it has appointed Lars Torstensson as Head of Investor Relations and Communications to strengthen ongoing relationships with the financial community and continue to build the company’s global media presence. Lars starts on 1st June 2022 and will report to Sara Börsvik, Chief Financial Officer at Epidemic Sound.

Lars joins from Modern Times Group MTG AB, where he has been part of the executive management team as CFO and EVP Communications & Investor Relations. In this role he has been a pivotal part of the transformation of MTG into one of Europe’s leading mobile gaming companies, through the pursuit of a successful Buy & Build strategy and the execution of the pivotal sales of the largest independent esports company, ESL Gaming.

Prior to joining MTG, Lars served as Chief Communications Officer at Swedish listed consulting company Sweco AB and has held executive communications, investor relations, strategy and business development positions at Gelato AS and Tele2 AB. He previously worked at Swedbank Robur and Handelsbanken Asset Management.

Sara Börsvik, Chief Financial Officer at Epidemic Sound comments: “I am delighted that Lars is joining Epidemic Sound. Lars’ in-depth knowledge of both finance, M&A, capital markets and communications, combined with his passion for business development, makes him a perfect match for us. I’m looking forward to us working together to help us further accelerate our mission to soundtrack the world.”

Lars Torstensson, Epidemic Sound’s new Head of Investor Relations and Communications adds: “Epidemic Sound is building something which is unique, exciting and truly valuable to music creators and storytellers the world over. I have always had a love affair with music and to be able to join such a high-performing team on this fantastic journey is something that I really look forward to!”

“I would also like to thank Gem Griffiths and the Epidemic Comms team for laying such strong foundations; I can’t wait to work with everyone and build on the successes to date over the coming months and years.”

The news follows Epidemic Sound’s latest round of fundraising completed in March 2021.

About Epidemic Sound:

Epidemic Sound, the market leading platform for restriction-free music, is headquartered in Stockholm, heard around the globe and on a mission to soundtrack the world. 

The company has democratized access to music for storytellers. Its innovative digital rights model paves the way for creators - everyone from YouTubers to small businesses to the world’s largest brands - to use restriction-free music to take their content to the next level, whilst simultaneously supporting the musicians it works with both financially and creatively. 

The company was co-founded in 2009 and has offices in six major cities across the globe: Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hamburg and Amsterdam. Epidemic is backed by EQT, Blackstone Growth, Creandum, Atwater Capital, Alecta. AMF, and TIN Fonder and its Chairperson is Andrew Fisher, former CEO and Chairman of Shazam.


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