- Web Music TechnologyI have the bug
- SF MusicTech Summitmusic.people.tech
- ProducerWordpress & social media production
- I play and record MusicIt's What I Do
and I don't think I'll ever stop
I was COO and Co-founder of Angry Coffee, where we thought Napster was obnoxiously playing in the supposed “grey area” of copyright law. We took it into our own hands, building a competing service that would be legal. How? We hacked into Napster,and made the front page of The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, July 26, 2000. 3 months and 80 major media mentions later we entertained a $300K acquisition offer from Listen.com and shortly thereafter a $20M Letter of Intent from Vitaminic S.P.A. I gained invaluable experiences in writing product specifications, M & A and due diligence processes. And not least, learned how to navigate the landscape of personalities and power brokers in the space.
The start-up is immortalized on Wikipedia. Check it out.
I am always open to conversations. Please feel free to reach out to me.
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the best music and technology conference
As the Community Architect for the SF MusicTech Summit , I have cultivated sponsors, attendees and panelists since the inaugural Summit. This bi-annual conference attracts over 1000 executives, investors and entrepreneurs whom come to the event to find business opportunities and help to establish and participate in the buzzing Northern California music and related technology market.
If you are not already familiar with this great event and are involved in the evolving music/technology ecosystem in any capacity please feel free to reach out to me to discuss sponsorship or panel speaking opportunities. I am always on the international lookout to turn the executive producer of the event onto new start-up companies that are willing to make the investment to come to San Francisco and share their new technologies with this community.read more
shut up and play your guitar
“Life Love Misery” is an alternative rock group featuring a string quartet. I am the lead singer-songwriter that wrote all the string arrangements and produced this sonically sound 10 song release with my two band mates and production partners, drummer Ken Stavropoulos (Starship, Cacaphony) and bassist Mario Previti (of the legendary Plant Studios).
“Sayla Dobro” is my Dobro playing alter-ego. The tex-mex sounds that come about when you mix the Dobro with a vintage Yamaha Synth Accordion patch, a Cuban Tres, and a Casio drum machine are a “lo-fi must hear”. I play every instrument on these recordings and produced them in a make-shift project recording studio in my former residence garage in Northern California. Merely lo-fi “sketches” of a project I hope to pursue someday.
Over the years I have played on, engineered, and produced many recordings. Stay tuned for my discography.