- Web Music Technologyweb.mobile.social
- SF MusicTech Summitmusic.people.tech
- I play and record MusicIt's What I Do
- ProducerWordpress & social media production
building products that bring music fans joy
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 (eventually) 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 many interesting contracts, meetings, and ultimately, an acquisition offer. 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 this niche space.
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the best music and technology conference
As the Community Architect for the SF MusicTech Summit from 2008-2012 and an attendee of all 17 events, I have cultivated sponsors, attendees and panelists since the inaugural Summit. This bi-annual conference attracts over 1300 executives, investors and entrepreneurs whom came 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 got a chance to attend this great event between 2008-2014 and are involved in the evolving music/technology ecosystem in any capacity please feel free to reach out to me to talk shop! This last November was supposed to be “the last” event as the producers are moving to Hawaii. Oh no!read more
shut up and play your guitar
“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 am now bring to fruition. A 6-song EP is in progress using a Mara JH-16 track machine over Primitive Ears Recording!
“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). These songs have enjoyed placement on MTV;s “Real World – Road Rules I & II” and a feature film!
Over the years I have played on, engineered, and produced many recordings. Stay tuned for my discography.