• Direction
    • Strategy
      • Connecting
        • Evangelizing
        Collaborating with business, marketing, design, and development professionals to create compelling Web and mobile music products that connect people to music.

        Product and Business Development
        I’ve held positions in music tech companies in business operations since 1999. As COO of Angry Coffee, where we productized Napster and made the front page of The Wall Street Journal during the summer of 2000, I led sales and product/business development efforts. I have additional experience with SSUP Blog, a Hypem-like effort. ChatWithTheBand, a one-to-many video chat solution for entertainers, and Live365, where I led the development of a new mobile music platform similar to Bandcamp subscriptions and Pandora AMP. I also led business development for the Viva Data efforts, where we made a music metadata validator from the Apple Music Metadata Style Guide specs.

        Community Builder
        Being the Community Architect for the SF MusicTech Summit from 2008-2012/2015 was a blast. I have had the opportunity to meet many of the players in the music and music technology niche. 

        From. From 2012 to 2022, I helped recruit advisers, celebrity judges, emcees, and qualified startups for the SXSW Accelerator, now the Pitch event. Over my time at SXSW, I reviewed and judged 100 pitch decks a year for these SXSW pitch competitions. 

        I’ve spoken for seven years as an SXSW moderator/speaker and five years doing the “7 Hottest Topics in Music Tech” panel series! I hope you got a chance to catch me in Austin over the last decade. Speaking is always fun.

        Founder/Team Member
        I have founded and co-founded a few music tech startups: Angry Coffee, SSUP Blog, ChatWithTheBand, Live365’s Avenue Live, Viva Data, and GOGOPIX.

        Musician / Engineer / Producer
        I started recording at SJSU in 1985. My first internship was at TRI Studios in Sunnyvale, where the late Kevin Gilbert got his start. I co-owned The Blue Room in SF from 94-97 and engineered many sessions. I engineered at Moon Dog in Alameda from 98-2000. Today, I engineer and produce in the box or at other studios when needed.

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