I have a passion for both music and technology. When collaborating on projects this serves my clients, partners, and/or employers well. On the technology side, I’ve run product, operations, business development, marketing, artist outreach and community for various music tech businesses. I got my feet wet in Web music technology as the Internet emerged as a musical force with AngryCoffee.com, the first publicly-available web-based interface to Napster and Napster-like networks. More recently, I worked in a product and business development capacity and led artist outreach for both Live365’s mobile music platform, Avenue Live, as well as for ChatWithTheBand, a video chat solution for bands and celebrities. I’ve helped foster various business opportunities and countless connections as the Community Architect for the SF Music Tech Summit and as a 6-year advisory board member to SXSW.
Right now, I co-own and operate Viva Data with Lucas Gonze. We make software that helps music companies manage music metadata at scale. We work with The Orchard.
On the music side, I studied music at San Jose State University and have served as a guitarist, various stringed instruments, keyboardist and singer for various bands. My most current project is “Sayla Dobro“. I also co-owned and operated San Francisco’s Blue Room Studios where we hosted the recording of Train’s first triple platinum album, served as an audio engineer for countless CD’s including a Grammy-nominated Latin jazz release, and hosted Randy Jackson on multiple occasions recording local bands for Sony A&R. I get the artist side, as I am an artist myself.
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