There's a better way to do music online - whether you're a fan who wants to listen to your favorite band's music, or a musician that wants to get their music out there. That's exactly what RootMusic does: make everything easier for you. Musicians and fans, we got your back.
Soundcloud is Vision Sound Music's exclusive audio partner
TuneWiki is building lyric based products that inspire people to experience, understand, and share the lyrics and songs they love. Its award winning Social Music Player has a unique synchronized lyrics feature that offers unrivaled music playback to its users, including synced lyrics for streaming radio and videos. Users can also share and discuss their favorite lyrics with friends, and discover new music through Song ID with synced lyrics, song maps, top 50 charts, and the new trending feature. Lyric Legend and Lyric Legend 2, TuneWiki's best-selling mobile music games, offers another fun and…Read more
Spinlet, Senior Public Relations Manager
Melissa Adair specializes in Public Relations and Online Marketing in the music industry. Before joining Spinlet in 2010 Melissa founded her own company, Honeybee Publicity, working with clients such as Sony Music Unlimited, Gracenote, ALO and more. Through her work with Elevation Group, Melissa oversaw the publicity and marketing for The Neville Brothers, funky METERS, and The New Mastersounds. Melissa has worked in the music industry for over 10 years, including promotion development at KISS FM and Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars and JJ Cale at Rose…Read more
The Roxy / Adler Integrated
After years as a band manager, promoter, and restauranteur, Nic took the helm at The Roxy in 1998. An entrepreneur and community builder, Nic was drawn to the cutting edge concepts he found in the burgeoning field of social media. In 2007 he launched a blog that went on to win The VH-1 Rock Honors Award for Best Music Venue Website. Always an early adaptor, Nic began tweeting in 2008 and is now the #1 Music Venue on Twitter and Facebook in the world. As his social media program grew, Nic began to see the importance of being a part of the larger community of the …Read more
The Application Developers Alliance serves developers of every type, any languages and across all platforms. Our members are individual app devs and the companies committed to their success. Developers have unique needs as creators and business people - we aim to be your voice as both. Alliance members have access to discounts from organizations that care about you, educational tools from the companies and platforms you build with and an opportunity to speak up for your interests. The Alliance educational development, discounted access to cloud services and The Alliance Network are ready now, …Read more
Alter & Kendrick, LLP, Attorneys at Law, Partner
Lisa A. Alter is a partner in the firm of Alter & Kendrick, LLP in New York City. Her practice is focused primarily in the area of copyright law, with a particular emphasis on domestic and international music copyright issues. She advises composers, authors, musical estates, and music publishers on a wide variety of transactional and licensing matters, conducts in-depth copyright due diligence in connection with the acquisition, sale and/or administration of copyright catalogues, and consults frequently on issues involving termination of gra…Read more
IODA, Founder & CEO / Noise Pop Industries, Founder & CEO
Founder and CEO of IODA, Kevin guides the growth of one of the largest digital distributors of independent music in the world, combining his dedication to independents and his unique understanding of the digital music world to benefit IODA's global client base. Kevin also directs Noise Pop Industries, which produces San Francisco's internationally renowned Noise Pop Festival, which he founded in 1993, as well as the Treasure Island Music Festival and other Bay Area cultural events.… Read more
Author: Welcome to the Music Industry, You're Fucked!
Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors. His three decades in the music business spans across genres, borders and industries. Having experience in nearly every aspect of record production and promotion has given Martin a unique perspective not only on where the music industry is currently, but where it is going in the future.
After playing drums in a variety of English bands, Martin auditioned for and subsequently joined Johnny R…Read more
LyricFind, CEO & Founder
At LyricFind, Darryl is responsible for the overall strategy and direction of the company, including licensing and distribution. Darryl pioneered the digital lyrics space, successfully negotiating the first-ever mass lyrics licensing deal with EMI Music Publishing in 2005.
Darryl Ballantyne originally conceived LyricFind in 2000 with Mohamed Moutadayne and Chris Book at Ontario's University of Waterloo to be the largest, most accurate destination for lyrics on the Internet. Officially launched in 2004, the company pioneered the licensed digital lyrics space, succes…Read more
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Co-founder
Grateful Dead lyricist
John Perry Barlow is a former Wyoming rancher and Grateful Dead lyricist. He graduated in 1969 with High Honors in comparative religion from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
More recently, he co-founded and still co-chairs the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was the first to apply the term Cyberspace to the "place" it presently describes.
He has written for a diversity of publications, including Communications of the ACM, Mondo 2000, The New York Times, and Time. He has been on the masthead of Wired Magazi…Read more
Pandora, Director of Playlist Engineering
Eric Bieschke runs playlist engineering for Pandora. As one of Pandora's first employees, he built the initial prototypes for the company's playlist algorithms. As the service has grown, the algorithm is now deployed online, on mobile and via CE devices to more than 125 million registered users. To date, these millions of listeners have thumbed more than 11 billion songs while listening to billions of hours of music. Eric works daily on optimally combining content-based recommendations, collective intelligence, and human-machine cooperation in orde…Read more
An accomplished guitarist and vocalist, Vernon Black spent most of the past 20 years touring, recording and film tracking with music legends like Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Chakka Kahn and Lionel Richie. More recently, he’s performed and recorded with contemporary artists including Ashanti, Mariah Carey, India.Arie, Busta Rhymes and Celine Dion.
Vernon's work can be heard in films like “The Bodyguard,” “License to Kill,” and “Beverly Hills Cop II;” in advertising jingles for Jaguar, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan, Mattel and Levi’s; and in songs and sound effec…
Qualcomm Atheros, Director, Product Marketing
Gary Brotman is a marketing veteran with more than 15 years of experience designing and marketing media software, hardware and services that push the boundaries of technology. The majority of his career has been dedicated to helping consumers, artists and companies discover, experience, promote and distribute media online. Brotman is currently Director of Product Marketing for Qualcomm Atheros (QCA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, which develops wireless technologies for the connected home. Brotman is currently responsible …Read more
Avid, Collaboration Architect
Bob Brown is a software architect at Avid, focusing on collaboration technologies. He helps lead the product and technology direction of Pro Tools, Media Composer, and other Avid products. He spends his time researching and prototyping various tools to help media creators work better together. Various technology interests include real time media streaming, asset management, cloud solutions, and user experience design.
Since joining Digidesign (a division of Avid) in 1999, Bob has worked on every Pro Tools release since version 5.0 and various Media Composer r…Read more
DigitalMusic.org, Community Manager
Antony Bruno currently serves as Community Manager for NARM's DigitalMusic.Org division, where he manages the activities of various working groups created to advance the business of digital music.
He is also an independent strategic advisor for tech startups, content companies and communications firms, specializing in community and content management, communications strategies, and business development activities.
Most recently, Bruno was Executive Director of Content & Programming for Digital/Mobile at Billboard magazine, where he oversaw the public…Read more
Wired, Wired Product Reviews Editor
Michael Calore edits the reviews of consumer products on Wired.com. For over a decade, he has held various roles at Wired, serving as the editor of Webmonkey, the overseer of the How-To Wiki, and as an editor and reporter of news stories about web browsers, web standards, social networking and web apps. Before writing about technology, he covered snowboarding and skateboarding as a journalist and worked in the music industry. Calore is an avid cyclist and a musician - he plays bass in the indie rock band Domestic Electrics and produces music by himself…Read more