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Eric F. Galen

Music180.com; Founder & CEO

Eric Galen is the founder and CEO of Music180.com, the premiere Artist Development Community that connects emerging talent with top music professionals to find and develop tomorrow's great artists. The growing Music180 roster includes Rob Fusari (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears), Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood), Melvin Brown (Akon, Justin Timberlake), Bug Music Publishing (Bruno Mars, Kara Dioguardi), The Collective (Linkin Park), Arthouse Entertainment and hundreds more. As an entrepreneur, music attorney, artist development coach and trained musician, Eric has spent over a decade helping both emerging and established music professionals succeed in the new music business. From 2000 to 2007, Eric represented songwriters, publishers, artists, producers and others as an entertainment and new media attorney with large national law firms. In 2007, Eric joined Audiolife.com, a direct-to-fan e-commerce website, as the company's VP Business Development and General Counsel. There he helped the growing company raise funds, build relationships with major record labels and other music companies, and pivot their product toward a successful launch. Eric is a frequent speaker and author on issues surrounding the new music business, working to 'bridge the gap' between the traditional music industry and emerging technologies and business models. He was voted a 'Rising Star' in Super Lawyers and Los Angeles Magazine for five of the last seven years, and he is the creator of the New Music Business Meetup. Eric earned his B.A. cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles, and his J.D. from the University of Southern California.