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turntable; Founder / CEO | | Billy Chasen is the founder and CEO of turntable.fm. Prior to turntable, he co-founded betaworks, where he created chartbeat, a real-time analytics service and firef.ly, a chat service.
exfm; Founder/CEO | | Dan Kantor is the Founder & CEO of exfm. Prior to that he founded Streampad, a social music service that was acquired by AOL in 2008. Before that he spent time at Delicious, Yahoo and Microsoft. Dan holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master's degree from ITP. He lives in NYC with his wife, son and two cats. He listens to music all day.
Recognized as a digital music thought leader, Deborah Newman founded MusicStrat in 2008 to combine her deep experience in the music, television and video businesses with her interest in copyright and digital media. MusicStrat advises music/tech companies on copyright, content licensing and digital distribution. Newman was an early pioneer in digital music in the mid-90s, serving as VP of Marketing & Sales at online retailer Music Boulevard and... Read More →
Songza Media; Co-Founder & CEO
Elias Roman is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Songza. Songza has playlists for everything and makes it outrageously easy to find the right one, at the right time.
Prior to Songza, Elias co-founded AmieStreet.com, the MP3 download service that introduced social discovery and demand-based pricing to digital music retail. Elias launched AmieStreet.com at Brown University with 2 co-founders prior to... Read More →
Indaba Music; CEO | | J.J. Rosen (Indaba Music, Chief Executive Officer, Director) | •Rosen has served as a member of the board of Indaba Music since September 2010 and became Indaba's CEO in January 2011 | •In 2002, Rosen sold his company, Run Tones, to Sony Music, which formed Sony Music's new Mobile Products Group. Run Tones was the first company to sell master ring tones in the U.S. | •Rosen was previously a President and... Read More →