Your Friends Have Bad Taste: Fixing Social Music
Online music has failed to deliver truly social & connected music experiences. As access-based, streaming music becomes more mainstream, the current failure and huge potential of social music is becoming clearer. A variety of app developers and online music services are working to create experiences that use music to connect friends and use friends to connect you with new music you’ll love.
The Echo Nest
Jim has worked at the intersection of music & technology for close to 20 years. Today, Jim is CEO of the industry’s leading music intelligence company, The Echo Nest, working with leading online music services; editorial, video and social media networks; connected device manufacturers; and big brands to build the future of music. Under his leadership, The Echo Nest powers over 400 apps and its customer base reaches over 100 million music fans every month.
Before The Echo Nest, Jim was a music lawyer at Greenberg Traurig, specializing in music & digital media deals. Clients included multi-platinum & independent artists, music publishers, digital entertainment companies and branded entertainment companies. Prior to GT, Jim held sales and corporate development positions at Hughes, where he managed market development and sales.
Jim holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.